James Orville "J. O." Scoggins
Scoggins, James Orville "J.O."
Retired From Norfolk-Southern Railroad
posted January 30, 2006 THE CHATTANOOGAN.COM
James Orville "J.0." Scoggins, 94, of Chattanooga, died on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006.
He had been a member of Bayside Baptist Church since 1974, where he served as a deacon emeritus and usher.
He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran during World War II, where he flew in 64 combat missions as a crew member of a Liberator bomber.
He retired from Norfolk-Southern Railroad after 31 years of service and was a member of the United Transportation Workers Union.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Georgia A. Scoggins; an infant daughter, Reba Jane Scoggins; two sisters; and two brothers.
He is survived by a special niece and primary care-giver, Regina Clark, of Chattanooga; three sisters, Ruby Scoggins, Beatrice Weaver and Violet Steele, all of Chattanooga; two brothers, Frank Scoggins, of Harrison, and Marvin Scoggins, of Ooltewah; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, in the Highway 58 Chapel of Turner Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Stiffs officiating. Interment will be in Old McDonald Cemetery. His nephews will be pallbearers and deacons will be honorary pallbearers.
Visitation will be held from 5-9 p.m. Monday, and from 9 a.m. until funeral time on Tuesday, in the funeral home.
Arrangements are by Turner Funeral Home, Highway 58 Chapel.
Submitted by Phebe Morgan