Howell King Scroggins (’52)

Howell King Scroggins of Tomball, Texas went home to be with his Lord on June 17, 2021 at the age of 94. He was born May 22,1927 in Houston, Texas and grew up in the Houston area known as Harrisburg. He enjoyed childhood summers with family in Waller, Texas and loved country life through all his years. He graduated from Milby High School, class of 1944, and served in the US Navy at the conclusion of and following WWII. Howell married the love of his life, Eda Sue May on June 8, 1951. He graduated from the University of Houston in 1952 with a degree in electrical engineering. The family enjoyed their early years living in Waller where Howdy, as he was known to many, pursued his weekend passions for gardening, tractors and caring for the land. They later moved to the Oak Forest area of Houston, joining Garden Oaks Baptist Church where Howell was ordained as deacon in 1981. Upon retirement, the couple relocated to Tomball and became part of the 1st Baptist Tomball family. Howell was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years Eda Sue Scroggins; his parents Anita and Gilbert Miller and his sister Jean Cunningham and husband Allen. He is survived by his sister Joy Nicoll and husband Harold; daughters Susan George and husband Robert, and Karen Staggers; son David Scroggins and wife Blanca; 8 grandchildren, Kelly Welling and husband Glenn, Katy George and husband Jeff, Laura Westfall and husband Ethan, Ann Gill and husband Micah, Elizabeth Staggers, Chase Staggers, Joseph Scroggins and Jonathan Scroggins; 10 great grandchildren, Robert, Nicholas, Caroline, and Reid Welling, Caleb, Luke and Lily Cunningham, Graham and Charlie Gill, and Wyatt Westfall; and many other extended family members. Howell was a loving husband, father, son, brother, Grandpa, Great Grandpa and friend. He was known for his wisdom, love of gardening, mechanical ability, advanced Bible study and sense of humor. Howell loved his Lord and served him by teaching various age Bible study classes and giving generously to various mission causes. He knew something about almost everything and he never forgot something he had learned. He loved his wife and they were a wonderful example of a Christ centered marriage. He loved his family and was eager to keep up with what each one was doing. One of his final questions before his death was “How are all the kids?” The promise of the latest great grandson kept him going and was realized just hours before his death. He loved his friends from all phases of his life and loved to tell stories about them. Following a private graveside service, there will be a memorial service for family and friends on Tuesday June 22nd at 2:00 pm at Spring Baptist Church-Klein Campus, 21825 Bridgestone Lane, Spring 77388. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to Back to the Bible Ministries (, a ministry he faithfully supported. The family wishes to thank all of his care givers and appreciates all the prayers we have felt during this time. Howell would challenge us with these words from Philippians 1:27, “Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in the one Spirit, striving together as of one faith …”

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