Charles Reece Scroggin
M, #49791, (1946 - )
- Reference: [49791:D] !Lexington, KY
Children of Charles Reece Scroggin & Ann MacDonald Stewart
- Last Edited: 12 Jan 2016
- [S1658] Kentucky Post
, Dr. Fred R. Scroggin, 13 Dec 2000Dr. Fred R. Scroggin, 84, doctor with many talents
Dr. Fred R. Scroggin led three national organizations with millions of members, and he once pulled someone from a burning plane. According to his son, though, he'll be remembered most as a country doctor who cared about his patients.
Dr. Scroggin, 84, of Williamstown, died Monday at St. Elizabeth Medical Center South, Edgewood.
He was a retired physician and farmer, and a past national president of the 3.4-million member National Wildlife Federation, the American International Charolais Association and the 339th Fighter Group Association.
He once presented President Jimmy Carter an award recognizing the president for his commitment to protecting the environment while going forward with the Alaskan Pipeline project.
Dr. Scroggin owned the Ponderosa Stock Farm, was a member of the Grant County Board of Health and a former secretary of Grant Community Health Services.
He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. While in England during the war, he pulled an injured pilot from a burning P-51 fighter plane in a combat zone.
''He was just incredible,'' said his son Charles R. Scroggin  of Lexington. ''Whatever he was involved in, he just always went to the top.
''Of all he did, dad had unbelievable human relations skills,'' Mr. Scroggin said.
''He was an incredible speaker and loved public speaking. He was quick with a joke, . . . and he was a natural born leader.''
''He just had a great ability to inspire people to work together to achieve a common goal,'' he said.
Mr. Scroggin noted that his father was comfortable talking to the president one day and setting fence posts on his farm the next. He said his father's values were simple: honesty, hard work and respect for others.
''You always knew where dad stood.'' Mr. Scroggin said. ''You wouldn't always agree, but you always knew where he stood.''
Despite his character traits and numerous accomplishments, he'll always be remembered as a great doctor, Mr. Scroggin said.
''What he'll be remembered mostly for is that he was a doctor who cared for his patients. Dad always had time for his patients, always cared about them as individuals.''
He made house calls his entire career, Mr. Scroggin said.
''He had a pickup truck and made house calls all over the county. He just cared about people more than anything.''
In addition to his son, survivors include his wife, Jane W. Scroggin ; daughters, Joyce Evans-Colson of Cynthiana and Ann Snydor of Portsmouth, Ohio; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Elliston-Stanley Funeral Home, Williamstown. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Entombment will be in Williamstown Mausoleum. Memorials are suggested to Williamstown Christian Church, North Main Street, Williamstown, Ky. 41097.
- [S1944] Ancestry: U.S. Public Records Index, Jason R Scroggin 25 May 1976 2015 Hart Rd, Lexington, KY, 40502-2442 (1995)
Charles R Scroggin 1 Dec 1946 269-6886 2015 Hart Rd, Lexington, KY, 40502-2442 (1993)
Ann M Scroggin 16 Mar 1969 269-6886 2015 Hart Rd, Lexington, KY, 40502-2442 (1993)
Ann S Scroggin 2 Mar 1947 2015 Hart Rd, Lexington, KY, 40502-2442.