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Jonathan Ivey “Big John” Scott, 56


Funeral services for Jonathan Ivey “Big John” Scott, 56 of Swainsboro, will be held Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Swainsboro First Baptist Church with Pastor Will Jackson officiating. Interment will follow at Swainsboro City Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday, October 20, 2021 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Chapman Funeral Home. He passed away Monday, October 18, 2021 at his residence following an extended illness.


Mr. Jonathan Ivey “Big John” Scott was born August 13, 1965 in Swainsboro to the late Thomas David Scott and Lois Riner Scott, both of whom preceded him in death. Mr. Scott retired from the Department of Corrections after working as a parole and probation corrections officer. He was also the fire chief of Summertown and attended Friendship Freewill Baptist Church.


Survivors include his wife, Lisa D. Scott of Swainsboro; daughters, Brandy Snyder (Greg) of Pensacola, Florida and Randi Mills (Josh McCoy) of Swainsboro; grandchildren, Christian Brendel, Jake Mills, and Hunter Mills, all of Swainsboro; brothers, David Scott (Nancy) of Lilburn and James Scott of Adairsville; and several nieces, nephews, and friends.


Pallbearers will be Billy Cavannah, Nicky Drake, Cody Cavannah, John Moore, Al Evans, Tal Wimberly, Allen Moore, and Kevin Strange.


Honorary pallbearers will be the Original Thursday Thunders, Enforcers MC, Summertown Fire Department, Department of Corrections’ Parole and Probation, Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office, and the Georgia BBQ Association.


Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro is in charge of arrangements.

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