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.