HARTFORD – Jerry Dale Scoggins, 76, of Hartford, went to his Heavenly home on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, with his family by his side. He was born Monday, June 4, 1945, in Paducah, to the late Joseph A. and Juanita Hughes Scoggins. Jerry attended Alpha Baptist Church and 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; and 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 three sisters, Judy Chapman, Joyce Swartz and June Carol Tumilowicz.
Jerry leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 43 years, Frances Scoggins; four children, Deborah (James) Andresen, of Hartford, Traci (Joseph) Gregory, of Beaver Dam, Jeremy (Courtney) Scoggins, of Henderson, and Korinn Scoggins, of Hartford; six grandchildren, Leah (Chris) Bennett, Brittany (Corey) Felty, Jaron Scoggins, Logan Carter and Tyler Carter; four great-grandchildren, James Timothy, Sophia, Coraline, Holder and Baby Girl Bennett on the way; two brothers, Joseph (Linda) Scoggins, of Rutledge, Tenn., and Jerel (Anita) Scoggins, of Deatsville, Ala.; one sister, Jeanie (Michael) Lewis, of Columbus, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam, with Brother 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 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. until the time of the service Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to: Wesley Phelps Honor Guard, P.O. Box 134, Hartford, KY 42347; Hartford Fire Department, c/o City Hall, 116 East Washington Street, 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.
Online condolences may be left for the family of Jerry Dale Scoggins by visiting his memorial tribute at www.danksfuneralhome.com.