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James Edward Scroggins

July 9, 1942 — September 21, 2023

Battle Creek

James E. Scroggins, 81, of Battle Creek, died September 21, 2023.  James was born July 9, 1942 in Decatur, TN to Joseph and Lucy (Pelfrey) Scroggins.  He loved watching professional wrestling and Gunsmoke. 

James is survived by his “Better Half” of 26 years, Melissa Strohm; children, Deborah, Johnny, Rick, Billy, Emily, Rebecca, Jamey, Melinda, Jeremy, Ray and Tim; a special grandson, Michael “Gizzy Boy” Packer; several nieces and nephews including a special niece, Sharon White. 

James was preceded in death by his parents, his two brothers, Everett and Ollian and a son, Buddy. 

James will be interred at Smyrna Cemetery in Evensville, TN.  Arrangements by the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care.  Personal messages for the family may be placed at    


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