Scoggins, Charles Andrew (23 Feb 1925 - 10 Jul 2014) [23455:G].
Alton Telegraph, Charles Andrew Scoggins, 11 Jul 2014 [Legacy]
Gent Funeral Home, Charles Andrew Scoggins
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(Updated 12 Jul 2014).
Charles Andrew Scoggins
ALTON — Charles Andrew Scoggins, 89, met his appointment with death at 4:30 a.m. on Thursday July 10, 2014, at Robbings Manor in Brighton, and is now awaiting the judgment as Hebrews 9:27 states, "and as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment."
He was born Feb. 23, 1925, in Greene County, Ill., the son of the late Andrew J. and Forrest W. McLamarrah Scoggins.
He served his country during World War II with the Army and landed on Omaha Beach on D-day.
He retired in 1981 as an inspector with Owens Illinois. He was a Church of Christ preacher for 50 years, and the Chaplin for the VFW Post 1308 in Alton for twenty years. He loved his family and never met a child or dog he didn't like.
On Nov. 29, 1946, in Perry, Ill., he married Jennie L. Reeves and she survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Marcia J. Beiermann of Godfrey and Marla S. Scoggins of Bethalto; one son, Myron L. Scoggins (Rhonda) of Magnolia, Texas; four grandchildren, Tim Beiermann (Angie) of Jerseyville, Susan Bogart (Matt) of Jerseyville, Todd Scoggins (Saarah) of California and Angela Goodwin (Josh) of Seattle, Wash., eight great-grandchildren: Keygan Appel, Mya Wormington, Makswell Cummings, Nic Beiermann, Sara Beiermann, Noah Scoggins, Arianna Scoggins and Nathaniel Scoggins; one sister, Paula Koch.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Caseyanna Walker, Erma Solari and Ruth Wellinger; and a half-brother, Harold Crocker.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, July 14, at the Godfrey Church of Christ with James Lampley to officiate. Burial will be at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto with full Military Honors by VFW Post 1308.
Memorials may be made to the Godfrey Church of Christ, St. Anthony's Hospice or VFW Post 1308 Ritual Team.
Additional information and online guest book may be found at www.gentfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Telegraph from July 11 to July 12, 2014