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On Monday, August 24, 2020, Ralph Edwin Scogin passed away peacefully at his home in Thayer, Missouri at the age of 69.  While we are deeply saddened to lose him in this life, we are thankful he laid down to rest on earth, and woke up in Heaven with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Ralph was a pastor and dedicated his life to spreading the Gospel and serving others continually.  He was a loving and nurturing husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother, great grandfather and friend.  He will be deeply missed by many. To know him was to be blessed by him.  His children and grandchildren brought him great joy in this life.  He truly cherished all of the precious memories he had with family.

Ralph was preceded in death by his mother, Marjorie Hoy-Scogin; his father, Emory Scogin; his sister, Opal Scogin;and his son, Daniel Ray Scogin.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 46 years, Cheryl Ann Scogin; his daughters, Sarah Elizabeth Bottarel (Francis), Bethany Lynne Jasper (Steve), Kimberly Joy Poulette (Garrett) and Carrie Sue Scogin-Wiggs (Nicholas); eighteen grandchildren, Carissa, Brianna, Devon, Chandler, Aaron and Andrew (Bethany), Lexi, Levi, Bella, Brandon, Karla, Byron and Berta (Kimberly),  Hannah and Nathaniel (Sarah), Zane, Lainey, Tristan, Ava June and Jude (Carrie); two great grandchildren, Ezra (Devon) and Lucas (Aaron); one sister-in-law, Bonnie Hilbert; two sisters, Jan Rodgers (Fred) and Elva Cox (Tom); two brothers, Arnold Scogin and Allen Scogin; many nieces and nephews; other relatives; and countless friends.

Ralph served for many years as a pastor for the Koshkonong Assembly of God.  Before moving to Missouri, he was the pastor of the Assembly of God Church in Owensville Indiana.  He was the current pastor of Grand Gulf Shiloh Church in Thayer, Missouri.  By trade, he worked in industrial and electrical maintenance.  He spent many years teaching at ITT Technical Institute.  He was also a landlord and very skilled in being the “fixer of all things” for his family and friends.  He enjoyed fishing, coin collecting and being a servant of Christ to the community.  He will truly be missed by his family, friends and the community in which he lived.

Funeral services for Ralph E. Scogin will be held on Wednesday, September 2, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  at Carter Funeral Home in Thayer, Missouri.

Burial will be on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 in the Riverside Cemetery in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer, Missouri.

Honoring what would have been his 70th birthday, there will be a Celebration of Life Service at the Riverside Cemetery on September 30, 2020 at 11:30 a.m.

All family and friends are invited to help remember the life of Ralph Scogin.



  1. Donna & Doyl;e Fink
    August 31, 2020 @ 11:02 am

    We send prayers of comfort to the family of Bro Scogin. He was a soldier of God and will be missed by all who knew him.


  2. Carroll McDonnell
    August 31, 2020 @ 8:00 pm

    I am so sorry you loss your dad so suddenly. I hope your mom can pull thru. I am really sorry Tom had an appointment in Poplar Bluff tomorrow. Now that we moved from Thayer to Gainesville it is a long trip. At our age it is hard on us. God Bless you. Tom and Carroll McDonnell


  3. Jan and Elva "Marie"
    August 31, 2020 @ 10:13 pm

    My brother Ralph was loved by his sisters and his family. Ralph loved the congregation of his church that he pastored, Grand Gulf Shiloh Church. He was a licensed Assembly of God minister for many years. He Loved the Lord and last Sunday heard his Savior say well done thou good and faithful servant welcome home ! He will be missed by all. Until we meet again we LOVE you.


  4. Cheryl Adams
    August 31, 2020 @ 10:26 pm

    Sister Cheryl, the Families of Rev. Loyd “Bud” Adams is saddened by Brother Ralph’s passing from this cruel world but celebrate his new life. I know Dad and Ralph are rejoicing in awe of our Lord. May Jesus grant you peace.


  5. Elva Cox
    September 1, 2020 @ 5:46 am

    My brother will be missed not only by his family but by the good people of Grand Gulf Shiloh Church where he was pastor. At an early age Ralph was called to minister the gospel. After Seminary school he became a license minister of the Assembly of God. Last week after laboring for the kingdom many years the Lord said to him welcome home thou good and faithful servant!


  6. Bruce Washburn
    September 1, 2020 @ 8:54 am

    Even though here in this world we are saddened by this loss of a great man. Heaven has gained a faithful warrior into it’s realms. Our prayers and thoughts go out to the family during this time. May peace and love be felt among Ralph’s family right now.


  7. Janet & Calvin Bowers
    September 2, 2020 @ 8:50 am

    We are so sad for your loss but he’s rejoicing in heaven now. It’s wonderful that all of can go to meet him some day. I never saw Ralph without a smile on his face. Love and prayers to all of you.


  8. Elizabeth Hurtt
    September 2, 2020 @ 12:23 pm

    Cheryl and family, we are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for comfort and strength during this difficult time.


  9. Nancy
    September 6, 2020 @ 8:03 pm

    So sorry to hear this news. Ralph came and spent a few hours with me and my husband three weekends ago. He blessed and prayed at our home with his feirce prayer and talked with us. I feel so grateful to have had that last time with Ralph. He married us as well and we will miss him very much. He was a great soul on Earth . Prayers and strength to Cheryl and his family. Mark and Nancy


  10. Greg and Debbie Nissen
    September 15, 2020 @ 2:36 pm

    We’re very sad to hear about Bro. Ralph’s passing but rejoice with him that he’s home with Jesus. Love and prayers for Cheryl and the family. We are very sorry for your loss and pray for strength and comfort in the coming days. Love, Greg and Debbie Nissen


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