Howard “Butch” Scroggins

February 19, 1949 - August 5, 2020

02/19/1949 - 08/05/2020

Past Services

Thursday August 13, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Chesapeake Chapel
929 Battlefield Blvd S
Chesapeake, VA 23322
(757) 482-3311 | Directions
Friday August 14, 2020
12:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Chesapeake Chapel
929 Battlefield Blvd S
Chesapeake, VA 23322
(757) 482-3311 | Directions
Friday August 14, 2020
1:30 pm
Albert G. Horton Memorial Veteran Cemetery
5310 Milners Rd.
Suffolk, VA 23434
757-255-7217 | Directions

Howard “Butch” Wayne Scroggins, 71, of Chesapeake, passed away peacefully, Wednesday August 5, 2020 after a long battle with lung cancer.
Butch was born in Wewoka, OK on February 19, 1949, and was son of late Howard Wittington Scroggins and Helen Lee Coursey.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Betty Scroggins; children, Fred Frogosa, Clair Frogosa, Jaried Frogosa, Kathy Frogosa, Aylene Almozara, Stanely Almozara, Charlene Castillo and Jessie Castillo.  He is also survived by his sister, Melody Butler; niece, Tina Kolp as well as 12 grandchildren.
After high school, Butch joined the U.S. Navy and retired in 1991 after 20 years of patriotic service.  From there, Butch continued his career as a pipe fitter with AST.  After working for many years, he retired for the second time in 2016 to spend time with family and travel the world with his lovely wife, Betty.  He loved gardening, baking homemade chocolate chip cookies and banana bread with walnuts.  Butch was a devoted husband and father who always thought about others’ needs ahead of his own.
Lastly, Butch served as a Deacon at the Norfolk and Virginia Beach Seventh Day Adventist Church.  After his first diagnosis in 2016, his faith never wavered, but rather, grew stronger bringing much glory to God.  Butch loved God with all his heart, embraced all of his promises and looks forward to Christ’s soon return.  He will be deeply missed by his friends, family and all who knew him.
The funeral service will be conducted at 12 pm, Friday August 14, 2020 at Altmeyer Funeral Home Chesapeake Chapel, 929 S. Battlefield Blvd Chesapeake 23322.  Interment will follow in Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery.  Pastor Willie J. Boyd, Jr., Ph.D will officiate.
The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6pm to 8 pm at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to 425 Heartfield Dr. Chesapeake, VA 23322.

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Judy and Mitchell Mills
2 years ago

We met Butch through my husband’s acquaintance with Betty at the Recreation Center. We came to love them dearly during their battle with Butch’s cancer. He fought courageously, ever the True Believer that “God’s will be done.” We know he will be missed by many, but believe he is at peace and will have a work to do in his new home. We pray for the peace and comfort of our Savior’s spirit to surround Betty and the family during the difficult days ahead. We send our love and appreciation for the special moments we shared with Butch and Betty.

Joshua Petitma
2 years ago

Butch was the most fun man. When I was younger, every time he saw me he would offer me a high five and just before I hit his palm he would flip it around and say I had to be quicker! This would keep me entertained every sabbath and I would make the attempt to catch him on his little trick also. When I got older he would always be willing to talk to me and joke about how I wasn’t allowed to get taller than him. I thank God that I had him as an example. Heaven is truly going to be an amazing place.

Sherri Scism Rutherford
2 years ago

I am so sorry to hear of Butch’s passing. Butch was my cousin and I have wonderful memories of him at family gatherings. The cousins would all play football and baseball in my grandparents back yard. I remember to this day, he would say “you only get 99 foul balls and your out” He was one of the oldest cousins so I don’t if that was meant as an encouragement for us younger cousins that couldn’t hit the ball straight. We had wonderful grandparents but Butch had a special place in their heart.

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
2 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Howard Wayne Scroggins, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Navy Veteran, Howard Wayne Scroggins, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Aldrin M
2 years ago

Uncle Butch loved his family and loved his Church. He supported all functions and willingness to serve without hesitation. He will truly be missed. See you that great resurrection morning.