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Old 06-13-2008, 05:25 PM   #1
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James Edward Scoggins
Lt. Col. James Edward (Jim) Scoggins, USMC (Ret.), 63, of Stafford, Va., passed away on Saturday, June 7, 2008, at his residence.
Lt. Col. Scoggins was a retired Marine Corps aviator and served two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was the commanding officer of H&MS-39 at Camp Pendleton, Calif. A friend to all Marines and lifetime member of Mickey Finn's Detachment of the Marine Corps League, he was a tremendous fan and supporter of the Young Marines of Quantico.

Survivors include his wife and Long-Haired Roommate, Lindsey Stokes Scoggins; four children, James Thomas Scoggins of Las Vegas, Nev., Charles William Scoggins of Huntsville, Ala., Christopher Lee Knowles and his wife, Barrie, of Willow Spring, N.C., and Teresa Scoggins Vilensky and her husband, Alex, of Dallas, Texas; and six grandchildren, Katie, Nicholas, Erin, Natalie, Brandon and Jason; and his beloved dog, Pootie. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Sophie Scoggins, previously of Bonifay, Fla.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 12, 2008, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service, Stafford Chapel. A funeral service will take place on Friday, June 13, 2008, at 1 p.m. at the Marine Corps Memorial Chapel on Quantico Marine Corps Base. Burial with full military honors will follow on Monday, June 16, 2008, at 1 p.m. at the Quantico National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Quantico Young Marines, c/o Commanding Officer, QYM, 5220 McManus Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22407, or online at quanticoyoungmarines.org. To send a condolence to the family, please visit mullinsthompson.com.
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Old 06-14-2008, 05:43 AM   #2
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To the Scoggins Family,

Sorry for your loss !! Jim and you all are in our thoughts and prayers!
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Old 06-14-2008, 12:45 PM   #3
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Mrs. Scoggins...
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your children. Although I never met your husband...I have read many of his posts on different RV forums. He always seemed willing to help a friend or a stranger any way that he could. He will be missed by the forum community.

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To the Scoggins family -

The Creekmores from Texas extend our thoughts and prayers to your family during this time of loss. Please know that Jim's rv'ing family was close to his heart and he was to ours.

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I knew Jim well. He was a great guy. In fact Jim and I helped pick out the coach that quite unfortunately was involved in the tragic accident.

This accident should serve to tell each and every one of us, no matter what type of coach we may own, that we have NO BUSINESS getting under a coach, PERIOD.

Let the professionals do what they are trained to do at a competent and professional shop. There are those who advise others to do their own maintenance. Those who do their own maintenance and expect others to do the same may be giving very bad advice indeed.

Jim will be missed by not only the Prevost community, his friends, family and the RV community as well.

His contribution to the USMC is legendary and may he rest in peace. His tragic accident serves as a reminder to us all to be very careful in the maintenance and repair of our coaches.
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Semper fi Jim!
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I don't know 'what' the tragic accident was.
Obviously doing his own maintenance.....?

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Mr. Scoggins was underneath his Prevost Coach performing maintenance when the coach came down on him.
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Oh Gosh,
nothing more terrible than that to happen to you.
My husband has a friend who owned a Monster Truck
and was doing some work underneath it when it fell on him also and he had the same result.
That is SO sad.
I will keep his family in my thoughts!
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I'm so sorry about this accident, and the loss of a husband, father and grandfather. Thoughts and prayers are with the family.
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We are so sorry to hear about your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you....
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