OBITUARY

John Houston McSween

April 18, 1947August 10, 2021

John Houston McSween, 74, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, August 10, 2021. A Celebration of his life will be held on Friday, August 13, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at North Macon Presbyterian Church. The family will greet friends from 10:00 a.m. to service time at the church. Burial will be Friday, August 20, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Greenwood Cemetery, Knoxville Tennessee. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to North Macon Presbyterian Church, 5707 Rivoli Drive, Macon GA 31210.

John was born in Knoxville, Tennessee to the late John Arnold and Alice Houston Karnes McSween. He graduated from Central High School, class of 1965 in Knoxville, and was a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a BBA and MBA. John had a forty year career in banking in North and Central Georgia with the Citizens and Southern National Bank (Bank of America) and Colonial Bank. He was a former member of the First Presbyterian Church in Rome, where he served as a Deacon, and was a member of North Macon Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder. John was a member of the Chamber of Commerce where he served as chairman in both Macon and Rome. He enjoyed spending time with his family especially his four grandchildren and his church family, gardening, golfing, reading and watching Tennessee Volunteers football. John was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle.

He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Beth McSween, son, John McSween of Alpharetta, daughter, Elizabeth (Doug) Jury of Atlanta, grandchildren, Caroline McSween of Milledgeville, Thomas Jury of Atlanta, Mary Jury of Atlanta and Kadyn McSween of Alpharetta, sister, Elizabeth “Booty” (Richard) Lockhart of Knoxville, TN.

Visit www.snowsmacon.com to express condolences. Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Bass Road has charge of the arrangements.

  • FAMILY

  • He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Beth McSween, son, John McSween of Alpharetta, daughter, Elizabeth (Doug) Jury of Atlanta, grandchildren, Caroline McSween of Milledgeville, Thomas Jury of Atlanta, Mary Jury of Atlanta and Kadyn McSween of Alpharetta, sister, Elizabeth “Booty” (Richard) Lockhart of Knoxville, TN.He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Beth McSween, son, John McSween of Alpharetta, daughter, Elizabeth (Doug) Jury of Atlanta, grandchildren, Caroline McSween of Milledgeville, Thomas Jury of Atlanta, Mary Jury of Atlanta and Kadyn McSween of Alpharetta, sister, Elizabeth “Booty” (Richard) Lockhart of Knoxville, TN.
  • DONATIONS

  • North Macon Presbyterian Church

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, August 13, 2021

  • A Celebration of Life

    Friday, August 13, 2021

  • Burial

    Friday, August 20, 2021

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Mitchell Gillentine

August 14, 2021

John and I went Shannondale Elementary School (Knoxville) where his mother worked 4-8 grades, Central High School(1961-65)where we played football. We always had to go against each other in drills because we were the smallest players. We went to UT-Knoxville (65-69).
I always looked forward to seeing John at the CHS reunions . I think it was the 45 th where John, Chris Curtis and I all sat at the same table with our wives at Beaver Brook C.C. It was a wonderful evening that we got to catch up after so many years. John sent a picture of us and my wife with a note inviting me to come to Macon which I had so meant to do all these years but I regretfully never got around to . I have kept that picture in my desk to remind me to make that trip.
Future CHS reunions will be so empty knowing that John will not be there in person but always in our hearts.
My sincerest sympathies go out to Beth and the family.
Mitchell Gillentine
Mitchell Gillentine

Michael & Wendi Carroll

August 14, 2021

John & family,
Our deepest condolences to all of you. May your special, wonderful memories of him bring you some comfort and peace in the days ahead 🙏🏻
Mike & Wendi Carroll
Alpharetta Georgia

Jill Frazier

August 13, 2021

I taught with and have been a longtime friend of Booty’s. It saddens me to hear of her brother, John’s, passing. I will keep all of the family in my prayers over the coming difficult days.
With loving friendship, Jill

Kevin Beckwith

August 13, 2021

John was a tough, smart executive with a soft heart, a great sportsman and competitor, a true friend who cared about about people, a man of God and Family. My late mother, Nancy Beckwith, introduced us 20 years ago, and she was right (isn't Mom always right?) about all of John's qualities and his savvy nature all those years ago. I am very sad about his passing, about losing a family friend like John. My heart goes out to everyone who knew him, but above all to Beth, Elizabeth, Johnny, and the grandchildren. We have lost a wonderful man.

