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Jerry Dale Scoggins

June 4, 1945 ~ June 23, 2021 (age 76)


Jerry Dale Scoggins, 76, of Hartford, Kentucky went to his heavenly home on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, with his family by his side at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born Monday, June 4, 1945 in Paducah, Kentucky to the late Joseph A. and Juanita Hughes Scoggins. Jerry attended Alpha Baptist Church. He was a Vietnam Veteran of the United States Navy. Jerry also served as Chief of Police of Beaver Dam from 1968-1970; Deputy Sheriff from 1971-1975; Hartford City Council for 11 years; Wesley Phelps Honor Guard. He also worked as finance and sales manager for Tichenor’s Chevrolet from 1975-1989 and for Norman Boggess in Madisonville for 1989-1999. Jerry retired from GuardsMark after 10 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents and 3 sisters, Judy Chapman, Joyce Swartz and June Carol Tumilowicz.

Jerry leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 43 years, Frances Scoggins; 4 children, Deborah (James) Andresen of Hartford, Traci (Joseph) Gregory of Beaver Dam, Jeremy (Courtney) Scoggins of Henderson and Korinn Scoggins of Hartford; 6 grandchildren, Leah (Chris) Bennett; Brittany (Corey) Felty, Jaron Scoggins, Logan Carter and Tyler Carter; 4 great grandchildren, James Timothy, Sophia, Coraline, Holder and Baby Girl Bennett on the way; 2 brothers, Joseph (Linda) Scoggins of Rutledge, Tennessee, Jerel (Anita) Scoggins of Deatsville, Alabama and one sister, Jeanie (Michael) Lewis of Columbus, Indiana and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1 PM Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at William L. Danks Funeral Home with Bro. David Coleman and Rev. Earnest Whitely officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Hartford with full military honors by Wesley Phelps Honor Guard. Friends may visit with Jerry’s family from 4-8 PM Monday and 9 AM until the time of the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

The family request expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to, Wesley Phelps Honor Guard, PO Box 134, Hartford, KY 42347; Hartford Fire Department, c/o City Hall, 116 East Washington St., Hartford, KY 42347 or the church of your choice.

The family also asks that any food anyone wishes to bring them be brought to AMVETS Post #117, 1720 Country Club Lane, Hartford, KY 42347 and join them for a meal following burial.

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June 28, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
William L. Danks Funeral Home
222 N. Lafayette Street - P.O. Box 407
Beaver Dam, KY 42320

Funeral Service
June 29, 2021

1:00 PM
William L. Danks Funeral Home
222 N. Lafayette Street - P.O. Box 407
Beaver Dam, KY 42320

Interment following funeral service
June 29, 2021

Oakwood Cemetery
Oakwood Drive
Hartford, KY 42347

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