2008-07-10 / Obituaries


John Lundy Scruggs, 82, of Coffeeville, died at the Jackson Medical Center Tuesday, July 8, 2008 after a brief illness.

A native and lifelong resident of Coffeeville, he was born Feb. 19, 1926.

He had a 44-year career with the U. S. Postal Service in Coffeeville, from 1943 until 1987. The biggest part of his postal career was as the Rural Route mailman for Coffeeville. He started delivering the mail in 1958 and held the job for 29 years.

His postal career was interrupted by military service. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and saw duty in the South Pacific during World War II and during the Korean Conflict.

After retiring from the postal service, he worked at Shields Feed and Hardware in Coffeeville for several years.

He was an active member and deacon of the First Baptist Church of Coffeeville, just across the highway from his home.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Lyndal Bumpers Scruggs, Coffeeville; two sons, Craig Lundy (Janet) Scruggs, Jackson; and John William "Billy" (Gava) Scruggs, Fredericksburg, Va.; three grandchildren, Summer Scruggs, Cailey Scruggs, and John Paul Scruggs.

Visitation will be Thursday, July 10 from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service at the First Baptist Church of Coffeeville. Burial will be in the Coffeeville Cemetery. The Rev. Roscoe Wentworth will conduct the services and daughter-in-law Janet Scruggs will deliver the eulogy.

Active pallbearers will be Johnny Bumpers, Jerry Bumpers, Ronnie Craft, Robert Cox, Jeff Jordan and Lloyd Wilson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Buddy Cotten, Tommy Deas, Stanley Dunagan, Larry Bumpers, Sammy Shields, Bobby Reid, Johnny Reid and Dwight Harrigan.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to your favorite charity.

Bumpers Funeral Home of Butler is in charge of arrangements.

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