OBITUARY

James S. Scarborough IV

July 19, 1942July 30, 2018

After a long bout with cancer, James Spurgeon Scarborough IV passed away on Monday, July 30, 2018 at the age of 76 in San Marcos, TX. He was better known as Dad, Papaw, Jim, Jimmy, Jimbo, or Barkley.

Jim was born on July 19, 1942 at Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim Scarborough III and Martha Berg, step-father Julius Berg and his brother Larry Scarborough. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jane Scarborough, daughter Erin Scarborough, son James and Missy Scarborough, grandchildren Zachary, Tyler and Hayden Scarborough, his aunt Barbara and Laverne May, his sister Sheri Scarborough and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Jim graduated from Texas A&I University and served as a field biologist for the Alaska Fish and Game department, served over 20 years as a law enforcement officer for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Kenedy County Sheriffs office and served over 15 years as a teacher and high school/junior high counselor in the Raymondville, Texas Independent School District. Some of the more notable programs for which he volunteered include the Court Appointed Special Advocate program (CASA), the Raymondville Youth Service Project (founder), AFS-USA: AFS Intercultural Program, United Methodist Youth Foundation, Kairos Prison Ministry, Chrysalis and Emmaus.

Music always played a significant part in Jim’s life. He sang in his high school choirs, in the Texas A&I choir, the Texas A&I Madrigals, and in church choirs and contemporary praise teams wherever he lived. One of his favorite past times late in life was photographing many of the talented musicians that passed through Cheatham Street Warehouse in San Marcos, TX.

A life celebration will be held on Saturday, August 11th, 2018 at the San Marcos United Methodist Church at 10 a.m. The service is being coordinated by the Zoeller Funeral Home (830) 625-2349.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation in honor of Jim (or Dad, Papaw, Jimmy, Jimbo or Barkley) to CASA (https://www.casacentex.org), Cheatham Street Foundation (http://cheathamstreetfoundation.org) or a charity of your choice.

Jim always strived to be the champion of the underdog and lived his life to protect and serve.

  • FAMILY

  • Jim was born on July 19, 1942 at Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim Scarborough III and Martha Berg, step-father Julius Berg and his brother Larry Scarborough. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jane Scarborough, daughter Erin Scarborough, son James and Missy Scarborough, grandchildren Zachary, Tyler and Hayden Scarborough, his aunt Barbara and Laverne May, his sister Sheri Scarborough and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, August 11, 2018
REMEMBERING

James S. Scarborough IV

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Tara McQuerrey Hagen

August 20, 2018

Jim was a man of God sent to save people. I can think of no higher complement.

Smiley Rodriguez

August 9, 2018

I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Scarborough during the mid 1990's at Raymondville High School. What stood out to me about him was his positive attitude, genuine smile, and astonishing patience. Mr. Scarborough was truly an amazing teacher and amazing man. Thank you for your service to the community of Raymondville. May you Rest in Peace.

Casey Mays

August 5, 2018

I enjoying visit uncle Jim for thanksgiving and Christmas and Easter and I am sorry about uncle Jim for loss

John Butler

August 4, 2018

God speed sir. I remember having a over night event at your place with the Methodist Church if I remember correctly, This took place north of Raymondville back when I was a kid. It was somewhere up in a ranch. Great times at church and at school. You are forever in many of our memories. ❤️

Stephanie Gonzales

August 4, 2018

your were an amazing person with a huge heart. You were God sent to RHS you were always there to help us through anything. You left a lasting impression on many and taught us so much. Love and miss you. We will meet again

Clarissa Uribe

August 4, 2018

Mr. Scarborough was the most phenomenal person I had the privilege of knowing and confiding in. He genuinely cared about each of us with the utmost respect and positivity. Thank you Mr. Scarborough for having graced this world with your presence and I hope you knew how loved you were by so many. Rest In Peace with our Heavenly Father.

Anu and Fred Day

August 3, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Jane and Erin. Jim was a very special person and will be sorely missed.

Ray Perales

August 3, 2018

Mr. Scarborough was such a positive presence while I was in high school, the one that we knew we could turn to whenever there was a need, no matter how desperate the need. He had such a calming presence that it granted me assurance during my own time of doubt, and he provided the presence and support that only a man of his faith could provide. Thank you, sir, be seeing you one of these days in His presence.

Jayne Baker

August 3, 2018

My heart is broken for the Scarborough family and for all of us at the loss of Jim. Jim is such a positive influence on all of us...and his spirit remains alive in our lives. My sincere sympathy to all the family and friends. Words seem so inadequate. love and blessings

Maria Santana Yebra

August 2, 2018

Mr. Scarborough was a wonderful person to know, I would have never made it through my high school years with out his knowledge and guidance, I pray we see each other again someday, you will be truly missed but never forgotten. My condolences to Mrs. Scarborough and her family, may you get through these hard times with lots of peace in your hearts like he would have wanted..😭😭

Biography

After a long bout with cancer, James Spurgeon Scarborough IV passed away on Monday, July 30, 2018 at the age of 76 in San Marcos, TX. He was better known as Dad, Papaw, Jim, Jimmy, Jimbo, or Barkley.

Jim was born on July 19, 1942 at Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim Scarborough III and Martha Berg, step-father Julius Berg and his brother Larry Scarborough. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jane Scarborough, daughter Erin Scarborough, son James and Missy Scarborough, grandchildren Zachary, Tyler and Hayden Scarborough, his aunt Barbara and Laverne May, his sister Sheri Scarborough and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Jim graduated from Texas A&I University and served as a field biologist for the Alaska Fish and Game department, served over 20 years as a law enforcement officer for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Kenedy County Sheriffs office and served over 15 years as a teacher and high school/junior high counselor in the Raymondville, Texas Independent School District. Some of the more notable programs for which he volunteered include the Court Appointed Special Advocate program (CASA), the Raymondville Youth Service Project (founder), AFS-USA: AFS Intercultural Program, United Methodist Youth Foundation, Kairos Prison Ministry, Chrysalis and Emmaus.

Music always played a significant part in Jim’s life. He sang in his high school choirs, in the Texas A&I choir, the Texas A&I Madrigals, and in church choirs and contemporary praise teams wherever he lived. One of his favorite past times late in life was photographing many of the talented musicians that passed through Cheatham Street Warehouse in San Marcos, TX.

A life celebration will be held on Saturday, August 11th, 2018 at the San Marcos United Methodist Church at 10 a.m. The service is being coordinated by the Zoeller Funeral Home (830) 625-2349.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation in honor of Jim (or Dad, Papaw, Jimmy, Jimbo or Barkley) to CASA (https://www.casacentex.org), Cheatham Street Foundation (http://cheathamstreetfoundation.org) or a charity of your choice.

Jim always strived to be the champion of the underdog and lived his life to protect and serve.