James Berry Scoggins, age 79, of Vass (Wood Lake), passed away on Monday, July 16, 2018 at FirstHealth Hospice House, surrounded by his family.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at Cox Memorial Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Gregg Newton officiating.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home.

James was born in Sanford, North Carolina on November 4, 1938 to John Prichard and Kathleen Terry Scoggins. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He was an accomplished athlete and was proudly inducted into the Mebane Sports Hall of Fame. He was a graduate of Rutgers University and retired from AT&T after 38 years.  He was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather and friend and will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patricia Scoggins, daughters, Sherry Breen of Georgia, Carolyn Duffy of New Jersey, Linda Burns of Colorado and one grandchild, Kira Breen.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Prichard and Kathleen Terry Scoggins; sisters, Ruth Keck and Sue Smith; brothers, Carlos, Richard and Sam.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of James B. Scoggins to Alzheimers Association, 225 N Michigan Ave, Fl 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or visit www.alzheimers.org.

Condolences may be sent to www.coxmemorialfuneralhome.com.

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Mr. Scoggins’ family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers at Sandhills Sentinel.

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