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Forest Lawn Cemetery
Monday November 15th, 2021

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Neal Wyatt Scaggs

Neal Wyatt Scaggs, Sr. 85, of Mitchell Heights passed into his eternal rest on November 8, 2021. When Neal entered heaven, he was reunited with the love of his life, Jo Ann Baisden Scaggs. Jo Ann was his soulmate for 60 years of marriage. Neal will be remembered as a pillar of our community of Logan who gave of his time, talents, and support to make this a better place to raise our children.

Neal has been a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Logan since February of 1949. He has served the church in various capacities from being an usher to being a trustee. His silent actions for the church and its members are more than words can say.
Neal was born on January 18, 1936 to the late Alfred D and Anna Mae Duncan Scaggs. Six brothers, A. D. “Buster”, Denny, Freddie, Robert, Max, and Jerry Scaggs and one sister Joan Scaggs Means, also preceded him in death.

A 1954 graduate of Logan High School, he went on to graduate from the business school at Marshall University in 1958. While attending Marshall he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Neal and his wife, Jo Ann were recognized by the Logan Area Marshall Athletic Club for their outstanding support of Marshall Athletics. Neal also served Marshall on the Board of Governors for a number of years. Upon graduation from MU, he served in the United States Navy from August 1958 to June 1960.

Neal has served Logan’s business community as President of Baisden Brothers, Inc., Southern Equipment, Inc., Logan Auto Parts, Inc., and Bucane, Inc... In his career, he has also served multiple organizations and has been on several boards. Neal was one of the early organizers of Logan Buddy League basketball and was one of the All-Star coaches for many years. He will be remembered and recognized for his community leadership and local philanthropy.

In February 2020, Neal received his 50-year membership pin from the Aracoma Masonic Lodge #99 in Logan. He was also a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason of Logan and Charleston and a member of the Beni Kedem Shriners of Charleston.

Neal is survived by his son, Wyatt (Kristi) Scaggs, grandson, Neal Wyatt (Haley) Scaggs III, granddaughter, Katie (Rex) Delong and great grandson, Neal Wyatt Scaggs, IV. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great nephews. One brother, Roger (Janice) Scaggs, also survives him. An extension of his family were his dear special friends, Doug McElwain, Tommy Keeney, and Dr. Billy Mullen. In addition to his family, Neal will be greatly missed by his many wonderful friends, and especially by his employees and the breakfast group at the Parkway Drive Inn.

Graveside services honoring Neal will held at Forest Lawn Cemetery on Monday, November 15 at 1:00pm. Military graveside rites will be observed. Conducting the services will be The Reverend Michael Hatfield of the First Baptist Church of Logan.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Keeney, Rex Delong, Neal Scaggs, III, Mike Stone, Steve Browning, and Scott Ellis. Honorary pallbearers are Jim Rupe, Butch Nisbet, Doug McElwain, Donsil Mullins, Roger Bryant, Bill Waybright and John Mendez.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Logan Buddy League, Box 1929, Logan, West Virginia 25601.

Online condolences may be left at www.jamesfh.com

Arrangements have been entrusted to Akers-James Funeral Home, Logan, WV.

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So sorry to learn of the passing of Neal & extend my deepest condolences to all his family, Neal was a good friend of my late husband, Don Glazier, who passed away in Nov. 2019. They both grew up in Logan & shared many activities together & are now reunited in Heaven. Neal was one of the best customers of Don in his work as district Manager position with NAPA & I remember when Neal's shop was flooded more than one time Don would always step in to help clean up his good friend's business. They were life long friends & now together again!

Phyllis Glazier Nov 14 2021 12:29 PM

I'm so sorry. He was a great person.

Claire Altizer Nov 13 2021 2:59 PM

Sympathy Gift courtesy of Michael York. Group of 1 Memorial Trees Planted In Loving Memory of Neal Wyatt Scaggs.

Michael York Nov 12 2021 7:53 AM

God rest Neal\'s precious soul. Lifting the family and friends up ⬆️ in prayers. A true pillar of the community.

Susan (Bailey) and Sam Koubti Nov 12 2021 12:25 AM

Neal Scaggs was a great friend for many years. I enjoyed serving on Champion Industries, Inc. Board with him. I am sure Logan community will miss Neal. I know he enjoyed seeing his wife of 60 years Jo Ann when he arrived in Heaven.

Glenn W. Wilcox, Sr. 418 Vanderbilt Rd. Asheville NC 28803

Glenn W. Wilcox Sr Nov 11 2021 10:55 AM