William A. "Bill" Scaggs, 90, of Daytona Beach, FL, formerly of Huntington, W.Va., passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2013, at Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs, FL.
Bill was born and raised in Westmoreland, a son of the late Fletcher G. Sr., and Blanche Cornwell Scaggs. After the early death of his mother, he was raised and loved by his stepmother, Mae Bell Queen Scaggs.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Kate Faye Browning Scaggs, and a brother, Fletcher G. Scaggs Jr.
He is survived by two sons, Rev. David Allen Scaggs Sr. (Candy) of Westport, IN, and William I. Scaggs of Altamonte Springs, FL.; two grandsons, David Allen Scaggs Jr. (Jenny) of Hendersonville, TN, and Robert Garrett Scaggs (Allysa) of Westport, IN; and also three great-grandchildren, Mason Scaggs of Hendersonville, TN, and Drake and Katie Scaggs of Westport, IN.
Bill retired from Houdaille Industries in Huntington and was a member of First Baptist Church of Port Orange, FL. He also was a member of VFW Post No. 1064, Mountaineer Chapter No. 37 of the 4th Marine Division, Crescent Lodge No. 32 as a 32nd Degree Mason, Huntington Scottish Rite, Beni Kedem Temple, and Eastern Star Marcum Chapter No. 61.
Bill served as a pharmacist's mate with the 4th Marine Division during World War II. He was the recipient of two Bronze Stars and several other awards for meritorious service.
Bill loved sports and was a semi-pro boxer while serving in the military. He was the charter manager/coach of the VFW No. 1064 boxing team where he led several local boxers to fight at Madison Square Garden. His love of sports was also demonstrated through his being a key organizer for the Westmoreland Little League football team, building the backdrop for Little League’s Smith Baseball field, and the key constructor for the lights at Vinson High School football field. He organized the Daytona Beach Chapter of the West Virginia Club and remained active in the club.
Bill enjoyed his retirement and being able to visit the beach, square dance, and visit with friends.
The family wishes to express their appreciation for the acts of kindness given to Bill and his family during his illness and passing. Special acknowledgements go to loving friend,Betty Hughes, and neighbors, Andrea Miller, Dean and Angie Spletter and Gary and AbbyGail Keappler.
Friends may visit from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, and from 11:00 a.m. to noon on Monday, March 4, at Reger Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at noon Monday following visitation, with Rev. Rick Weber officiating.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.bassgasper.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the building fund of Westport Baptist Church, Box 310, Westport, IN 47283.