05/09/08 - NNHS Newsletter - Pat Scoggin

Hubert Edward 'Pat' Scoggin
(d. 06 May 2008)

Newport News High School Class of February 1948

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have yet another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this morning.     Pat Scoggin, Class of February 1948, brother of Nell Scoggin Gerringer ('__) of VA, Lacy Scoggin of VA, Elsie V. Culbreth ('__) of AL,    Lonnie Scoggin ('58) of VA,   Ernest ("Doc") Scoggin ('58) of VA,  and    Sallie Scoggin Shires ('59) of VA, and of the late Vance Scoggin, and brother-in-law of    Jimmy Shires ('57) of VA, passed away in Yorktown on May 6, 2008 at the age of 77.

  From Jimmy Shires ('57) of VA - 05/07/08, 1:49 PM - "Hubert (Pat) Scoggin":


My wife's brother died yesterday. Pat is a Typhoon, ~ 1949-1951 timeframe.  His OBIT will probably be in the Daily Press tomorrow.


   Oh, Jimmy, I'm so sorry to hear this - what a year you've had.  Thank you for letting me know.  Please give Sallie my love and deepest sympathy.

From Bill Gross ('48) of VA - 05/09/08, 7:42 AM - "Obituary - Pat Scoggin":

Pat was a member of the NNHS February 1948 Class.

Pat was a prince of a man.  He was well informed on any subject and loved talking about the War Between the States.

Bill Gross

   Thank you so much, Bill. My condolences on the loss of your friend.

Friday, May 9, 2008

From http://www.animalaid-va.org/ - 05/09/08:

Pat Scoggin

On Tues., May 6, 2008 the Animal Aid Society lost our long-time volunteer and benefactor, Pat Scoggin.
Pat was absolutely devoted to the Animal Aid Society, and worked tirelessly to help the plight of stray
and homeless dogs in Hampton and surrounding areas. Those who knew him will always remember
his generosity and kindness. He will be sadly missed.

From the Daily Press - 05/09/08:

              Hubert Edward "Pat" Scoggin

YORKTOWN - Hubert Edward 'Pat' Scoggin, age 77, passed away on Tuesday, May 6, 2008.

A native of Garner, N.C., he had been a Peninsula resident for many years.

He was a member of Orcutt Baptist Church. After 27 years of service, he medically retired as a supervisor from the Amoco Oil Refinery in Yorktown. His interests and hobbies led him to be involved with numerous civic organizations, including being a member of Mended Hearts, Chapter 119, Riverside Hospital; life member of the Animal Aid Society and was a past president; member of Amoco Annuitant's Club; member of Williamsburg Civil War Round Table; member of American Historical Foundation; and member of Confederate Memorial Literary Society.



Pat was a loving and caring brother. He was proud of his family and was always there when needed. When he was inducted into the Marines during the Korean War, he sent a large portion of his meager pay home to assist in the care of his younger siblings, as both parents were deceased.

Pat was an avid animal lover, as every veterinarian in York County will attest. Birds, turtles, ducks, rabbits, whatever other animals, he cared and nourished them and was their protector. He was especially fond of dogs. His aim in life was to find shelter and care for these animals. He was adamant that not one dog would be euthanized unless medically necessary. He rescued stray dogs all over the Peninsula. On many occasions, he would spot a dog tethered to a tree. He would bargain relentlessly with the owners for their release, often at a very high cost.

He was instrumental in funding and supporting the Animal Aid Society on Butler Farm Road. A large amount of their financial support derived from his assets. While he was still able to work at the shelter, he did this with great joy. Also, through his financial acumen, he managed and grew the shelter's assets.

Pat was a quiet man. He never wanted any recognition of his charitable efforts, but those who read this will know who they are locally. He was very concerned about abortion and he supported homes for unwed mothers to enhance the adoption process. He cared a great deal for the hungry children in this world and, to that end, he sponsored several Latin American children.

As long as he was able, Pat was an active volunteer for Mended Hearts. He visited patients, counseling and encouraging them to participate in life.

