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Rush Springs —
Curtis Karl Scruggs, 85, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, in Lawton.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Callaway-Smith-Cobb Chapel in Rush Springs with Rev. Terry Beard officiating. Burial will be in the Rush Springs Cemetery under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Chapel in Rush Springs.
Curtis was born Friday, Dec. 16, 1927, in Rush Springs to Karl Sanford and Cora Belle (Curtis) Scruggs. He attended Richland Schools and graduated from Rush Springs High School. Curtis was a veteran of the United States Army, serving as a MP in Germany during WW II. On Dec. 24, 1948, Curtis married Peggy L. Beard in Wichita Falls, Texas.
As a young man, he loaded melons, worked in the oilfield and on a pipeline. Curtis started his farm in 1962, raising cattle and hogs and growing milo, watermelons and peanuts. Curtis was very proud of his award for having the highest grade of peanuts in 1978. His proudest accomplishments were his daughters and grandchildren. Curtis was a member of the VFW, DAV and the Oddfellows.
Survivors include wife, Peggy L. Scruggs of the home, two daughters, Shannon Foster and husband Bobby of Rush Springs, Marilyn Joyce Scruggs of Marlow, seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, brother, Donnie Scruggs and wife Corine of Midwest City, sister, Barbara Kizarr of Amarillo, Texas, several nieces and nephews and son-in-law, Steve Prieto.
Curtis was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Karla O'Neal Prieto, sister, Betty June Rodriquez, father and mother-in-law, Lee and Dona Beard, sisters-in-law, Billie Jenkins and Lawanda Steltemeier, brothers-in-law, Ralph Beard Sr., Levi Beard, Be Be Rodriquez.
Pallbearers will be James Foster, Kyle Foster, Robert Foster, Shane Elam, Dewayne Elam and Stuart O'Neal.