Paul Lester Obituary, Death – Paul Lester Scruggs Sr., who had lived in Ashland all of his life and had reached the age of 89 when he passed away on September 7, 2022. Paul was born in the year 1932 in the city of Scottsville, which is located in Virginia. He was a member of the United States Marine Corps and did his duty for our country throughout the Korean War, which took place from 1950 to 1952 and lasted for a total of four years. Before Paul decided to take advantage of the opportunity to retire, he spent a substantial number of years giving back to his community in the role of Maintenance Supervisor at the Ashland Convalescent Center. In addition to this, Paul spent a sizeable portion of his life ministering at the First Baptist Church in Ashland.
Paul was the proud owner of several vintage automobiles, the first of which was a Model T that he had painstakingly reconditioned himself. It was a lot of fun for him to take part in parades and other community activities where he could display his automobiles, and he did this quite frequently. He was well known in the Ashland neighborhood, and he enjoyed engaging in mercantile operations at yard sales and attending breakfast get-togethers with “The Old Timers” at several restaurants in the area. In addition, he lived in a house that had been in his family for generations. He was well-known for his ability to keep everyone around him entertained at all times with jokes and pranks, and he worked hard to maintain this reputation.
Serving his country was a privilege for him, and he was a proud lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post located in Mechanicsville. His wife, Betty R. Scruggs, his children Paula L. Winkis (Edward) and Paul “Les” Scruggs II, his grandchildren Tre Scruggs, Kali Halterman, Alex Winkis, and Aiden Winkis, and his great-grandchildren, as well as his brother, Boyd E. Scruggs Jr., are the only surviving members of his family to carry on his legacy. His great-grandchildren include Aiden Winki