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Dr. Leland Carroll Scoggins

May 16, 1933 — August 7, 2020

Leland Carroll Scoggins, 87, of Natchitoches, Louisiana, went to be with his beloved Lord Jesus Christ on August 7, 2020. A graveside service will be held at 10 am Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at Kisatchie Baptist Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Lloyd Whitman officiating. A memorial service honoring his life will be held at First Baptist Church, date to be determined, in Natchitoches. Dr. Scoggins spent his life in service of others. He was a high school educator in Vernon Parish, and also served as an assistant and associate county agent in both Natchitoches and Tensas Parishes. Later, he became the county agent for Caddo, Natchitoches, and Sabine Parish. He also served as district agent for LSU Agriculture Extension Program for the Cenla Region until his retirement from LSU in 1988. He was a well-respected Agricultural Specialist for LSU. This allowed him to travel to Uganda to perform a feasibility study on the development of an agricultural teaching program for that area. After his retirement from LSU, he served as the Executive Director of the Red River Developmental Council for Economic Development and was Executive Director and Chairman of the Appropriation Committee for the El Camino Real/East West Corridor project. He was a graduate of Anacoco High School and was an FFA Star Farmer. After graduating, Dr. Scoggins attended and graduated LSU with a PhD in Vocational Agriculture. While at LSU, he was an agriculture foreign exchange student in the Middle East. He also served his country in the United States Army and in the Air Force Reserves. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Natchitoches, where he served as deacon. He was an ordained Baptist Minister, Lion’s Club member, a former District Governor, and was a faithful witness for his Lord to hundreds of 4H students, as well as, to all he encountered. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 yrs., Lynelle Dowden Scoggins, son Keith Scoggins and wife Tommie of Kisatchie, and Kim Scoggins Cunningham and husband, John of Natchitoches. He is also survived by grandchildren: Kris Scoggins Faulks (Shane) of Tyler, Tx, Dakota Scoggins of Natchitoches, Camden and Kaleigh Scoggins of Shreveport, Hannah Cunningham Henderson (Jarred) of Metairie, John Blanchard Cunningham of Natchitoches, and Christian Cunningham(fiancé’ Samantha) of Metairie. He is also survived by a sister Wanda Louise Scoggins Bolgiano (Morris) of Midlothian, Tx, and Wanda Lou Dowden Whitman (Rev. Lloyd) of Dry Prong, La. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. And Mrs. J.K. Scoggins of Anacoco, La., and sister Doralease Scoggins Bolgiano and husband Milton of Plano, Tx. He leaves behind a plethora of friends and family that loved him dearly. We will miss you, Daddy. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Louisiana Lion’s Camp for Children in Leesville, La. “In my house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you” John 14:2 KJV
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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

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