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George Scott Scruggs

George Scott Scruggs, 67, of Little Rock, died at home October 31, 2017. He was born March 26,1950, in Pine Bluff to the late Grover and Wanda Lankford Scruggs, and was also predeceased by his brother, Gee Scruggs of Houston.

Scott attended Watson Chapel schools and graduated from the UA Fayetteville where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. Accomplished in sports as a youth, he became an excellent tennis player as an adult. The tennis team was a close-knit group of friends who also canoed the rivers of Arkansas, camped, and socialized together for many years. He enjoyed his work and the many friendships developed during 23 years with First Arkansas Insurance. Scott's friends and customers knew him to be a man of his word, generous with his time and energies. He was a knowledgeable, willing, and tireless worker, and enjoyed-- at least endured-- endless projects proposed by his wife, Diane Schrantz.

Survivors also include daughter, Caitlan, granddaughter, Haiden, of Junction City, Kansas, and brother, Richard Scruggs of Pine Bluff. Many thanks to Tonya and Felicia of Hospice Home Care and to dear friends and family who made possible his remaining at home to the end.

A gathering of friends will be held at Ruebel Funeral Home in Little Rock on November 15th, 2017 from 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road SW, Lilburn GA 30047, or Cure Alzheimer's Fund, 34 Washington Street, Suite 200, Wellesley Hills MA 02481, or the Humane Society of Pulaski County, 14600 Colonel Glenn Rd, Little Rock AR 72210, also online.

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"Sending love and prayers to my dear friend, Diane. Iím so sorry for your loss. I will always admire the grace and strength you have shown over and over. Scott was certainly blessed to have you as a wife, sidekick, best friend, and caregiver. I will always keep you close in thoughts and prayers. I look forward to doing things together again! Iíve missed you!"
Regina Binz | Maumelle, AR

Jamie Peacock | White Hall, AR

"I am so very sorry for your loss. Scott was a great friend and helped me so much after Pat died. I will never forget his kindness and how sweet and supportive he was to me. I will miss him so much. Both of you have been such blessings to me. "
Sandy Avra |

"On behalf of the staff at the JRMC Wellness Center, I would like to express our deepest sympathies on Scott's passing. For many years we enjoyed Scott's camaraderie and his enthusiasm for health and fitness. He was a joy to know. He had been truly missed since his move to Little Rock. Our prayers are with his family."
JRMC Wellness Center | Pine Bluff, AR

"Our deepest condolences to the family. Scott was a great friend."
Don and Diane Graves | Pine Bluff, AR

"Diane, I'm so very sorry for your loss. I did not have the privilege of knowing Scott for as long as I've known other good friends of mine, but he quickly came to be among my very best of friends, and I will miss him very much."
Chuck Swanson | Little Rock, AR

"Scott was as good a friend as a person could have. That scowl hid a good heart and vibrant soul. Diane, I hope this knowledge makes your grief easier to bear."
Jim & Ann Hall | Pine Bluff, AR

"I am saddened to hear of Scotts pasding.I attended school with Scott 1st thru graduation. We were good friends and so many good memories of back then good clean fun.Scott always excelled in everyrhing he did, sports,academics and his career.My Prayers to his famiky. "
Gail Bubbus Spadoni | Bryant, AR

"My condolences to the family, Scott was a great friend, he will be missed. "
Paul Shankles | Redfield, AR

"Many good memories of a "great guy" with a big heart and a bigger spirit - my sincere condolences to the family."
Ted Luft | Mt. Home, AR

"I am saddened at Scottís passing. He was a fine and genuine man. I know of no one who feels otherwise. Diane, you and the rest of the family are in my prayers. Ken"
Ken Buckner | LR , AR

Very sorry to learn of Scott's death. Anne and I will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers."

Adam Robinson | Pine Bluff, AR

"Scott was a good old Chapel man, and a special person. He will be missed. "
benny hatcher jr | Searcy, AR

"We are so thankful to have known Scott, as a fellow choir member at First Methodist and as your sweet husband. You and he were a remarkable duo - there was nothing in the way of a home project that you two couldn't tackle together! He leaves such an empty spot. But many happy memories as well. I am in awe of the loving care, simple graciousness, and strength that you shared with him. Blessings, dear friend."
Ruston and Ann Pierce | Little Rock, AR

"Having worked for Gee, Scott and the Scruggs family, for ten years in PB, it is so hard to believe Gee and Scott are now gone. They were fun to work with and my love goes out to Susannah, Rick, and Scott's family that I didn't get to meet. Rest in Peace, Scott."
Shelby Lea Mayhew | Denton, TX

"I am so sorry to hear that Scott has passed. I knew him since I was 5 years old and graduated with him from Watson Chapel. He was a very good person and friend. He will truly be missed.
God Bless you and your family."

Robert Potillo | Pine Bluff, AR

"I am sad to hear this news. In 1978, I became the manager of the Flick Twin Cinema in Pine Bluff, working for Scott and his brother, along with Rick Beard and Robert Vogel. All four of those young men were very, very good to me and I will forever be grateful. Deepest sympathies to the family during this time of loss."
Richard Robinson | Martin, TN

"I am so sorry to hear of Scott's passing and extend my sympathy to his family. I graduated with Scott from Watson Chapel and can recall many good times we had together. Scott was definitely one of the good guys.

Mike Crosson | Maumelle, AR

"I am so saddened to hear of Scott's passing. I, too, went through 12 years of school with Scott. Such a gentleman, athlete, and over-all good guy. My sincere condolences to his family and friends."
Debbie Hall Morrow | Waco, TX

"Kay and I were very sorry to hear of Scottís passing, we both graduated from Watson Chapel with Scott. He was a great friend, classmate and teammate. Our thoughts and prayers are with your famly."
Martin and Kay Varnell Ogles | Granite Bay , CA

"Dear Rick,
I am so sorry to hear of Scott's passing. I know he was a dear brother to you and thought of you often in his last days. I will always remember how we all looked up to Scott as we were growing up together. He was a good soul and he will be missed by all who knew him.
Grace and peace to you my dear friend.
Don Harris "

Don Harris | Pine Bluff, AR

"Diane, i am so very sorry for your loss. Scott was blessed to have you love him through this cruel and debilitating disease. We pray you find comfort and peace. "Let all that you do be done in love.Ē ó 1 Corinthians 16:14

Gary Lynn Cheatham | Pine Bluff, AR

"I am saddened to hear of the loss of another Watson Chapel classmate. Scott was a leader, academically and athletically, and a good friend. My condolences to his family.
Ray Jordan,"

Ray Jordan | St. Louis, MO


So, so sorry about Scott's passing, and even more sorry that Kay and I did not keep up with Scott's health. He and I worked together for ten years at FAI, but then we had the opportunity to work together on a customer account for many years following my departure from FAI and Pine Bluff. We had so many great visits during those days. Back when we were having our pre-Christmas parties, Kay and I both always looked forward to you and Scott coming, and the fellowship that followed. This is a sad loss for everyone who knew Scott, but particularly for you. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. May God bless and keep you in the years to come.


"Diane,sincerest condolences to you and Scott's family. I didn't know Scott well but he always seemed to be the nicest guy in the room. And if you loved him I knew he had to be something special. Peace be with you.

Gael Sammartino | Little Rock, AR

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