John Michael Scott, "Scotty,"68, of Cove, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, October 12th, 2014 after a battle with cancer. He requested that there be no public service.
Scotty was born August 30, 1946 in Fort Lauderdale, FL to Rex Veasman Scott and Will-Lowe (Cain) Scott. He lived many places throughout his life, including Missouri, California, Arizona, Alaska, and Washington. Scotty enjoyed traveling--from tour-guiding in Mexico to fishing in Alaska. He was a pilot, like his father, and he also worked as a flight instructor. He served honorably in Vietnam for the US Navy. Eventually, he moved to Cove, Oregon to care for his mother, Will-Lowe. His home in Cove became his "little piece of paradise."
Scotty had many interests. He was an avid gardener. He loved growing abundant gardens and encouraged others to grow their own food. He was happy to share his wealth of information on organic gardening. He hosted workshops on canning and food preservation for the community. He was fond of wildlife and enjoyed bird-watching. He had a keen sense of musicality. One of his greatest joys was playing the blues on his piano. He played many venues over the years, in many different places. His remarkable musical skills delighted all and got everyone to agree that, "it feels good to feel good." He is remembered for his charm and good humor. Conversations with Scotty were often insightful and always enjoyable.
He is survived by his two sisters, Rexanna Shackleford of Salem, Missouri and Mella Dea Tocchet of Carmel Valley, California. He is preceded in death by his parents, Rex and Will-Lowe.