Lt. Col. Lockwood B. Scoggin, USAF Ret. died peacefully the morning of November 15th, 2013 at his home in Montgomery, AL. Services for Lockwood B. Scoggin, 90, will be held Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 at 1 P.M. at Jordan Funeral Home in Kosciusko, MS and burial will follow at Parkway Cemetery. Jordan Funeral Home on Highway 12 East is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Scoggin served 29 years as a Command Pilot and Meteorologist in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. His total flying time was 6,000 hours of which 1,450 were served in combat in WWII and Vietnam. His last 3 years were in command of a C-141with the Military Airlift Command (MAC). Lt. Col. Scoggin was awarded numerous medals including the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC), the Meritorious Service Medal and the Air Medal with 10 Oak Leaf Clusters.
Mr. Scoggin was born on February 6, 1923 in Conehatta, MS and grew up in Decatur and Kosciusko. In Dec. 1942 he entered the Army Air Corp and served in the Pacific Theater. He left the service 1945 and graduated from Mississippi State University (MSU) with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. Mr. Scoggin worked as a mechanical engineer for International Paper Company then returned to the Air Force. In 1967, he took graduate courses in Meteorology at Florida State University. When he retired from the Air Force in 1971, he built houses, sold real estate and founded Home Protection, Inc. In 1986, Mr. Scoggin retired.
Lockwood was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Y. Scoggin, Sr. and Carrie Bishop Scoggin, his sisters Billie Joyce Cameron and Lavonne McDowell and his brother Joseph Y. Scoggin, Jr. His survivors include his loving wife of 68 years, Frances Edna Poland Scoggin with whom he graduated in 1941 from Kosciusko High School. Mr. Scoggin is also survived by his daughter, Vicki Driggers and his sons, Lockwood B. Scoggin Jr. and wife Cyndy Albaugh Scoggin, Steven Scoggin and wife Martha Scoggin and Rodger C. Scoggin and wife Cherri Redd Scoggin. Also surviving Mr. Scoggin are his 9 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Published in the Montgomery Advertiser on Nov. 17, 2013