Mr. Johnny Scales, 79, of Alonzo Watson Drive, South Bend, Indiana, passed away February 2, 2020 at Signature Health Center, South Bend, Indiana.
Johnny was born in Blytheville, Arkansas, on May 22, 1940 to Mathew and Linnie (Martin) Scales who both preceded him in death; along with two brothers: Mathew Scales Jr., and Alford Scales; grandsons: Quentin Dotson, Jourdan Harris and Arvester Fleming; great-granddaughters: Miracle Dotson and Dalayia Scales; a niece, Marietta Scales; and a nephew, Eddie Scales.
Johnny worked for Allied 20 years and for Adapto five years but he worked all his life as a self-employed mechanic. He served the United States Army and was Honorably Discharged. He was a member of Believers COGIC. He married Gladys Parker on September 8, 1975 in South Bend, Indiana.
Survivors left to cherish his memory include his wife, Gladys Scales; three daughters: Virginia Parker and Mary (Raymond) Dotson, all of South Bend, Indiana, Gwendolyn Diane Scales; four sons: Matthew (Lisa) Wills and Johnny ( Errika) Scales Jr., all of Indianapolis, Indiana, Robert ( (Fiance’ Amy) Parker of Burnsville, Minnesota, and Darryl (Cynthia) Scales of St. Louis, Missouri; 28 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, a special grandson who was raised as a son, DeShawn (Candace) Dotson; one brother, Jimmy (Rose) Scales; along with a host of other relatives.
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