Lieutenant Colonel Tim Scruggs | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

by | February 3, 2016 8:08 am

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Lieutenant Colonel Tim ScruggsLieutenant Colonel Tim Scruggs, U.S. Army, Ret. died on January 27, 2016.
His Funeral Service was held at the Citadel Summerall Chapel on January 31, 2016 at 3pm.   Graveside service will be at Arlington National Cemetery, date to be announced. Online condolences may be made at
Tim was born on September 26, 1949 in McCormick, SC.  His father was Jack Scruggs, Jr. of McCormick, SC and his mother was Francesca Boynton Grimaldi of Hendersonville, SC.
He was a 1967 graduate of James Island High School, a 1971 graduate of The Citadel in Civil Engineering, a 1985 graduate of The Command and General Staff College, and a 2005 Phi Theta Kappa honor society graduate of Trident Technical College in International Business.  He was a life member of the Association of Citadel Men and the U.S. Army Transportation Corps Regiment and was a member of The Scruggs Family Association. His special joys were Citadel Sports Games, deep sea fishing, history, and enjoying the beach and his family. He especially enjoyed exploring the cultures of the 53 countries he visited and toured.
LTC Scruggs was dual branched to the Engineer Corps and the Transportation Corps.  While serving 23 years in the Army, he served overseas in Vietnam, Germany, Korea, Egypt, Panama, Japan, Philippines, Puerto Rico and England.  His decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (4), Army Commendation Medal (3), Army Achievement Medal (3), the Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry (2), the Expert Marksmanship Medal and many campaign and service awards.
He is survived by: his two daughters, Caroline P. Scruggs, Charleston, SC and Catherine S. McGann, Cookeville, TN; his sister, Sandra S. Boyd, Folly Beach, SC. and his twin brother, Tom Scruggs, Folly Beach, SC, and three grandchildren, Josiah, Aedan, and Mercy.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Citadel, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Charleston, SC, 29409.  Arrangements are entrusted to James A. McAllister Funerals & Cremation.

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