NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Bobby Jack "BJ" Scoggins, 82, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Service: Noon Friday at Lucas Funeral Home, 1321 Precinct Line Road, Hurst. Interment: 2 p.m. in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Visitation: The family will receive friends at 11 a.m. Friday. BJ was born June 26, 1931, in Tioga to Earl Delaney and Geneva DeShane Scoggins. He was the fifth child of six children to be born to the Scoggins family. Tioga, his hometown, was very dear to Bobby's heart. He attended the same school for 12 years, graduating from Tioga High School. Bobby played all sports in school and in his senior year as the catcher on the baseball team, Tioga won the district championship. Soon after graduation, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. In 1953 he was discharged and came back to North Texas and enrolled at North Texas State College, now UNT in Denton, majoring in industrial arts and employed at Chance Vought Aircraft in Grand Prairie. Bobby was affiliated with various departments, which included being a part of machinist, supervisor-machine shop, planning, programming and industrial engineering. This included being a part of such programs as 747, 757, 767 Boeing, B-2 bombers and ended on the highly classified Stealth Bomber as a senior industrial engineer at the Vought Corp. On Sept. 24, 1955, Bobby married Rena Beth Davis of Tioga. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2005. Bobby and Beth established their home in Arlington, where they started their family of two children, Brenda and Brad. Through the years, Bobby was a Boy Scout leader, coached Optimist baseball, working with the Optimist football program while being active in the Optimist Club along with South Davis Elementary Dads Club. After retiring from Vought Corp. in 1986, he designed and built a home in Cooke County near Gainesville and later designed and built another home at Lake Kiowa. Bobby was an active member of College Hills Church of Christ in North Richland Hills. Survivors: Wife, Beth; daughter, Brenda Walker and husband, Brad; son, Brad Scoggins and wife, Carol; grandchildren, Mark Roland II, Brittany Roland, Stephanie Scoggins, Spencer Scoggins and Madison Roland; great-grandchild, Kobe Roland; sister, Lou Ann Perry; brother-in-law, Ben Davis and wife, Karen; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
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