Scot Ward is the founder and president of Scot Ward Funeral Services. Scot has two daughters Megan, born in 1994 and Lauren, born in 1997. He lives in McDonough, GA and attends Buckhead Church in Atlanta. His daughter Megan attends North Georgia University and Lauren attends Union Grove High School. Scot was born in Waco, TX while his parents were in school at Baylor University. After his father graduated, they moved back to his father’s home of Atlanta, GA. Scot grew up in Dekalb County, going to school at Mt. Carmel Christian Church elementary school and graduating from Lithonia High school in 1987. Scot went on to attend GA Southern College and later transferred to Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science where he graduated in 1991. Scot began working in his family’s funeral business, Horis A. Ward, Inc., while in school at Gupton-Jones. He helped his family open the new Horis A. Ward funeral homes in Conyers and Stockbridge in 1992 and 1994. His family sold the Horis A. Ward Funeral Homes to a corporate entity in 1993 where Scot later became a general manager over six funeral homes and two cemeteries. In this role, Scot managed over 1,000 funeral services per year and had over 50 employees. In February 2005, Scot and his father, Richard, left the corporate entity and purchased Harry L. White Funeral Home and Green Meadow Memorial Gardens to form Scot Ward Funeral Services. Scot’s dedication in the funeral business has grown Scot Ward Funeral Services from serving less than 150 families each year in 2005 to over 300 families in 2010 through the funeral home and cemetery. Scot has contributed over $675,000 to over 150 churches and charities through 2010 through his “Community Contribution Program”. This program contributes ten percent of the service charges of his funeral home and cemetery charges to a local church of a family’s choice, or to the charities Scot Ward Funeral Services supports. This contribution is given in memory of the loved one cared for by Scot Ward Funeral Services. Each January, Scot Ward Funeral Services conducts a “Community Remembrance Memorial Service” for those families served in the prior year. Scot and his companies continue to serve families long after a funeral is completed. Scot has been a member of the Rotary Club of Rockdale County since 1997 and served as president from 2008-2009. He has held several other directors positions in Rotary as well. He has also been a member of the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce since 1992 and served as a board member in 2007-2008 and is currently serving on the board for 2012-2013. He currently serves as a board member for the A. R. Gus Barksdale Boys and Girls Club in Conyers. The Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce awarded Scot the 2007 Community Spirit Award and the 2008 Jerry Barboe Small Business Person of the Year Award. Scot is a graduate of Leadership Rockdale 2007 and continues to host the Leadership Rockdale Retreats and Community Wellness Day. He has been a past board member of the Rockdale Special Olympics, Rockdale Medical Center Foundation and the Rockdale Jaycees. Scot often states that he has had some of the best role models a boy could have ever had, referring to his father and grandfather. They taught him a love for the Lord, a love for others and a desire to give back to the Lord and to the community that gives to you.
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