Johnny Scarboro, 60, resided at Florida Living Nursing Center in Apopka, FL for the last 20 years. Johnny was called home to his new resting place in Heaven on April 14,2018. Johnny was born in Swainesboro, GA on April 2, 1958 to W.T. and Reba Scarboro. He had 2 brothers, Tommy and Loran. Him and his family moved to Florida in 1963 where his father started a roofing business, Scarboro Roofing Company. Johnny and his 2 brothers joined into the family business. He married Donna Carver in 1979 and they had one daughter. Johnny loved to spend his spare time fishing. If you couldn’t find Johnny at work on a roof, or at home with his family, there was only one place left to find him and it was on the river. He loved his family and friends.
Johnny had a massive stroke in 1999 and was in a coma for weeks. The doctor’s told the family that they believed that he would have no real life and would most likely be in a vegetative state forever. The family believed otherwise. With lots of family and friends praying for him, Johnny surpassed all of the doctor’s expectations. He overcame a lot in those 20 years at the nursing home. He learned to talk and walk with assistance. He could do most things on his own and he became great on the computer. He loved to be on Facebook all the time talking with everyone. While being over in the nursing home, he became interested in the church services and gave his life to Christ on May 13, 2011. Ever since that day you could see a change in him. He loved the Lord and loved going to church.
We know without a shadow of a doubt that he is resting in the arms of Jesus now. He probably has a fishing pole in one hand and pointing his finger, shaking it at his best friend Jim, sitting beside. Saying “Now, let me tell you something”
Johnny will be missed by many of us and he touched a lot of people while he was here on earth. Johnny leaves behind a daughter (Vanessa Neale), son in law (Ryan Neale), 2 grandsons (Nathan and Evan Burnette), a brother (Loran Scarboro) and many family and friends.
Preceded in death with his parents and his brother Tommy.
A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church of Aurantia on Friday, April 20th at 11 am.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Baptist Church of Aurantia Bereavement Committee.