Any historian would be hard pressed to surpass Pat in his knowledge of the Civil War. He gathered an extensive library on this period in American history and possessed an in-depth knowledge of this war.

Pat was in ill health for the past 25 years. He never gave up, never wavered in his desire to serve humanity and his Lord. He will be remembered forever by his family and the York County community at large.

We will miss Pat and Vance at our reunion in July. We love you both.

He is preceded in rest by his parents, Julia M. and Lacy L. Scoggin, and brother, Vance Scoggin.

Surviving members of his family include his brothers, Lacy L. Scoggin of Hampton, Lonnie A. Scoggin and wife, Deena, of Hampton, Rev. Ernest M. Scoggin and wife, Frances, of Martinsville; sisters, Nell S. Gerringer and husband, Earl, of Hampton, Elsie V. Culbreth and husband, Frank, of Dothan, Ala., Sallie Shires and husband, James, of Forest; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 9, at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, and other times at the home of his sister, Nell S. Gerringer. A Celebration of Life service will be held at noon Saturday, May 10, at Orcutt Baptist Church. Following the service, the family will receive friends at the church until 1:30 p.m. Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park will be held privately.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Aid Society or the Marines' 'Toys for Tots' program.

Arrangements are being handled by Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in the Daily Press on 5/9/2008.
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The animals lost a true friend and hero in Pat. He will be in my thoughts.
Misty Collins (Hampton, VA) - May 9, 2008
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I have known Pat for the past 65 years. He was in my opinion a Prince of a Man. Very intelligent and a walking history of the War Between the States. He was always active in reunions or luncheons of the Newport News High School class of February-June 1948. He will be missed as everyone who knew him could call him a friend. My heart felt sympathy goes out to the family during this time of bereavement.
Bill Gross - NNHS February 1948
William C. Gross (Newport News, VA) - May 9, 2008
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I am so sorry to hear of Hubert's death I have known him since John W. Daniel School he has always been a real gentleman and will be missed at the 48 class of NNHS reunion in June.
Dale Parsons (Franklin, VA) - May 9, 2008
My prayers go out to the Scoggin family. I have known Mr. Scoggin all my life. I used to live up the street from him at my grandparents' (Hopson's) house. When I was a kid he use to let my girlfriends and me use his pool all the time. He is truly going to be missed.
Kemba Lucas (Richmond, VA) - May 9, 2008
Sorry to hear of your loss. It's been many years since we saw each other, but we lived at 1119-26 Street and you lived on 27th Street. We were the McAlwee Girls, Anna Lee and Phyllis
 - May 9, 2008
I first met Pat more than 20 years ago as a volunteer with Animal Aid. We became fast friends in our love of dogs ! He was so excited to let my dog swim in his pool to strengthen a broken leg, and I'll never forget climbing a fence with him to rescue some poor hunting dogs !! Pat touched my heart in such a special way and made me a better person. I feel blessed to have known Pat and I know there are hundreds of animals who were touched with his passion and love.
Marybeth Landis Rathbun (Atlanta, GA) - May 9, 2008
Dear Sallie,

We are sorry to learn of the loss of your brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Aretie Gallins and John Patterson (Crossville, TN) - May 9, 2008  
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God bless you for your love for all the animals. I work at the AAS, and have heard wonderful things about you. I'll see you in Heaven. Take care of all my dogs up there.
Frances Fuller (Hampton, VA) - May 9, 2008
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We are very sorry to hear of the loss of your brother Pat. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Sunny & Irvin Ruther (Leesburg, Florida) - May 9, 2008
I'm sorry to learn of your loss. The Scoggin family left a very favorable impression with me. I delivered groceries to their home during the mid 40's. Has it really been that long? Any way, my thoughts are with all of you.
Jack McBride (Tacoma, WA) - May 10, 2008  
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I want to tell you about my friendship with Pat. I was a stray living on the streets in downtown Hampton alone and pregnant. Pat was determined to catch me and although it took two weeks, he did. He took me to a vet's office where I delivered eight puppies.
Soon after, some nice people fostered me along with my eight puppies. My puppies were all adopted and I stayed on to live with my foster family. They say that I have given them so much love and enjoyment they don't know what they would do without me. I kind of love them too. To repay everyone for their kindness I have become a therapy dog and do my best to bring joy to others. I owe it all to Pat; his determination, kindness and love saved me. Thank you from all the dogs and other animals you saved and especially from me.
Pat, you always were an angel and now it's official!
Love, Pooh Bear
Barbara Brownley (Poquoson, VA) - May 10, 2008  
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   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Sallie and Jimmy and Pat's entire family and many friends at this difficult time.

