October 4, 1914 ~ June 25, 2015

Born in: Clay Co. NC,
Resided in: Candler, NC

Everett "Frank" Scroggs, age 100, of Candler, died Thursday, June 25, 2015, at the John F. Keever Solace Center. Mr. Scroggs was born in Clay County, NC on October 4, 1914 to the late Harley and Pearl Hampton Scroggs. He lived most of his life in Buncombe County. Frank served in the Army for 37 months in WWII in Iceland, England, and Ireland, seeing combat in France and Germany. He was with the 5th Division, 11th Infantry, Company K. He was wounded on September 9th, 1944 in Dornat, France attempting a crossing of the Moselle River. He received the Purple Heart, Bronze star, Combat infantry badge, and the European Theatre operations medal and bar with three bronze stars. Frank was married to the late Annie Reece Scroggs for 59 years and they loved to travel. He retired from Southern Railway after 39 years. He was a lifelong member of West Asheville Baptist Church where he was an usher for 25 years and treasurer of his Sunday school class for many years. He enjoyed following his favorite baseball teams, the Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals, and was a fabulous handyman. Mr. Scroggs is survived by his sister, Grace Beale; great nieces Cindy Jones Corley and husband Rob Corley, Sandie Jones, and Leigh Jones; very special friends Gerri and Gerald Hill, Lea Wofford, and Biv Hughes; plus a number of other nieces and nephews, great, great-great, and great-great-great nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday in the Patton Ave. chapel of Groce Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dr. Stan Welch officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Private burial will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to West Asheville Baptist Church Building Fund, 926 Haywood Rd., Asheville, NC 28806, or to CarePartners Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

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  1. Cindy,Leigh,Grace, Gerri and all of Frank’s wonderful family..My love, thoughts and prayers are with each of you…We know he is at peace.I’m sorry I will be unable to attend the service. I will be out of town with my family. I said my good byes to him last week when I spent some time with him..I loved him dearly!!!

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  2. I will miss Frank dearly, I was one of his cousins and just wanted to say he was a great man. My mom, Bivian Hughes loved to go visit and just be around him, he will be dearly missed.

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  3. My deepest Sympathies. Frank was my good friend. I enjoyed working for him for several years. We had the best conversations! I surely loved his sense of humor, and hearing his many stories of long ago. We had the best times out to eat at Cracker Barrel. He loved his Lord, and he loved his family and many, many friends dearly. Ive never known a greater man. What a Joyous Heavenly reunion! Rest in Peace my kind and sweet friend. Such a gentle and precious soul. I’m truly fortunate to have known Frank, and I loved him dearly. He will certainly be missed.

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  4. Grace, Cindie and others, Frank and I go back a long way. He and Annie were our next door neighbors for years (1946-1962) on Acton Circle. Having no children of their own, they always treated my brothers and me like their own. I remember Frank rushing me to the doctor when I cut my hand on my Mom\’s grape juice jar. (She canned most of our food back then.) They were such wonderful people. Now he is rejoicing in heaven with Annie, my mom and dad, (Mary and Lefty) and others! Bless you for caring for him!!!!!

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  5. My condolences to the Scroogs family. Wow 100, this we know is a blessing in itself, still we want our loved ones to live forever, because God cause us to feel this way, for Ecclesiastes 3:11 read: He has even put eternity into their hearts. May it also help you and your family to know that when he bring our loved ones back to life, this time as he always wanted, they will be able to live forever, never dying again.

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  6. My dear uncle Frank, a true American hero, a devoted husband and family member. You are not forgotten, We still love you and cherish our memories.

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