James Tyler Scoggins

Born: Sun., Feb. 1, 1942
Died: Sun., May 21, 2017


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., May 23, 2017
Location: McCommons Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., May 24, 2017
Location: McCommons Chapel

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James Tyler Scoggins

James Tyler Scoggins, age 75, of Greensboro, GA, died on Sunday, May 21, 2017. He was born on February 1, 1942 in Rayle, GA, to the late Arthur Calvin Scoggins and Susie Beatrice Corbert Scoggins.  James grew up in Rayle, where he received his education from Court Ground School House until the tenth grade.  For sixteen years he worked for McAvoy Wood Products and then proudly served his country in the United States Army for five years.   During this time he was stationed in Vietnam where he received the National Defense Service Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Purple Heart, Expert Infantry Man and two Overseas Bars.  He married the former Mary Durham on Christmas Day, 1962.  When he returned from the Vietnam War, he worked on the Wallace Dam for nearly four years and Walker Wood Products for nearly fifteen years. Because of his health he went on VA disability. Over the years he also helped Judy Hodnett. He was a member of the Centennial Christian Church.  He had a passion for tractors and loved playing with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.  He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend.

In addition to his wife, Mary Scoggins of Greensboro, GA, he is survived by his children, Wesley Arthur Scoggins (Allyson) of Social Circle, GA and Wanda Lisa Moon (Lester) of Greensboro, GA; sister, Susie Mae Brenicer of Rayle, GA; two brothers, A. C. Scoggins (Cathy) of Sumter, SC and Fred Scoggins of Milford, KS; seven grandchildren, Joshua Scoggins (Lori), Jennifer Scoggins-Gaddy (Corey), Jessica Martin (Josh), Alexis Scoggins, Jordan Moon, Russell Moon and Michael Taylor; eight great grandchildren, Clint Scoggins, Gauge Gaddy, Emmalee Gaddy, Manny Scoggins, Annie Scoggins, Tyler Martin, Jaiden Taylor and Tegan Taylor; other relatives and many friends.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Crystal Scoggins.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at McCommons Chapel with Rev. Jeff Perkins, Rev. Tom Compton and Rev. Alex Ward officiating.  Interment with military honors will follow in the Siloam Cemetery, Church Street, Siloam, GA 30665. Serving as pallbearers are Jeff Smith, Keith McMuilln, David Price, William Myers, Michael Lanier and Tommy Parrish.  The family will receive friends Tuesday night from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at McCommons Funeral Home.    McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.


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Sue and Teddy Westlake
   Posted Mon May 22, 2017
Teddy and I are so sorry for your loss. We enjoyed meeting your Dad at family gatherings. I know he will be missed and our thoughts of comfort go out to the Scoggins family.

Nelson Goddard
   Posted Mon May 22, 2017
Mr Scoggins was always a joy to be around. I enjoyed seeing him at church and spending time with him at the occasional tractor pulls. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends and thank you for serving our country.

Kevin Simpson
   Posted Mon May 22, 2017
Angie Simpson and I are sad to hear about Mr.James. God will see yall through this. Kevin Simpson and family.

Wanda McCannon
   Posted Mon May 22, 2017
Mr. James was a wonderful man. He always had a smile and something funny to day. I pray that God will be with each of you and give you all strength, courage and comfort in the days to come. You all are in my prayers.

jeannie price
   Posted Mon May 22, 2017

We will miss seeing Mr. James in the mornings , when he would stop or call to get his sausage sandwiches. He would always take some home Mrs.Mary also . He was a wonderful friend and we will miss him.We will keep the family in our thoughts and prayers.

Barbara Jackson
   Posted Mon May 22, 2017
Wanda I am so sorry for your loss. I know he will be missed. On bad days just remember the great memories you made together.

Robert and Annette Dowdy
   Posted Tue May 23, 2017
Mary and family , you have our deepest sympathy and will be in our prayers.

Lesley Nelms
   Posted Tue May 23, 2017
All of your hotel "family" here in Athens sends to you and your family our condolences on the loss of your Daddy. May he rest in peace. Loving memories of him will help you all through this difficult time.

Lesley and the housekeeping staff