Silver Taps Notification
Garlin Scroggins '45
April 18, 2017 10:48 AM
updated: April 18, 2017 10:54 AM
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White Family Funeral Home obituary
1418 Highway 59 North
Bowie, Texas 76230
Garlin Glenn Scroggins, 93 passed away Tuesday, April 11,2017 in Denton, TX.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 15,2017 in the chapel of the White Family Funeral Home of Bowie.
Burial will follow at Salona Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home of Bowie.
Garlin was born October 22,1923 in Bellevue, TX to Floyd and Maud (Perry) Scroggins. He graduated from Bowie High School and then attended North Texas Agriculture College in Arlington. Garlin served his country in the United States Army during WWII. He moved
back to Bowie where he met and married Bonnie Williams on August 21,1946 in Henrietta. They moved to College Station to finish his bachelors degree in agriculture education and then back to Bowie where he taught veteran Ag classes. In 1951 he went to work
for Paradise School District as an Ag Teacher. While in Paradise, he took summer classes at Texas A&M and earned his Masters Degree. He also taught Ag for Northwest School District in 1959. From 1960 – 1964 he was an Ag teacher at Bridgeport School District
and in 1964 they moved to Denton and he worked as an area 5 supervisor for Ag education. In 1968, they moved to Austin and he became Executive Secretary for the Future Farmers Association and eventually became director of Ag education for the Texas Education
Agency. Garlin retired in 1983 and moved to Montague while building their home in Bowie. After his retirement, he raised cattle in the Bowie area.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Maud Scroggins; four brothers; one sister; daughter, Caron Martin; and granddaughter, Paige Nicole Martin.
Garlin is survived by his wife, Bonnie Scroggins of Denton; children, Gary Scroggins and wife Becky of Decatur; Cathy Browning and husband Bob of Keller, TX; son-in-law, Terry Martin of Denton; grandchildren, Michelle Hickox and husband Rob of Plano; Chris
Martin and wife Karmen of Denton; Matthew Browning and wife Jennifer of Proster, TX; Justan Browning and wife Joelle of Lantana, TX; Nathan Martin and wife Jaime of Fort Worth; Todd Scroggins and wife Danielle of Decatur; Colin Martin of Denton; Alyse Corbin
and husband Neil of Lake Dallas; fourteen great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.