John Larry Scruggs

A memorial service for John Larry Scruggs, 63, Baldwin City, will be 2 p.m. Monday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

Mr. Scruggs died August 5, 2019, at LMH Health.

He was born September 6, 1955, in New Castle, Wyoming, the son of John L and Doris Jeffries Scruggs. After high school he attended a trade school and became a machinist.

Mr. Scruggs served in the United States Marines towards the end of the Vietnam War. He worked as a dryer operator for ICL Performance Products. He was an employee of ICL for 28 years and served as a union member.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and working on cars. He was a scout leader, bee keeper, and loving grandfather.

He is survived by his wife Lena Scruggs of Lawrence; son, Cameron Scruggs of Lawrence; daughters, Nadia Scruggs of Baldwin City, Mindy Holcombe and husband Matt of Atlanta, GA; a sister, Pamela Cooper of Ft. Collins, Colorado; sister-in-laws, Cathy Scruggs and Veruschka Frolow of Lawrence; grandchildren, Winn Scruggs, Jovi Holcombe, Marlee Holcombe, Henly Holcombe, and Stevie Holcombe, and many surviving extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Michael Scruggs; and sister, Vickie Scruggs.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project, sent in care of the funeral home.

Messages & Condolences

From Maxine (Kunkle) James...

Sending condolences to the family. We were neighbors on Utah Court. Sorry I missed seeing you Pam; I was in Ft. Collins…

From Kathy Chapman...

Feeling so sad of the loss of a great friend. He will be missed dearly. Prayers to all the family.

From Joe Bollig...

Very sorry to hear of John’s death. My condolences to the family, especially Cameron. Eternal rest grant unto him, Oh Lord, from everlasting to everlasting.

From Michele Simpson...

My condolences to the Scruggs family. My family and John’s grew up together and our friendships never ended. God bless to all.

From Frances Maberry...

I’m so sorry to hear of John’s passing. I have known John and his family for 50 years. He will be missed by many. Hold tight to your memories. May our Lord Jesus give you all strength, comfort and peace during this time. Love and prayers to you all.

From Cindy Flippo...

I have known John for most of my life, very sorry to hear of his passing. John will be missed by his many friends and co workers. May you each find comfort in your memories with him. Sending love and prayers to the family

From Dana Bateson...

Fond memories of the Scruggs brothers and sisters. Grew up with them in North Lawrence

From Beverly Boyle...

so saddened by John’s passing, thoughts and prayers are with his family, he was a life time friend and will be missed🙏🏻🙏🏻

From Kim Murphrer...

Very sad to hear of John’s passing, he was a great friend to many.. Sending heartfelt condolences and prayers for the family and all thosecwho loved him. God bless.

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