SPRINGFIELD – Benjamin Edward Scroggins, 64, of Springfield, formerly of Los Angeles, died at 10:45 p.m. Saturday, March 6, 2010, at St. John’s Hospice.
He was born May 15, 1945, in Springfield, the son of William Edward and Genevive Grace Rodgerson Scroggins; they preceded him in death. He married Patricia Magro in 2008.
He is survived by his wife, Pat Scroggins of Springfield; a stepson, John Jackson of Springfield; a sister, Vivian J. McFaul of Hollywood, Calif.; a niece, Michelle Bea McFaul; two great-nieces, Rachel and Hanna; and several cousins.
Benjamin was a resident of Springfield since 2003. He retired from the U.S. Army as a Sergeant Major after 30 years of service and from the LAPD as a Sergeant after 35 years of service.
He was a United States Army veteran. He was a member of Third Presbyterian Church, VFW 755, Elks BPOE 158, and American Legion 32.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 12, 2010, at Staab Funeral Home, followed by graveside services at 2 p.m. at Camp Butler National Cemetery, where Sangamon County Interveterans will conduct military honors, with the Rev. Lynn Martin officiating.
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