Jacob Franklin "Jake" Scotton, 79, of Staley died Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in High Point.
Mr. Scotton was born in Chatham County on July 1, 1939 the son of Roy T. and Bessie (Gunter) Scotton. Jake was the former Mayor of Staley, a farmer, a truck driver, and he had worked in installation of metal buildings. He enjoyed Nascar and will be remembered for his sense of humor, his flirtatious spirit and his gift of gab.
Jake was preceded in death by his parents and step-mother, Louise E. Scotton.
He is survived by the light of his life of 54 years: Elsie (Cheek) Scotton; daughters: Aimee Scotton of Greensboro, Karen Scotton and Emily Scotton both of Staley; one brother: William "Bill" Scotton (Sue) of Staley; niece, Katie Scotton of Staley; nephew, Zach Scotton (Jennifer) of Greensboro; a host of special friends and his boy, Harvey.
The family will receive friends Friday, January 25, 2019 from 2:00-3:00 PM at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. The funeral will follow Friday at 3:00 PM at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roger Carlson officiating. Burial will be in the Staley Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Staley Baptist Church, P O Box 126, Staley, NC 27355.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.