Martin Andrew “Marty” Scoggins, 66, of Columbus, Texas, succumbed to an 11-month battle with esophageal cancer on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.
Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled a memorial service with military honors for 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at the First Baptist Church of Pecan Gap with the Rev. Ken Cannon officiating. The family will re-ceive friends at the church one hour prior to service time.
Martin was born April 1, 1953, in Waxahachie, Texas, to Johnny Martin Scoggins and Earline Parrish Scoggins. He was a graduate of Bland High School, where his father was the superintendent.
His attendance at East Texas State University in Commerce was interrupted by his entry into the United States Air Force, where he proudly served for the next three years prior to his honorable discharge.
He was a manager for 10 of his 30-year employment with Thousand Trails Corporation. Marty loved traveling and all kinds of outdoor activities. He was of the Christian faith and Baptist by choice.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents and his father.
Survivors include his mother, Earline Parrish Scoggins of Paris, Texas; one brother, Jeff Scoggins and wife Linda of Paris, Texas; a niece, Kaylynn Dwiggins and fiancé Zac Hiner of Bakersfield; one great-niece, Hayden Dwiggins; one great-nephew, Johnny Dwiggins; along with many dear friends and co-workers.
The family extends deepest appreciation to Dr. Prakash and the staff at Texas Oncology as well as the wonderful caregivers at Heritage House of Paris. In lieu of usual floral memorials, the family requests memorials be made in Marty’s memory to the American Cancer Society or to someone’s church.
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