George Walder Scogin

Published 6:35 pm Tuesday, January 7, 2020

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George Walder Scogin, 84, passed away on Dec. 27, 2019, in Pensacola, Fla. following a long illness. He was surrounded by family at his passing. 

He grew up in Bay Minette and graduated from Baldwin County High School, where he played football and was senior class president. 

At the age of 11, Scogin started working for Thompson’s Fine Fashions. In the mid 1960s, he became manager of Thompson’s in Atmore, which he managed until he retired in the early 1990s. He later worked for Harold Allen Mobile Homes. 

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He was active in many civic organizations in Atmore, including the Atmore Lions Club, the downtown merchants’ association, the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce and the Jaycees, holding multiple offices for these groups. 

He attended Woodbine United Methodist Church in Pace, Fla. While in Atmore, he was an active member of the First Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday School and served as a deacon.

Scogin and his wife, Patsy Ann, were married for 52 years until her death in 2008. Together they had four children. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Patsy Ann; his parents, George McLeod and Mertice; a brother, William “Bill” Scogin; and a nephew, Billy.

Scogin is survived by four children, Mike (Johnna) of Georgetown, Ky., Becky Hetrick of Crestview, Fla., Gail (Park) Young of Walnut Hill, Fla. and Cindy (Sean) Harigel of Pace, Fla.; five grandchildren, Stephen (Ashleigh) Hetrick, Ashley (Thomas) Long, James Scogin, Paxton Davis and Katherine Scogin; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held December 31, 2019 at the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Taylor officiating. Burial followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Stephen Hetrick, Thomas Long, Cameron Long, Triston Long, Paxton Davis and James Scogin. 

Visitation was held December 31, 2019 from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

A special thank you to the employees at Covenant Care Hospice at Sacred Heart Hospital, Pensacola.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.