Donald J. “Jimmy” Scrogham, age 84 years, formerly of Coal City, Il., passed away peacefully at his home in Lead Hill, AR. on Thursday, July 30, 2020.
He was born on July 7, 1936 in Gardner, IL. to Roy and Myrtle (nee Mudd) Scrogham. Jimmy served his country honorably twice in the United States Navy, serving in both the Korean War and reenlisting during the Vietnam War. He married DiAnn Ford on May 29, 1955. Jimmy worked as a heavy equiptment operator with Local #150. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, and boating. He loved being on the water. He also had a passion for restoring antique cars.
Jimmy is survived by his three children; Lenna (Doug) Bost of Altus, Ok., Thomas “Tad” (Kim) Scrogham of North Canton, OH., and Brent (Ali) Scrogham of Diamond, IL., 8 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; his special friend, Sue Trimble, and his dog, Shorty.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, DiAnn Scrogham; his parents, Roy and Myrtle Scrogham, and his brother, Delmar, “Buck” Scrogham.
Memorials may be made in Jimmy’s name to the Disabled American Veterans.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
A memorial visitation will be held from 9:30 am until 11:30am on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at Ferrari Funeral Services, 1044 Ferrari Drive, Coal City, IL. 60416. Private family inurnment will follow at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery with full military honors.
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