John Vincent Scully III

February 4, 1946July 9, 2018

John Vincent Scully III, beloved husband, father, and brother, went to be with the Lord on July 9, 2018, at age 72. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Ruth; 4 daughters and 11 grandchildren: Angie and husband Patrick, their daughters Olivia and Isabelle, Alexandra, her son Malachi; Amberleigh and husband Trip, their children Dulaney, Kyla, Emmanuel, Quinn, and Bo Vincent, and Arynne and husband Shane, their children Ty, Brooks, and Gia; 2 brothers, Kenneth and his wife, Elaine; and Edward and his wife, Ruth; and 2 sisters, Laura, and Janet and her husband Ingo.

John was born in New York City on February 4, 1946, eldest son of John Vincent Scully Jr. and Ruth Sadewasser Scully.

He grew up in Bergen County in northeastern New Jersey, graduating from high school in 1964. John attended Houghton College in New York, graduating with a degree in Sociology in 1968. He married Ruth Wilkinson on June 7, 1975, and lived in Montreal, Quebec for 3 years. He moved with his wife and 2 daughters to the suburbs of Denver, Colorado in 1978, where his youngest 2 daughters were born. He moved his family to Charlottesville, VA in 1986, where he lived 32 years.

John was always artistic, very creative, and worked in mostly Christian organizations, most recently as Art Director and Archivist at Christian Aid Mission. He loved artwork, hiking, reading, and traveling, especially cruising. He was patient and humble, kind and loving, gentle, non-judgmental and an encourager with a quiet strength. John was a truth seeker and deep thinker, full of wisdom.

Family and his Christian faith were John’s first priority. He loved family life with his wife and 4 daughters and subsequently their families, visiting and vacationing with them as much as he could. He loved living near his siblings, sharing life and family gatherings together. John was thankful for how God provided for his family, always feeling richly blessed because of them and his Christian heritage.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christian Aid Mission or The Pregnancy Centers of Central Virginia.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, July 14, 2018

John Vincent Scully III

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Melynda Parks

July 11, 2018

Hi Ruth,
My name is Mindy Parks and i worked with John at CAM. I thought I'd share with you a funny story about both John and I. As long as i can remember, John was someone I interacted with. I always needed materials printed and he was the print guy. Every time I called John on the phone - I addressed him as John Scully. Whenever I saw him in the hallway - he was always John Scully. So after a few years, he stopped me and asked - 'why do you call me by my first and last name'? I told him "I didn't even realize I had been doing it, but I guess it's because that's how your name is displayed on the call sheet and there was another John working in the office." So John asked me to call just call him 'John' but old habits die hard. So everytime I'd see John in the hall or call him - I'd always have to stop myself and think about what name to use. He'd laugh and finally he said - 'just call me John Scully' if you want. So it became a joke between us as to what name I was going to call him each time we'd see each other. Every time I think of John, our conversations over his name come to mind - and it makes me smile :) He was a quiet spirit but always ready to laugh and be an encouragement to others. John was faithful servant to Lord while he was CAM, no job was too big or too small - he was ready to jump in and help no matter the task. He's been missed. Praying for you and your family during this difficult time and I'm so sorry for your loss.

Mindy Parks