MOORESVILLE Chester Lyle Scruggs, 87, of Mooresville, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Genesis Healthcare in Mooresville. He was born Dec. 5, 1931, in Java, Va., to the late Chester Irvin Scruggs and Evelyn Ferguson Scruggs. Mr. Scruggs was educated in Rowan County Schools after moving to Spencer, at the age of 9. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Korean War. Mr. Scruggs retired from Duke Power after 37 1/2 years of service. He enjoyed gardening, playing golf, hunting, coin collecting and Duke University basketball. He loved spending time with his family and his Duke Power retiree friends. Mr. Scruggs was a member of Mooresville Masonic Lodge #496, where he served as Master and as Treasurer for 18 years. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite Temple. Mr. Scruggs was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Mooresville. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Martha Copley Scruggs; son, Kevin Scruggs and wife, Laura, of Mooresville; and grandchildren, Kyle Scruggs of Boone, and Hannah Scruggs of Durham. The family will receive friends Saturday, May 25, from 12 to 1 p.m., with services following at 1 p.m., at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dave Keck officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 454 Fieldstone Rd., Mooresville, NC 28115; or Shriners Hospital for Children, c/o Oasis Shriners, 604 Doug Mayes Place, Charlotte, NC 28262. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Scruggs family. Condolences may be made to the family at

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