Bobo Scruggs, Sr.



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.