Harold Dwight Scoggins

November 20, 1945 - December 23, 2019
Harold Dwight Scoggins


Harold Dwight Scoggins, age 74 of Leland, NC passed away on Monday, December 23, 2019.

He was born November 20, 1945 to the late Esther Sorrell and Robert Scoggins in Wake County, NC.

Dwight was employed at International Paper for almost 25 years. His greatest passions were golf, and whatever his grandchildren were doing. He could often be seen driving around Leland with his 4-legged companion “Bear”.

Later in life as his grandchildren were being raised in the church, he himself surrendered his life to the Lord Jesus Christ, and was always willing to give his testimony to others.
Dwight was preceded in death by his son, Harold Dwight Scoggins, Jr., his mother Esther Dean, and his brother Ray Scoggins.

He is survived by his wife, of 56 years, Jean Scoggins; his son, Bobby Scoggins and his wife Ashley; and three grandchildren, Garrett, Kaylee, and Laney. special sister in-law Juanita Benton, along with many extended family members and many dear friends.

Visitation for family and friends will be held 7 to 9 pm Thursday, December 26, 2019 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403.

Funeral services will be held 11 am Friday, December 27, 2019 at First Baptist Church of Leland. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Memorial donations, may be made to the First Baptist Church of Leland, 517 Village Road Leland, NC 28451 or to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 144 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC 28401

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  • December 25, 2019
    Joyce Cason says:
    Papa will be greatly missed. He was like a grandfather to Luke and Matthew. He treated us like family and we loved him like part of our own family. My heart is heavy for you. We love you all. Go hit all those golf balls in heaven Papa.

  • December 25, 2019
    Kaylee says:
    I’m gonna miss our breakfast dates, our car rides where you held my hand in the backseat all the way to school, drinking sweet tea out of a glass jar, devouring Gigi’s chocolate pie, humming in the car to your favorite music, never missing a volleyball game... It still doesn’t feel real Papa. I miss you so much. I know you are watching over us all. We are going to be strong for you, because that’s what you would have wanted. I will always be your little girl. I love you Papa and I promise I will make you proud. Until we meet again ❤️

  • December 25, 2019
    Paul Ford says:
    I love you papa! I will miss having those talks while watching the ballgames. You were such an inspiration to me and I will never forget you. I will cherish the memories we shared, and will see you when my number is called!

  • December 25, 2019
    Mike Mintz says:
    I enjoyed many years of working with Dwight and even more of knowing him. He was a friend to all and also will remember him helping me with my draw back stop before swing in golf as that was just the kind of man he was, he would help everyone.

  • December 25, 2019
    Myrtle Kilcrease says:
    We've appreciated Papa for loving & treating our son, Randall & family as if they were his own. To a mother with children miles away this is genuine blessing. We have enjoyed our time together when visiting on our NC trips and come to love the entire family. You have been and will be in our hearts and prayers for peace & comfort. I praise God that Papa is with Him having the greatest celebration with no pain, no sorrow. "Oh What a Day that will be when my Savior I shall See", an old hymn with priceless meaning that's where Papa is. Love, sympathy & prayers for family, Myrtle & Bobby Kilcrease