Donald Wayne Scaggs

August 8, 1939May 7, 2018

Donald Wayne Scaggs, 78, of Brazil, passed away on Monday, April 7, 2018, at his residence.

Donald was born in Putnam County on August 8, 1939, the son of Dee and Minnie (Blankenbeckler) Scaggs, and was a graduate of Greencastle High School.

Mr. Scaggs proudly served in the United States Army. He began work as a Plumber at DePauw University in 1965 where he worked for 12 years. He worked in his own business for another 13 years after leaving DePauw, then in 1990 he began working for the Indiana Department of Corrections as a Plumber for 11 years until his retirement in 2001.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Betty Scaggs, Brazil; a son, Doug Scaggs, (wife-Kim), Greencastle; two daughters, Deanne White, (husband-Steve), Cloverdale, and Debra Simmons, (husband-Dwight), Greencastle; two sisters, Jean Foxx, Greencastle, and Myrt Detro, Longview, Texas; eight grandchildren, Alisha Severson, (husband-Brock), Brandy Purdue, (husband-J.D.), Amber Foy, (husband-David), Christopher Tanner, Carey Tanner, Dylan Crum, Marissa Crum, and Mitchell Crum; six great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Burse, Arlie, Glen, and Junior Scaggs; and three sisters, Anna Stringer, Molly Robinson, and Freda Foxx.

A cremation will take place at his request. The family will have a Memorial Service on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM at the Greencastle Elks Lodge, 202 South Indiana Street in Greencastle, Indiana.

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Debby Scott

May 9, 2018

So sorry for the loss of Don. Prayers and love to your family.