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Thursday, February 20, 2020

C&S/DL Capt. Billy Ray Scaggs

Military veteran, C&S/DL Capt. Billy Ray Scaggs
August 12, 1926 - February 14, 2020

News has reached our group with the passing of Delta Golden Wings member retired C&S/Delta pilot Captain Billy Ray Scaggs, age 93.  Captain Scaggs joined Chicago & Southern Air Lines 06-19-1952 and retired with Delta Air Lines in 1986, based DFW his entire career.  Widowed in July of 2014 with the passing of his wife Patsy Sue, Captain Scaggs is survived by his son Max (Beverly), his grand- and great grandchildren, plus many other dear family members and friends.
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Perhaps the best contact for the family would be c/o son Max, and per whitepages listing:
2768 Cub Lake Drive, Loveland CO 80538-8401…. (970) 541 8888
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN 

Obituary………..Billy Ray Scaggs
Services have been scheduled for 10:00 A.M. Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 in the Leonard & Marker Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Bixby Cemetery with military honors provided by the United States Army.
Billy Ray Scaggs, retired Delta Airline pilot, went to be with the Lord on February 14, 2020, at age 93 in Loveland, Colorado. He was born August 12, 1926 in Collinsville, Oklahoma and graduated from Will Rodgers High School in 1946. He was a veteran of WWII and served in the Army Air Corp.
Bill first learned to fly in Tulsa, Oklahoma and soloed off Harvey Young Field, at age 17. After the war he was a flight instructor for Tulsa Flying Service and in 1951 worked as a flight instructor for the Air Force in Columbus, Mississippi, giving cadets basic training in the AT6.
In 1952, Bill went to work for Chicago and Southern Airline which later merged with Delta Airline. He flew for Delta for 34 years and retired as a Captain. During his life he logged over 29,000 hours of flight time in many types of aircraft.
Mr. Scaggs was preceded in death by and his wife of 63 years, Patsy Sue (Hodges) Scaggs, his parents Richard Raymond Scaggs and Agnes Stella (Blurton) Scaggs, his sister Alla May (Scaggs) Stanley and infant brother Blever Lee Scaggs.
He is survived by his son, Clarence Maxwell Scaggs and his wife Beverly Jean Scaggs, two grandchildren, Carrie Michelle (Scaggs) Cooke and her husband Brian Cooke, and Kyle Maxwell Scaggs. He has five great-grandchildren, Patrick Edward Cooke, Sean Michael Cooke, Kelly Maureen Cooke, Zane Maxwell Scaggs and Benjamin Herron Scaggs. Bill was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him.
Leonard & Marker Chapel
6521 E. 151st St. P.O. Box 266
Bixby, OK, 74008
Capt. Scaggs’ wife  Patsy Sue Hodges Scaggs was born on June 7, 1929 in Henryetta, Oklahoma. She passed away on July 23, 2014. Burial was at Bixby Cemetery attended by friends and family.

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