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Charles Carlton Scruggs

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Untitled CHARLES CARLTON SCRUGGS
1923 - 2010

Charles Carlton Scruggs, 86, of Pensacola, FL passed away on Friday, March 26, 2010. He was born on April 3, 1923 in Atlanta, GA, the son of Charles C. and Martha Hope Scruggs.
He served his country in the US Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theatre. He was an All State High School athlete in baseball and basketball, and was an avid alumnus of Georgia Tech and served as captain of the baseball and basketball teams. He was very involved throughout his lifetime in all sports, and played Fast Pitch Softball with the Clearwater Bombers as well as many local teams. Mr. Scruggs coached Little League with Mr. Bill Bond starting in 1953 for over 15 years, and had an influence on many young men in our community. He was a member of St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, the Elks Lodge, Stonebrook, Irish Political Club and the Yacht Club. Mr. Scruggs will be greatly missed by all his tennis and golf buddies and all at Outback Steakhouse, where he never missed a day of socializing. He was known for his quick wit and liked to pick and gossip.
Mr. Scruggs was the owner of Krispy Kreme Donuts from 1951 to 1984, as it remained family owned until 2002.
He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend to all.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Carlton Scruggs, and mother, Martha Hope Scruggs.
Survivors include his wife, Pauline; sons, Charles (Sharon) of Gulf Breeze and George (Peg) of Pensacola; daughter, Beth of Atlanta, GA, and step-daughters, Paula (Pat) Paterson and Carol (Bill) Franklin; a brother, Robert (Brenda) of Atlanta, GA, and grandchildren, Sarah, Laura, John and Michael, along with a great-grandson, Hal.
A Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 11:00am at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church with Fr. Eric Long officiating.
Honorary pallbearers will be John Williams, Thomas Scarritt, Donald Rushing, Gordon Tyrrell, Kenneth Pfeifer and Charles Carlan.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. David Miles and West Florida Hospital.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
HARPER-MORRIS MEMORIAL CHAPEL is in charge of arrangements.

Published in Pensacola News Journal on Mar. 30, 2010
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