David V. Scroggins

BRACEVILLE—David V. Scroggins, 52, of Braceville, passed away suddenly, Saturday, May 13, 2023 at Morris Hospital.
He was born March 31, 1971 in Joliet to Robert and Pamela (nee Worley) Scroggins. How do you sum up someone's life with a dash, especially when that life lived was only 52 years? In the words of David, “Tomorrow isn't promised and this thing called life is nothing but a test, no one makes it out alive.” His family meant everything to him, he was a devoted dad, husband, papa, and friend. He was brutally honest and he would tell you that he wasn't perfect, but he sure made it known that he loved God, his wife, kids and grandbabies. David had an amazing work ethic and never did anything halfhearted, it was all or nothing. Over the years he climbed out of poverty, earning his associates degree, eventually owning and operating his own HVAC business. He was sarcastic, had a great sense of humor and would get a kick out of this final joke, “Faced with the prospect of another 30 years of April's cooking, David chose to pass into the Eternal love of God.”
David married April on July 26, 1997. Together two families became one. April had her daughter, Breanne Elizabeth and David had his children, Amber and Angela Scroggins and in October 1997, their son, DJ was born.
Surviving are his wife of 25 years, April (nee Pritchard) Scroggins of Braceville; children: Beanne (Jon Wills) Wren, of Plano, IL; Amber (Alex Vandenberg) Scroggins, of Land O' Lakes, FL and David “DJ” Scroggins, of Braceville; grandbabies: Isabella, Tripp and Lina of Florida; Grayson, Everleigh and Norah Wills, of Plano; brothers and sister, Robert “Bobby” (Brittney) Scroggins and their children, Cullen, Zadie, and Gavin of Tennessee; Brandy (Adam) Rochelle and their children, Rodge and River, of Tennessee; William “Billy” Scroggins and his daughter, Violetta, of Tennessee; sister-in-law, Stephanie Zaragoza, of Tennessee; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Angela and Rodney Ridgley and their children, Austin, Brandy Zack, RJ, the late Brittney, and Jason Pritchard; and mother-in-law, Patty Pritchard.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Pamela; daughter, Angela Lynn Scroggins and sister, Mildred “Millie” Scroggins.
Visitation for David will be at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory, Braidwood, Saturday, May 20, 2023 from 3 p.m. until the time of funeral services beginning at 7 p.m. Cremation rites will be accorded following services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the family would be appreciated.
For more information and to visit his online guestbook, please log on to www.rwpattersonfuneralhomes.com.
R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory, 401 E. Main St., Braidwood is entrusted with arrangements.