Donald J. “Jimmy” Scrogham, age 84 years, formerly of Coal City, IL., passed away peacefully at his home in Lead Hill, AR. on Thurday, July 30, 2020.
He was born on July 7, 1936 in Gardner, IL. to Roy and Myrtle (nee Mudd) Scrogham. Jimmy served his country honorably twice in the United States Navy, serving during both the Korean War and reenlisting during the Vietnam War. He married DiAnn Ford on May 29, 1955. Jimmy worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator with Local # 150. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and boating. He loved being on the water. He also had a passion for restoring antique cars.
He is survived by his three children: Lenna (Doug) Bost of Altus, OK., Thomas “Tad” (Kim) Scrogham of North Canton, OH., and Brent (Ali) Scrogham of Diamond, IL.; 8 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; his special friend, Sue Trimble and his dog, Shorty.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, DiAnn Scrogham; his parents, Roy and Myrtle Scrogham and his brother Delmar, “Buck” Scrogham.
Memorials may be made in Jimmy’s name to the Disabled American Veterans.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
A memorial visitation will be held from 9:30 am until 11:30 am on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at Ferrari Funeral Services, 1044 Ferrari Drive, Coal City, IL. 60416. Private family inurnment will follow at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery with full military honors.
Please wear a mask and observe social distancing when attending.
Family and friends are encouraged to sign the online guestbook at www.ferrarifuneral.com