James Scott Touchstone

  •  James Scott Touchstone

Born on March 16, 1953

Departed on April 25, 2014 and resided in Smyrna, GA

James Scott Touchstone, age 61, of Smyrna, GA, beloved father, son, brother and uncle, passed away suddenly at his home April 25, 2014. He is survived by his children Jared Touchstone of Chicago, Illinois, and Isabel Touchstone of Smyrna, GA, mother Aline McDonald Jim of Spring Hill, Florida, sister Sherry T. Davis Ted of Cumming, GA, brothers Tom Touchstone Jan of Marietta, GA and Tod Touchstone Michelle of Conyers, GA, stepbrother Mark Bain Kelly of Atlanta, GA and his "best friend" ex-wife Suzanne Rose Touchstone of Smyrna. Nieces and nephews include: Julie Davis Dunn Mike of Suwanee, Kevin Davis Jennifer of Atlanta, Melanie Touchstone of Atlanta, Kayleigh Touchstone of Marietta, Jake Touchstone of Kennesaw, GA, Kelsi Nguyen of Conyers, GA, and Conner Touchstone of Conyers, GA. Great nephews: Davis Dunn and Denver Dunn of Suwanee.

Scott is predeceased by his father, Glenn Thomas Touchstone Tom Jr. Mary surviving, grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Thomas Touchstone Sr. and Mr. and Mrs. W.H.P. Shell.

Scott graduated from Headland High School in 1971 in East Point, GA where he was an outstanding letterman in football, baseball and basketball. He was listed as an AJC Player of the Week several times in football.

After attending Middle Georgia College and West Georgia College, he founded at the age of 23 with his brother Tom, later joined by brother Tod, Automotive Refinishing Distributors ARD where he served as president. He presently was president of the 60-year-old family business Touchstone Auto Paints in Marietta, GA and Body Supplies in East Point, GA founded by his grandfather and father and owned by he and his siblings.

Other business ventures through the years included co-founding Bain Staffing with Mark Bain and various real estate ventures.

A man of many interests he leaves behind family and friends who will miss him greatly. A private Celebration of Life for Scott for family and friends will be planned later.

To honor Scott donations can be made to:
Students Without Mothers
3355 Lenox Rd. NE
Suite 750
Atlanta, GA 30326
Or donation to a charity of your choice.

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Guestbook Entries

  1. Sandy L'Hoste May 2, 2014 at 12:00 am - Reply

    I loved Scott like a son. I will miss him very much and I can’t say enough good things about him. He will always be in my heart.


  2. Kenyada oduaran September 19, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

    I just want to start off by saying I really wish this family the best. I met Scott waitressing in Atlanta and we quickly became friends, we would talk for hours on end and he even offered for my daughter and I to live in his home I just googled him to try to find a phone number to get in contact WOW is all I can say I am in lost for words hopefully I can get in contact with some immediate realitives think there are some things you should know because now my mind is just everywhere this is not the end. God bless

  3. Dana Coon October 21, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

    I met Scott when he first opened the business of A.R.D. I was his assistant and Jerry worked the warehouse while Tom was the sales staff. It was a small office space but we had a great time working together and Scott always made it a fun job. Scott was the most caring person I have had the privilege to meet and I am shocked by his passing. I was there through many of his “girlfriends” but I know he cared deeply for Susan. My deepest condolences to the Touchstone family he will be missed deeply. Dana Coon

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