John was born in Taft, California to Marion “Joe” Scott and Alma MacKinzie Scott. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister , Ninalee Wade. John graduated from Taft Union High School in 1969 and proudly served his country with the United States Army from 1969 to 1971. He spent his career working in the Westside oilfields for various oilfield contractors. John was very patriotic, extremely opinionated and definitely one-of-a-kind. He loved backpacking, taking pictures, making butterscotch pies for friends and family and was an avid history buff. He will be dearly missed. John is survived by his brother, Jack Scott of Alturas; nieces and nephews, Scott and Renae Wade of Bakersfield, Jolene and Jon Selby of Helena, Montana, Stacey Wade of Bakersfield, Holly and Darrell Melton of Taft and Bryon Scott of Sparks, Nevada; and many great-nieces, nephews and cousins. John is also survived by his close friends, Danny Baker, Tim and Lisa Hill and Jack and Pat Reedy. Here's to John and the High Sierra! The arrangements are under the direction of the Erickson & Brown Funeral Home. To convey online condolences please visit www.EricksonAndBrown.com.