Bernard "Bernie"-Scruggs-Obituary

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Bernard "Bernie" Rudolph Scruggs

Tyler, Texas

Jan 25, 1933 – Oct 8, 2021 (Age 88)


January 25, 1933
October 8, 2021
Tyler, Texas


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Burks-Walker-Tippit Funeral Directors - Tyler Obituary

Graveside services for Bernard R. Scruggs, 88, of Tyler, will be held on Friday, October 15, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at Tyler Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Karen Jones officiating.

Services are under the direction of Jackson's Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home.

Bernie passed away on Friday, October 8, 2021 at Christus Trinity Mother Frances Hospital.

Bernie was born January 23, 1933 in Mt. Enterprise, Texas to Robert Raymond Scruggs and Rebecca Elizabeth (Bettie) Woolverton Scruggs.

Bernie married Betty Coker Scruggs on March 25, 1960 and was self-employed until his retirement.

Bernie was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Robert Olen, and five sisters, Louvilla, Mary, Burmah, Charlcye, and Elizabeth (Beth).

Bernie is survived by his wife, Betty; his daughters, Brenda Scruggs Gunn (Stan) and Beverly Scruggs Nelson; his son, Bryan Scruggs (Lela); grandchildren, Paxton and Zane Gunn, Mallory Whitehead (Cody), Braden Nelson, Payton Nelson, Ian and Alexandra Scruggs and great- grandchildren, Ty and Harper Whitehead.

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I knew Bernie from living down 850 highway and used to go and eat "wangs" as Jerry moss would call them and just had a good time in Bern's garage. Good times then.

Betty, I am so sorry to hear your loss. Love you and will be praying for you and family.

I was saddened to learn of Bernies passing. Willie Coopers son, Dwayne Cooper called me today to let me know. I have many fond memories of Bernies friendship with my family especially his friendship with my late husband Jerry. My thoughts and prayers are with his entire family. Rest In Peace Bernie.
Carolyn Moss