Phillip Ross Scoggins
Phillip Ross Scoggins, age 39, passed away in his home with his loving family by his side the evening of Sept. 22, 2019. Phillip fought daily against the weight of PTSD and the symptoms secondary to a traumatic brain injury he sustained while serving his country in the United States Marine Corps. As we mourn for Phillip, we also hope to bring awareness to the issues many of our fellow military veterans suffer. Sadly, Phillip was not able to sustain this constant struggle and we pray he can now rest and that he may finally find the peace he couldn't quite get here on earth.
Phillip is survived by his parents, Jeffery and Linda Scoggins, and his younger brother, Steven and his wife, JoEll Scoggins. He also leaves behind four young children: Hayden Leigh (age 9), Ryder Ross (age 7), Briggs Holdyn (age 6), Stratton York (age 4), and his best friend, their mother, Andrea.
He is an honored Marine Corps veteran, serving his country for multiple tours in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Even with all of Phillips contributions during his military career he would tell you he was most fulfilled by his role as "Dad," and how proud he was of his children. Phillip's pride was palpable when he would talk about how confident and fiery his oldest Hayden is, or Ryder, so thoughtful and observant. Phillip would tell story after story about how charismatic and fervent Briggs is and that he loved to watch how gregarious and outgoing Stratton can be.
Phillip was raised by his devoted family in Edmond, Okla., where he developed his lifelong love of family time, writing, and animals, whether that be one of the many household pets or random creatures he and his brother found in the creek behind their house. Phillip never met a stranger, and even from a young age, embraced his ability to create lifelong connections with those around him. He was a charismatic extrovert who made everyone he met feel like they instantly belonged.
Phillip would frequently be heard singing to himself or keeping the entire family doubled over in laughter with his light-hearted jokes and jubilant personality. He took great pride in his long family history of selfless military service men, including his father, Jeff, and grandfather, Claude, more affectionately known as "CJ."
Services for Phillip will be 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, at St. John's Catholic Church in Edmond with a graveside service to follow, where he will be lovingly laid to rest next to his grandparents at Edmond Memorial Cemetery.
The family is asking in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Phillip's honor to Focus Marine Foundation and the Semper Fi Fund.
Services are under the direction of Matthews Funeral Home, Edmond.
Published on September 24, 2019


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Chris Manella
Sep 29, 2019
You fought the good fight. Rest easy.
Semper Fi.
Damon Beat and Family
Sep 27, 2019
Phillip- May our Heavenly father embrace your family during this difficult time. Thank you for your service and dedication to protecting our freedoms. I wish we could have done more for you as you did for us. God bless.
Kathy Chyzy
Sep 27, 2019
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Victoria Keesee Halstead
Sep 26, 2019
Linda my love and prayers go out to you and your family.I pray for peace during this time of heartbreak. Love Cousin Vickie
Mary Norman
Sep 26, 2019
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Semper Fi
Sep 26, 2019
Until Valhalla, brother.
Kayle Christian
Sep 26, 2019
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Sep 26, 2019
I am truly sorry for your loss. He was a brother I served with in Iraq, May God bless your family and give you the peace that passes all understanding. May God keep him close to us all less we never forget.
Vasilios Dianellos
Sep 25, 2019
RIP, Marine.

My deepest condolences to his family and his friends.

Semper Fi
Forest Oates
Sep 25, 2019
Scoggins, you were an incredibly nice man and a great Marine during the short time I knew you on Camp Pendleton. I will always remember you singing and smiling. I hope you are at peace and I will always remember you, honor your life, and keep your family in my prayers.

Semper Fidelis, Devil Dog.