James C. "Scotty" Scott

January 23, 1937January 3, 2021

James C. "Scotty" Scott, age 83 of Jackson, TN, went home to the Lord on January 3, 2021.

James was born in Scotts Hill, TN on January 23, 1937 to Carl and Velma Maness Scott. James was a lifelong sports fan and athlete. After competing and graduating from Jackson High School, he received a basketball scholarship to Union University. James also played second base for his alma mater's baseball team. Upon his graduation from Union, James signed a professional baseball contract with the Cleveland Indians. He went on to earn a master's degree from the University of Mississippi before teaching and coaching in the Jackson community. He made a lasting impact not only on the youth he coached by on all the lives he touched as well.

Over his lifetime, James devoted years to youth sports, civic, and community causes. He found joy in attending as well as serving at his church, First United Methodist Church in Jackson. He was a leader in the Jackson business community through a long and successful insurance and banking career. James retired 20 years ago after serving as the first president of The Bank of Jackson.

Much loved for his giving spirit, sense of humor, and integrity, Scotty's greatest pleasure was enjoying time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Patricia Clark Scott; son, John C. Scott (Phyllis) of Austin, TX, daughter Susan Scott Robbins (Ned) of Olive Branch, MS; and a large extended family. They have been blessed with four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Due to the current COVID circumstances, a private immediate family service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift in the memory of James C. Scott to First United Methodist Church, 200 South Church St., Jackson, TN 38301 or YouthTown, 3641 Youth Town Rd., Pinson, TN 38366.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


James C. "Scotty" Scott

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Frank Dyer

January 9, 2021

Scotty was a fraternity brother of mine from Union. He upheld the qualities of Union University. He was a great athlete
And a dedicated Christian He will
Be remembered by those who
Knew him
My prayers to
His family He was a wonderful Unionite
Dr Frank Dyer
Germantown TN

Sherry Staples

January 5, 2021

John. Susan and family...I’m so sorry about your sweet dad!!! He was such a great guy with so many fond memories!! Sending prayers to each of you!