I live down the street from Camp Wildwood now where my Girl Scout Troop spent many weekends with Mr Scruggs as our leader learning outdoor skills. To this day, everytime I watch the weather, I think of 7th grade science when Mr Scruggs took us outside and taught us that a north wind comes from the north. Wish I had known what a history maker and innovator he was, even in my own life.
Bill Scruggs was one of the most remarkable teachers and individuals that I have known. We was a mentor to me as he was to many. He lived an exemplary life and taught by example, in the classroom and out. A remarkable and unforgettable man.
While I never had Mr. Scruggs as a shop teacher at Lake Weir, I did enjoy getting to know him the last 3 to 4 years having long lunches as he traveled thru Hendersonville, NC. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Jim Hunt
I only knew Bill for a short time, but he was such a nice guy! He was a wonderful addition to our card group - such a gentleman and with a spritely sense of humor. We will miss him.
As a young student we didn't realize what a great man our teacher was, but we all knew we held him in high regard and to this day still do. Evidently the world was well blessed with his presence and the person he was. Our prayers to the family.
It was wonderful--though not surprising--to read about all the roles Bill played in his life, all he accomplished, and all the people he touched. We're glad we got to know him these past few years, through his involvement in the D-Day Normandy Vets of North Central Florida. We remember Bill's great sense of humor, his wild B-17 bomber shirt, the photo of him atop a trusty steed on the cover of the June 1947 Florida Cattleman magazine, and his many kindnesses to us. We'll miss him dearly.
Diane & Ira Fischler
I send my condolences to Ann and Cynthy. Your father was a role model and a good teacher. I was fortunate to have him as a shop teacher one semester. He not only taught me how to use the tools I would need in my life, he inspired me with his kindness and leadership.
My thoughts and prayers go out to Bill's family. We have lost a friend, a mentor, and a hero. Thanks for all you have done and for all you gave. You will be missed Mr. Scruggs.
I want to send my condolences Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Bill Scruggs was part of that "Greatest Generation", who flew bombing missions during world war II to fight for freedom in America and around the world. After the war Bill continued to fight for freedom, using education as his weapon of choice. He fought long and hard and he fought well. God Speed, Bill Scruggs!