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JOHN C. "SKEEPIE"  SCARBOROUGH III

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“To Queen & family,My condolences on your loss. May warm memories sustaín you. ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Carolyn LaMay Smith George

“TO QUEEN AND THE FAMILY OF JAMES"SKIPPY" SCARBAROUGH III,MY SYMPATHY AND CONDOLENCES AT THE LOST OF YOUR LOVED ONE.SKIPPY WILL BE SORELY MISSED BY...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: arthur B Boyd Jr. MD

“Skeepie was truly a kind man. It's evident by all the kind things people remember him by. My cousin Queen LaVon was devoted to her husband and so...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Lorene Marable-Safavinia

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Cynthia A Hawley - Friend

“We are deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Mr. Scarborough. We will keep the family at the altar of prayer, asking God to give you comfort...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Anita Taylor - Coworker

“Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Cynthia A Hawley - Friend

“My deepest condolences to the family and friends of John. May you be comforted by our loving God during this very sad time, John 3:16. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“I sadden to hear the news of Mr. John Skeepie Scarborough III. The one thing that I will always remember is that he would always greet you with a...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Tara Glasper - Durham, NC

“I was saddened to hear of Skeepie's passing. What struck me most about him was his willingness to go out of his way to help another. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Theodore Brooks, DDS, MPH - NC

“I was saddened to hear of Skeepie's passing. What struck me most about him was his willingness to go out of his way to help another. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Theodore Brooks, DDS, MPH - NC


JOHN C. "SKEEPIE" SCARBOROUGH III of Durham, NC died November 7, 2020 at the age of 83. A fourth-generation funeral director for over 60 years, he was CEO and president of the Scarborough & Hargett Celebration of Life Center, Inc. A graduate of the Eckels College of Mortuary Science, he was president of the National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association in 1982 and in 1968, he became the youngest individual ever elected as "Lay Member" by the association. Skeepie was the first African American to serve on the State of North Carolina Ambulance Board.