Alfred A. Scarberry Jr., 90, of Thurman, passed away, at 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, in the Holzer Medical Center. Born December 8, 1927, in Middleport, Ohio he was the son of the Late Alfred A. and Margaret Mae Gay Scarberry. He was a former Instructor at the University of Rio Grande, a former Principal at Middleport High School, a Guidance Director at Tipp City Schools, and he was a principle for the Gallia County Local Schools retiring from Addiville Elementary, and he also was a former board member for the Gallia County Guiding Hands. He also was a farmer and a member of the Gallipolis Eastern Start Chapter # 283, and a member of the Simpson United Methodist Church in Rio Grande. He served in the U.S. Army and was a WWII and the Korean Conflict Veteran.
Alfred married Emelyn W. Scarberry on February 12, 1955 in Liberty, Indiana and she preceded him in death on May 15, 2018.
He is survived by his four children, Peggy (Dave) Thomas, of Westerville, Oh., Bruce (Tami) Scarberry, of Thurman, Jennifer (Doug) Evans, of Gallipolis, and Amy Thornton, of Charleston, WV. Thirteen grandchildren, Erik (Joly) Fields, Madison, Miss., John (Holly) Fields, Fort Collins, CL., Natalie (Marc) Herdman, Lancaster, Oh., Andy (Tricia) Thomas, Upper Arlington, Oh., Sara Thomas, Powell, Oh., Samantha (Brent) Smith, Middleport, Shayne (Christina) Scarberry, Grove City, Oh., Jeremy (Jessyca) Barnett, Pomeroy, Oh., Angie (Leslie Klein) George, Pomeroy, Oh., Heather Johnson, Vinton, Oh., Karen (Josh) Skidmore, Thurman, Oh., Jacob (Sarah) Stump, St. Augustine, Fl., and Bobby (Angela) Shamblin, Chicago, Il. Twenty-one great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to his parents and wife, Alfred is preceded in death by his brothers, William Richard Scarberry and Henry “Hank” Scarberry, and a sister, Sarah Marcella Scarberry Stockman.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2018 in their Cremeens-King Funeral Home, Gallipolis, with Rev. Bob Powell officiating. Interment will follow in the Middleport Riverview Cemetery with full Military Honors provided by the Gallia County Funeral Detail Team. Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Alfred’s memory to the University of Rio Grande, PO Box 5000 Rio Grande, Ohio 45674. The Cremeens-King Funeral Home, Gallipolis is entrusted with the arrangements.