Rodney Glenn Scruggs, age 52, of Elkhart, Kansas died Wednesday, October 01, 2014, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center – St. Francis Campus in Wichita, Kansas. He was born November 16, 1961, in Liberal, Kansas, the son of Walter Glenn and Karen Jean (Kilgore) Scruggs.
Rodney grew up in Liberal and attended Liberal schools. He married Iris Cherie Gillespie on June 23, 2001, in Red River, New Mexico. Rodney worked for Liberal Iron & Metal, Lone Star Services of Liberal, and was employed as a Pumper for Chaparral Energy since 2003. He was a Scoutmaster for Boy Scouts of America from 2012-2014, a member of NRA and NAHC, and was an avid coyote hunter.
Survivors include his wife, Iris of their home; children, Logan Scruggs, Riley Scruggs and Levi Scruggs of their home; mother, Karen Warden and husband Gary of Liberal, Kansas; father, Glenn Scruggs and wife Carol of Liberal, Kansas, sisters, Lynette Reth of Liberal, Kansas, Brenda Butler and husband Verl of Kismet, Kansas; brother, Kelly Scruggs and wife Debbie of Liberal, Kansas; grandmother, Edith Scruggs of Liberal, Kansas; nieces, Christina Roy, Candace Scruggs, Shaylee May; nephews, Damion Reth, Dustin Bozarth, and Brandon Moody.
Rodney is preceded in death by his grandfather, JC Scruggs; and grandparents, Carlos and Georgia Kilgore.
Funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Church of the Nazarene in Elkhart, Kansas with Pastor Keith Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Elkhart Cemetery in Elkhart, Kansas. Friends may call from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Friday, October 3, 2014, with family present from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM, at Garnand Funeral Home in Elkhart, Kansas. Memorial contributions may be given to the Children’s Education Fund in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 854, Elkhart, KS 67950.