Donnie Scoggin was raised in Ellisville, Mississippi where he attended Ellisville Elementary and South Jones High School. While at South Jones High School, he enjoyed being a part of the show choir and FFA. Donnie grew up on a small farm, where he actively participated in the care of the horses and cattle. He learned how to garden and care for the land. Donnie was an active member of the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 10 in Ellisville, earning the high rank of Eagle Scout.
Education: Donnie received an Associate of Arts degree and an Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Jones County Junior College. He attended The University of Southern Mississippi where he received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing. He later continued his education at the University for Women, receiving his Masters of Science degree in Nursing and ultimately becoming certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
Family: Donnie is married to Donna Grantham Scoggin, his high school sweetheart and they have two sons. Darren Scoggin is married to Sarah Jones Scoggin, and they have two wonderful daughters, Julie and Laura. Daniel Scoggin is married to Hayley Owens Scoggin, and they have a precious little girl, Story.
Work Experience: Donnie has been employed with South Central Regional Medical Center (SCRMC) for over 35 years. Some of his work experience includes that of Orderly, Emergency Medical Technician with EM Serve, Emergency Room nurse, and Clinical Nurse Educator. He currently works as a Family Nurse Practitioner at SCRMC’s Ellisville Medical Clinic. He understands the issues and struggles faced by working individuals and issues related to the health care industry.
Community: Donnie served as a Boy Scouts of America (BSA) leader for Troop 10 in Ellisville for over 20 years, and currently serves on the Executive Board for the BSA Pine Burr Area Council. He is a member of the Jones County Economic Development Authority, is a past president of the Ellisville Rotary Club, and serves as an Auxiliary Deputy for the Jones County Sheriff’s Department. Donnie is an active member, choir member, and Deacon at the First Baptist Church of Ellisville.