Noble Sappenfield

August 12, 2021

I just received a call from cousin, Martha in Pensacola, that John has passed away. My prayers are for you and all your family.
I do very much remember being at you and John's wedding in
Memphis, with my father all those many years ago. Just sorry that
I never had the opportunity to meet him. Sounds like he lived a
great life, with many friendships made, could one ask for more....
My thoughts are with you and your children.
Your cousin,
Noble DeWitt Sappenfield

Martha Young

August 12, 2021

My daughter Ellen was a flower girl in my cousin Beth's wedding to John 50 years ago in Memphis. This has been a special memory for us all these years and we love the old pictures we have of the event. Beth, we share in your grief and and thank you for staying in touch with us through the years. Much love to you and the family.
Cousin Martha and Ellen

Janice Westbrook

August 12, 2021

John was great to work for and with back in the day at C&S Rome. Always smiling, always witty, always cared for his employees. My deepest condolences to Beth and the children. RIP Sweeney. 💔

Penny Shiflett

August 12, 2021

I will never forget When C&S Bank bought a bank in Blue Ridge and John was ask to go and meet with the staff. He took off to Blueridge went in the bank to introduce himself. He was shaking all the employees hands telling them that he was John McSween from
C & S. He said that they all looked at him like he was crazy. He finally introduced himself to the manager and let him know he just came up to meet everyone! The manager smiled and said “ you are at the wrong bank! C&S bought the bank down the street.” I will never forget that story when he told me I could not stop laughing. He had a great sense of humor and could laugh at himself. He was a great person and I loved working for him. My prayers go out to his family.

Shirley Braune

August 11, 2021

Beth,
I was John’s Executive Assistant at Colonial Bank in Macon.
Roy Mann and I tried to keep him in check with that car he loved !
Fond thoughts of him and prayers of peace for you and your family.
Shirley

Carol Goff

August 11, 2021

Rodney and I send continued prayers to Beth, the children and the blessed grandchildren that we know he loved so very much. His wonderful smile and gentle spirit were always evident. He was our granddaughter’s Sunday School teacher. She loved him. A giant of a man. He is with God.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

John Houston McSween, 74, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, August 10, 2021. A Celebration of his life will be held on Friday, August 13, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at North Macon Presbyterian Church. The family will greet friends from 10:00 a.m. to service time at the church. Burial will be Friday, August 20, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Greenwood Cemetery, Knoxville Tennessee. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to North Macon Presbyterian Church, 5707 Rivoli Drive, Macon GA 31210.

John was born in Knoxville, Tennessee to the late John Arnold and Alice Houston Karnes McSween. He graduated from Central High School, class of 1965 in Knoxville, and was a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a BBA and MBA. John had a forty year career in banking in North and Central Georgia with the Citizens and Southern National Bank (Bank of America) and Colonial Bank. He was a former member of the First Presbyterian Church in Rome, where he served as a Deacon, and was a member of North Macon Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder. John was a member of the Chamber of Commerce where he served as chairman in both Macon and Rome. He enjoyed spending time with his family especially his four grandchildren and his church family, gardening, golfing, reading and watching Tennessee Volunteers football. John was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle.

He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Beth McSween, son, John McSween of Alpharetta, daughter, Elizabeth (Doug) Jury of Atlanta, grandchildren, Caroline McSween of Milledgeville, Thomas Jury of Atlanta, Mary Jury of Atlanta and Kadyn McSween of Alpharetta, sister, Elizabeth “Booty” (Richard) Lockhart of Knoxville, TN.

Visit www.snowsmacon.com to express condolences.
Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Bass Road has charge of the arrangements.