Joe Scoggins, Jr., 69, of Conway Human Development Center, died October 2, 2021, at Conway Regional Hospital, Conway, Arkansas.
Joe was born April 5, 1952, in Nashville, Arkansas to Joe Scoggins, Sr. and Esther Gallington Scoggins at Nashville Memorial Hospital. Joe was a pre-mature baby, so he required an extended stay in the hospital. His mother died at birth.
Joe was adopted and given loving care by his aunt, Zelma Scoggins Rogers and uncle Robbie Rogers. He grew up with their children: Pearl Lene, Pearl Lee (Booster) Cleter Bell and Mary Lee in Center point, Arkansas.
Joe Jr was a quadriplegic all of his life. He left his home with Zelma and Robbie at the age of 17. Conway Human Development Center (CHDC) became his home for 36 years where he learned and made excellent progress with help from the CHDC staff. Joe worked as a mail carrier. Joe was a social being who loved to talk and laugh, so mail moved slow sometimes.
In 2005 Joe moved to Arkadelphia HDC where he continued his journey with some adjustments.
In 2020 Joe became ill with the covid-19 virus. He held on as long as he could. He fought a good fight. He finished the course. He won the battle!!!
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Esther Scoggins; his adopted parents, Zelma and Robbie Rogers; four brothers: O’Neal “Dick”, John Lester “JL”, Authur and Richard; two sisters, Easteen Hendrix and Mary Ann McFalls; and one cousin, Pearl Lee Robinson.
Joe is survived by one brother, Joe Bill Scoggins (Opal), two sisters, Shirley Ann Hickman (Hostel), and Dorothy Faye Griffin and husband Lawson "Griff" (deceased).
Joe Jr. made many, many friends in his life here on this earth. He liked to sing. The songs on the program, at the funeral service, are two of his favorites. Can you imagine him in the heavenly choir!!!
Funeral service will be 11:00 AM, Saturday October 9, 2021, at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home, 517 Clay St, Arkadelphia, AR 71923. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
Per family, temperatures will be taken and masks are required.