James Irving Scarborough Sr.
Snow Hill — James Irving Scarborough Sr., 94, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at Harrison House Nursing Home in Snow Hill. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Clayton James Scarborough and Bessie Kent Scarborough, and stepmother Flora Wessells Scarborough. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 72 years, Emma Taylor Scarborough, in 2010. He is survived by his devoted family, Walter Clayton "Buck" Scarborough and his wife, Sylvia, of Salisbury, James "Jim" Irving Scarborough Jr. and partner, Chip Futrell of Wilson, N.C., Penny Scarborough Baker and her husband, J.P., of Salisbury, and Flora Scarborough Brittingham and her husband, Wayne, of Pocomoke City; six grandchildren, Wendy Bowman and her husband, John, Sheila Rivera, Peggy Windsor, Hope Waidner, Carla Barfield and husband, Zeb, and Tom Brittingham and wife, JoElla. There are 13 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Buddy Baker, and a great-granddaughter, Mary Kate Brittingham.
Mr. Scarborough had owned and operated Scarborough Canning Factory in Greenbackville. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Girdletree, and was an ordained Baptist deacon. He was a Charter Member of the Girdletree Volunteer Fire Company. He was their oldest member. He was a graduate of Stockton High School and attended Diesel Mechanic School in New York. He worked on ferry boats on the Chesapeake Bay between Annapolis and Matapeake. He also had worked for the Eastern Shore Public Service Co. which was a forerunner of Delmarva Power Co. He also was an antique dealer and furniture refinisher. He had been an athlete and played on the Bi-County Baseball League.
A funeral service will be held Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 2 p.m. at Burbage Funeral Home in Snow Hill. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Al Brininger will officiate. Interment will follow in Springhill Cemetery in Girdletree.
In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to Girdletree Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 25, Girdletree, Md. 21829-0025 or First Baptist Church of Girdletree, 5912 Taylor Landing Rd., Girdletree, Md. 21829.