Bobo Scruggs, Sr., age 94, of Harmon Street, died Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. A native of Rutherford county, he was the son of the late E. A. Scruggs and Ora Lowrance Scruggs. Bobo operated a grocery store with his wife June, at their home, for twenty years, moved houses for Claude Lowery and also worked in construction for Cato Stores for a number of years, and later served as Executive Director of the Forest City Housing Authority. He served one term as a Town Councilman for the Town of Forest City and was a member of Florence Baptist Church. BoBo was also a US Army veteran of World War II and a purple heart recipient.
Survivors include his wife June E. Scruggs of the home; a son, Bobo Scruggs, Jr. and wife Jackie; son-in-law, David Henson; grandchildren, Patrick Henson and wife Melanie; Shelley Turner and husband Jason; and Ashley Scruggs; great grandchildren, Savannah Grace Scruggs and J. P. McQueen and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Susie Henson, sisters, Madge Downey, Margaret Gurley, Madelyn Hawkins, and Betty Hartley, and brothers, Lawton Scruggs and wife Ruby, Perry Scruggs and wife Evelyn, and Ray Scruggs and wife Frances.
A memorial service will be held at two o’clock Wednesday, June 14th, in the Florence Baptist Church with Dr. Bobby Gantt officiating. Interment will follow in the Eternal Hills Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from one until two o’clock on Wednesday in the narthex of the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Florence Baptist Church Building Fund, 201 S. Broadway Street, Forest City, NC 28043.
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Hi I have been one of Bo's bank tellers for the past 15 years and will miss him dearly! He was such an inspiration and a pleasure to wait on! Always had a smile and something good to say and would bring us the best vegetables from his garden! He actually encouraged me to plant my own tomatoes and gave me precise instructions on how to do so. They were delicious ! I'm praying for Gods grace to be with his whole family! He will definitely not be forgotten!
Submitted by Lynn Millwood on Jun 14 2017 10:30:51 PM
So sorry to hear this,I was a friend of the family growing up,love and prayers
Submitted by Nancy Butler Blackburn on Jun 14 2017 11:25:05 AM
Our deepest sympathy to the family of Bobo Scruggs. Bobo was a wonderful man and will be truly missed. He truly made an impact on so many lives. Our love and prayers- Joel and Julie
Submitted by Joel Ammons and Julie Hayes on Jun 14 2017 08:59:18 AM
BoBO was my dear friend and neighbor for many years. I am sorry to hear of his death. I send my prayers and love to June and the family. I will miss him very much.
Submitted by Jim Daniel on Jun 14 2017 08:51:00 AM
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So sorry to get the news this morning.I too am getting older and my thoughts went back to around the mid 1950's when I first remember the Bobo Scruggs family.Always hard working and community minded.I am glad to have known Bobo over the years,he will be missed by many but he now has what he was prepared for..enjoy the Lord my friend and I will see you soon.
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