OBITUARY

Dr. John Paul Scruggs

November 15, 1938March 11, 2018
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John Paul Scruggs O.D. retired, Lt. Commander USN retired, age 79, resident of Parrish, FL passed away unexpectedly on March 11th, 2018 surrounded by his family. Dr. Scruggs practiced Optometry in West Palm Beach for 45 years. He is survived by his wife of 58 years Patricia Cross Scruggs, son Mark Scruggs (Kelly), daughter Michelle Scruggs Deliman (Chris), grandchildren Jonathon, Lauren, Carlene, Cameron John, Amelia (Travis), great grandchildren Maddie, William, and sister Dean Dohmann. Visitation services will be held at Groover Funeral Home, 1400 36th Ave E, Ellenton, FL 34222 on Monday, March 19th from 6:00-8:00 pm. Funeral services will be held at Groover Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 20th at 10:00 am and burial at Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 State Rd. 72, Sarasota, FL 34241 at 12:30 pm.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, March 19, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, March 20, 2018
  • Graveside Service with Military Honors Tuesday, March 20, 2018
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Dr. John Paul Scruggs

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Lynda Hicks-Valdes

August 15, 2018

My dear Patricia, we keep losing touch and I’ve been desperately trying to find you again. And sadly I’ve learned that Paul has passed away. My heart breaks. In the few short times I’ve visited you all he was so kind. I am so sorry. You and your family are in my prayers. Your friend, Lynda Hicks Valdes.

Faith and Glenn Hilburn

March 29, 2018

We were so devastated to hear the events surrounding John's ultimate passing. John was truly a gentleman and a gentle man. God has gained another dedicated servant and one day we will all be reunited together in Heaven. Our prayers continue for Pat, John's beautiful bride, and the rest of the family. We love all of you.

Becky Rupe Gamble

March 24, 2018

What a precious couple you and Paul were! You two were like my “second parents” while we were living in Memphis! Thank you so much for always treating me like one of your own! Heaven gained a special angel and I just hope Jesus had an orange crush in His hand ready to hand it to Paul! 😊 May God bless you with peace and strength! Love you!

Ruben and Christina Cuzmenco

March 22, 2018

We are so sorry about the passing of Dr. Scruggs. We remember him and his wife from when we lived in West Palm Beach and attended Bethel Temple. Our condolences to the family. May God comfort you with His peace and strength.

Richard Kuhr

March 22, 2018

I am so thankful that you came into my life through Darlene, you even made a video of our wedding.
I will always remember the many trips to Beech Mountain and Savannah all the laughs we shared.
You were a role model to me. I have learned many things from you I could always come to you with a problem and you would walk me through it
I love you and will miss you. Til we meet again.

Hal and Linda Webb

March 19, 2018

We have so many sweet memories of friendship and fellowship with Pat an John. Some of the best are the ski trips. So much fun, laughter and love! Our deepest condolences to Pat, Michelle, Mark and families.

Bill Congelio

March 19, 2018

It was an honor and privilege to know John. He will be missed by all who knew him but none more than his loving wife Pat and his family. My sincere condolences and prayers to you for peace.

Debbie & Dave Huber

March 18, 2018

Dr. Scruggs was such a kind and gentle man. Even though we were not close friends we both enjoyed Pat & John’s company. He will be sorely missed. We feel blessed to have known him and will continue to keep Pat, Michelle, Mark and families in our thoughts and prayers.

Clare Hreschak

March 18, 2018

Dear Pat, Mark, and Family: I want to express my deepest condolences for the loss of Dr. Scruggs. What a wonderful man ! He was always my son's favorite doctor. He was not only extremely competent, but always added a personal, caring, loving component to his medical practice. What a blessing he was. We miss him. Love and comfort to all of you.

Clare Hreschak

Jerry and Kay Wade

March 18, 2018

Thanks to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ for sending this wonderful person to brighten our eyes. Not only our physical eyes, but the inward eyes of our lives as we walk on this earth.
Dr. John Scruggs, you brightened our lives.
Our prayers are with you, Pat and family.

Biography

John Paul Scruggs O.D. retired, Lt. Commander USN retired, age 79, resident of Parrish, FL passed away unexpectedly on March 11th, 2018 surrounded by his family. Dr. Scruggs practiced Optometry in West Palm Beach for 45 years. He is survived by his wife of 58 years Patricia Cross Scruggs, son Mark Scruggs (Kelly), daughter Michelle Scruggs Deliman (Chris), grandchildren Jonathon, Lauren, Carlene, Cameron John, Amelia (Travis), great grandchildren Maddie, William, and sister Dean Dohmann.