Lake City, FL - Richard Harold Scaff, 70, of Lake City, FL, passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at North Florida Regional Hospital, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Richard was born in Japer, FL, on September 4, 1942 and was a resident of Lake City, FL, for around 40 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Lake City, a veteran of The U.S. Marine Corps, and was retired from S&S Food Stores after 40 years of dedicated service. Hobbies included gardening, woodworking, and spending time with his wife at their river home.

Richard was preceded in death by his mother and father, Elsie Louise and Stafford L. Scaff Jr.

Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Rena Vee Scaff; daughter, Jenny (Bruce) Drawdy of Lake City; stepdaughter, Debbie (Garry) Durham of Cross City, FL; stepson, Dennis (Vicki) Lord of Lake City; sister, Marie (David) Goolsby of Jasper, FL; brothers, Lester (Anne) Scaff of Lake City and Gary (Teresa) Scaff of Hasford, FL, six grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, November 16, 2012 at First Baptist Church of Lake City with Rev. Robert Bass officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 P.M. on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Gateway Lawn Forest Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 182 NE Justice Street, Lake City, FL 32055. Arrangements are under the direction of GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME, 3596 S US Hwy 441, Lake City, FL 32025 (386) 752-1954. Please leave words of comfort for the family at

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Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home
3596 South Highway 441  Lake City, FL 32025
(386) 752-1954

Published in Gainesville Sun from Nov. 14 to Nov. 15, 2012