Renard Fredrick Scruggs, 66, of Las Vegas, Nev., passed away Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013.
Renard was born to Willie Mae Hurt (Lee) and Clarence Scruggs as the second child of eight on April 13, 1947, in St. Louis, Mo. He graduated from Assumption Catholic High School He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a foreman at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals in St. Louis, Mo., qualified as an expert pipe fitter, machinist, and HVAC specialist. He and Joyce Scruggs, his wife of 40 years, moved to Las Vegas, Nev. in February of 2010 to fulfill a dream of moving out west. He was an easy going individual who loved to converse and socialize with people. He was a very giving person who would do whatever he could to help those in need. He had a welcoming smile and soft eyes that put anyone at ease.
He was a loving husband and delightful father who is survived by his wife and children, Wynette, Sean, Evan and Jason; his grandchildren, Brian, Cameron, Joshua and those yet to come; his siblings, Katie, Sherry, Gail, Debra, Dennis, Dwayne, Anthony, Lynn and Mario.
Funeral: A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at St. Augustine of Hippo Catholic Church, East St. Louis, Ill.
PALM NORTHWEST MORTUARY, Las Vegas, Nev.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Dec. 24, 2013