|Birth: ||Jul. 25, 1949|
|Death: ||Aug. 4, 2008|
Mr. Scruggs, 59, of Stewartville, died unexpectedly Monday (Aug. 4, 2008) at the home of a friend in Rochester, following a lengthy illness.
Phillip David Scruggs was born July 25, 1949, in Indianapolis, Indiana. His birth name was Garth Wilson, and he was adopted as an infant by Norman and Rosemary (Taber) Scruggs on September 14, 1949. He grew up in Culver, Ind., attended school there, and later received his GED. He enlisted in the Marine Corps (First Marine Division) and served three tours of duty in Vietnam. He was married Aug. 28, 1972, in Plymouth, Ind., to Kristi Jo Naylor. They were later divorced.
In Indiana Mr. Scruggs was employed in real estate, specializing in farmland sales. He moved to Wisconsin and then to Idaho, where he married Margie Charboneau in 1982. Following their marriage, the couple moved to Minnesota; they were later divorced. He owned and operated Reparit, a home handyman service, and also worked as a carpenter in home construction until retiring early for health reasons in 2001.
On July 7, 1992, he married Jill M. Eppard. The couple and their family made their home in Stewartville. Mrs. Scruggs was an employee at People's Natural Gas in Rochester for a number of years, and is currently employed by Charter House in Rochester. Mr. Scruggs was a member of Grace Evangelical Free Church and was a longtime member of Alcoholics Anonymous. He enjoyed fishing, racquetball and golf, and was a fan of the Chicago Cubs.
He is survived by his wife; 10 children, two sons from a previous marriage, Phil Jr. (Stacy) of Brookston, Ind., Dan (Rena) of Rochester, his wife's two sons from a previous marriage, Jake (Molly) Johnson and Joshua Johnson, both of Rochester, and Zach, Luke, Isaiah, Katie, Emily and Sophie, all at home in Stewartville; a sister, Jan (Mitch) Resnick of South Hadley, Mass.; and four gandchildren. Other survivors include his mother-in-law, Kaye Eppard of Rochester. He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Rosemary (Taber) Scruggs.
Final arrangements entrusted to Griffin-Gray Funeral Home of Stewartville. The funeral for Phillip D. Scruggs was Saturday, August 9th, at Grace Evangelical Free Church in Stewartville, with the Rev. Gary Seaquist and Pastor Andrew Langseth co-officiating. Interment of ashes was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Norman Madison Scruggs (1916 - 1995)
Rosemary Jane Taber Scruggs (1919 - 1994)
Kristi Jo Naylor Scruggs (1952 - 2008)
Fort Snelling National Cemetery
Created by: William Taber
Record added: Aug 14, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29019246
Its been 4 years without you dad. There is not a day that does by when I don't think about you! I love you so much and I would do anything to be in your arms again. You are my hero! I love you|
Added: Mar. 9, 2012
Rest in heavenly peace. Thank you for serving our country.|
Steve Edquist ~In Memory Of Aaron & Scrappy~
Added: Apr. 5, 2009
With respect to a distant cousin|
Added: Feb. 13, 2009
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