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James Daniel Scaggs

Minden, LA James Daniel Scaggs, 88, was reunited with his loving wife Dorothy Carrie Scaggs in the presence of the Almighty God on Friday, July 5, 2013.

Mr. Scaggs, a 1941 graduate of Minden High School, was a native of Claiborne Parish, having been born in Haynesville January 27, 1925, to Harry H. and Carrie McWilliams Scaggs. He served in the U. S. Navy during World War II and the Korean Conflict, and boasted that he helped build the roads the Japanese retreated on. He retired from Citgo Pipeline Company in 1986, after more than 30 years. At that point in their lives, they returned to Minden. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion and the 40/8 Club, and served at the state and local levels in both organizations. He was a faithful member of the Lakeview Methodist Church.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of James "Pepaw" Scaggs will be held at 2 P.M. on Monday, July 8, 2013, at Lakeview Methodist Church in Minden, Louisiana. The family will receive friends at the Rose-Neath Funeral Home between the hours of 5 and 8 P.M. on Sunday, July 7, 2013.

Mr. Scaggs was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years Dorothy Carrie Scaggs, his parents, and his brother Charles Scaggs. Left to cherish memories of his life are his son C. Terry Scaggs of Minden and his daughters Jean Williams (Larry) of Colleyville, TX, and Jeri McCormick of Minden; his grandchildren Tera Scaggs Kennedy (Nate), Ryan Scaggs (Trissi), Taylor Scaggs, David Lynn Williams (Christy), Jeannie Denise Williams Minyard (Craig), Jeannine McCormick Waites (Shane), and Jenny McCormick Clarke (Eric); 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the employees of the Minden Medical Center ICU, Dr. Michael Chanler, St. Joseph Hospice, and special caregivers Selma Shipp and Janet Loud. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to Lakeview Methodist Church, St. Jude Children's Hospital, or the donor's choice.

Words cannot express the feelings of this family, and they have no explanations why God chose them to carry forward the legacy of their Pepaw. His unconditional love and support for his family was truly incredible. They all love him more than words can ever say, and know Pepaw is spending his days handing out "DumDums" to all the children in Heaven.

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Published in Shreveport Times on July 8, 2013
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