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Obituary: Claude Scoggan, Columbus

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Claude Scoggan, 94, of North Birchwood Street, died Thursday, June 12, 2014, at his home.

Claude was born December 22, 1919, in Bedford, the son of Lew Wallace and Celia Kathryn Tolliver Scoggan. He married Doris M. Todd March 3, 1946.

Claude was a member of Lowell General Baptist Church and loved to garden. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and retired from Hamilton Cosco after 35 years of service.

The funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Lowell General Baptist Church with the Revs. Glenn Poynter and Ronnie Hampton officiating. Calling will be Monday, June 16, 2014, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home and on Tuesday one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at Flat Rock Baptist Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Survivors include his sons, Douglas (Denise) Scoggan and Harold (Jo) Scoggan, both of Columbus; a daughter, Diana (Jerry) Lee of Columbus; grandchildren, Melissa (David) Jessie, Amy (Doug) Biddinger, Jason Wilson, Angela (Roger) Barr, and Anna Reavis; great-grandchildren, Gavin, Emilee, Isabelle, Nathan, Isaac, Abigail, Brianna, Makayla, Gabby, Justin, and Jaidyn; brothers, Kenny (Sue) Scoggan of Bedford, P.W. "Bill" (Juanita) Scoggan of Bedford, Jerry (Linda) Scoggan of Orleans, Indiana, and John (Terri) Scoggan of Bedford; and sisters, Betty Knight and Shirley Fish, both of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris M. Todd Scoggan, on August 1, 2011; a daughter, Sharon Whited; his parents; and a brother, Wayne Tolliver.

Services were entrusted to Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home.

You are invited to view his video tribute after 4 p.m. Monday, June 16, 2014, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the Internet.

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