        From Sydney Dearing ('56) of TN - 05/09/08, 5:54 PM - "Passing of      Pat Scoggin NNHS 1948":


I am regrettably a few days late reporting this but Pat Scoggin (NNHS '48) passed away this week.  He died ... early Tuesday May 6th... 

Pat was the brother of    Ernest "Doc" Scoggin (NNHS '58),    Lonnie Scoggin (NNHS '58), Ginny Scoggin (NNHS '53) and    Sallie Scoggin Shires (NNHS '59).  He was the brother-in-law of    Jimmy Shires (NNHS '57)

He was also the brother of Nell Scoggin, Lacy Scoggin and the late Vance Scoggin (probably all NNHS alums but I have no idea of the years).

Pat never married and was retired from the Standard Oil Company.  He was an excellent self taught pianist, a lover of Civil War history, and a true animal lover who had dedicated his later years to the saving of hundreds of animals.  He was a remarkable man who had a very big influence on my life and he will be sadly missed.

Sydney Dearing  

  Thank you so much, Sydney. My sympathies on the loss of your friend.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol


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All Creatures of Our God and King

Words by Saint Francis of Assisi, circa 1225
(Cantico di fratre sole, Song of Brother Sun). He wrote this hymn shortly before his death, but it was not published for almost 400 years. Translated to English by William H. Draper for a children’s Whitsuntide festival in Leeds, England;
first appeared in the Public School Hymn Book, 1919;
Music -
Lasst Uns Erfreuen, Ausserlesene Catholische Geist­iche Kirchengesäng (Köln, Germany: Peter von Brachel, 1623);
harmony by Ralph Vaughan Williams in The English Hymnal (London: Oxford University Press, 1906)

(courtesy of http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/a/c/acoogak.htm - 05/09/08)

All creatures of our God and King,
lift up your voices, let us sing:
Alleluia, alleluia!
Thou burning sun with golden beams,
thou silver moon that gently gleams,

O praise him, O praise him,
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Thou rushing wind that art so strong,
ye clouds that sail in heaven along,
O praise him, Alleluia!
Thou rising morn, in praise rejoice,
ye lights of evening, find a voice,

Thou flowing water, pure and clear,
make music for thy Lord to hear,
Alleluia, alleluia!
Thou fire so masterful and bright,
that givest man both warmth and light,

Dear mother earth, who day by day
unfoldest blessings on our way,
O praise him, Alleluia!
The flowers and fruits that in thee grow,
let them his glory also show:

And all ye men of tender heart,
forgiving others, take your part,
O sing ye Alleluia!
Ye who long pain and sorrow bear,
praise God and on him cast your care:

And thou, most kind and gentle death,
waiting to hush our latest breath,
O praise him, Alleluia!
Thou leadest home the child of God,
and Christ our Lord the way hath trod:

Let all things their Creator bless,
and worship him in humbleness,
O praise him, Alleluia!
Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son,
and praise the Spirit, Three in One:

"All Creatures of Our God and King" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.oremus.org/hymnal/a/a100.html - 05/09/08

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com – 01/27/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04

Animal Aid Society Logo courtesy of http://www.animalaid-va.org/ - 05/09/08

Animated United States Marine Corps Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

Mended Hearts Logo courtesy of http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3039370 - 05/09/08

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06

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