John Scruggs
1955 - 2019
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A memorial service for John Larry Scruggs, 63, Baldwin City, will be 2 p.m. Monday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

Mr. Scruggs died August 5, 2019, at LMH Health.

He was born September 6, 1955, in New Castle, Wyoming, the son of John L and Doris Jeffries Scruggs. After high school he attended a trade school and became a machinist.

Mr. Scruggs served in the United States Marines towards the end of the Vietnam War. He worked as a dryer operator for ICL Performance Products. He was an employee of ICL for 28 years and served as a union member.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and working on cars. He was a scout leader, bee keeper, and loving grandfather.

He is survived by his wife Lena Scruggs of Lawrence; son, Cameron Scruggs of Lawrence; daughters, Nadia Scruggs of Baldwin City, Mindy Holcombe and husband Matt of Atlanta, GA; a sister, Pamela Cooper of Ft. Collins, Colorado; sister-in-laws, Cathy Scruggs and Veruschka Frolow of Lawrence; grandchildren, Winn Scruggs, Jovi Holcombe, Marlee Holcombe, Henly Holcombe, and Stevie Holcombe, and many surviving extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Michael Scruggs; and sister, Vickie Scruggs.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project, sent in care of the funeral home.

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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on Aug. 8, 2019.
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August 10, 2019
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
August 8, 2019
John, you will be missed by so many. What a great friend you were; thank you for always being there. Prayers for your children and family. Godspeed your way.
Kim Murphree
August 8, 2019
So sorry Lena to learn of your husband's passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. God bless. Jessica Devers, Las Cruces, NM
Jessica Devers
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