John Paul Scarbrough, age 60, was born on Sept. 19, 1953, in Compton, Calif., and passed away on Nov. 11, 2013 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

John was the son of John A. and Melva M. (Schulte) Scarbrough. On April 11, 1981 he married Joan Harer.

John served in the U.S. Marine Corps, worked in the oil field early in life and later worked for the City of Pratt and Pratt County, and most recently worked as a security guard. John was a member of the American Legion.

He is survived by his wife, Joan; two sons, Craig (Stephanie) of Hutchinson, and Steven (Maria) of Thornton, Colo; a brother, Jerry (Cindy) of Minneapolis, Kan.; and a sister, Cathy (Rick) Neuburger of Pratt; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial can be made to Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care, 825 E. Pikes Peak Avenue, Ste. #600, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be left at