Known as Scotty to his friends, he was born May 13, 1971 at Dominguez Valley Hospital. He graduated in 1989 from Centennial High School in Compton.
He served in the United States Navy from 1989 through 1993 achieving the rank of Radioman Class A and serving aboard the U.S.S. Gridley. He also served in Iraq during Operation Desert Storm.
Macon received the Southwest Asia Service Medal.
After his discharge from the Navy, he worked for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority for 14 years. During his career he served as lead custodian in the corporate office, Gateway Plaza and on the Red, Blue and Green lines.
Macon played football with the L.A. Sheriff ’s Enterprise Broncos as a child, and his love of the game continued throughout his life. He was a Must Play Monitor and Team Dad for the Inglewood Blackhawks.
He served in the National Guard Reserves and was a member of the Majestics Car Club, both of which he considered his hobbies.
Macon was baptized at New Mount Calvary Baptist and attended Second Benevolent Church of Compton.
Known as Uncle Scotty, he was known by his friends as the life of any party because of his easy-going and genial nature.
The youngest of five children, he garnered friends wherever he went. There were approximately 1,000 in attendance at his funeral, held at New Mt. Calvary Baptist Church on El Segundo. The funeral spilled into street, and many mourners were unable to get in. They included members of several car clubs, his 12- year old son’s entire football team and childhood and neighborhood friends from the Compton area as well as from other states and counties.
He is remembered by his parents, Johnnie and Betty Macon of Compton; four siblings, Cynthia, Monica, Searcy and Johnnie Macon (Rosalind) III; children, Tonea Sherer, Donika Haynes, and Ke'era, Brittney and Edward Jr (Scooter) Macon; his longtime companion Mary Ann Jackson and friend Clarence Smith (Poncho); nieces and nephews, Jeanessa Perry, Christopher Shelton and Crystal, Johnnie III (Jazzie), DeAndre, Lavaughn, Shalia and Dre’von Macon; Alabama relatives uncles Charles Macon and Willie James Smith, and cousins Sabrina Smith and Andre, Val-erie, Kayla, Brian and Tijuana Thomas; and a host of treasured family, friends, and co-workers.