Michael B. Scarbrough, 75, died peacefully, Thursday, March 4, 2021 at Summer Breeze Senior Living.
Mike was born August 2, 1944 in Birmingham, Alabama. He later became Vice President of Marathon Construction in Norcross, Georgia. He moved to Tybee Island in 1992, where he and his wife, Iris, became owners of Lazaretto Creek Marina and created Captain Mike’s Dolphin Tours. He was a member of the Alee Temple Shriners, Tybee Island American Legion and attended St. Michael’s Catholic Church. His wife of 45 years, Iris Hembree Scarbrough preceded him in death.
Surviving are his son, Ken Sheppard (Rhonda) of Dallas, GA; daughters, Sandra Townsend (James) of Acworth, GA; Michelle Scarbrough of Douglasville, GA; Lisa Scarbrough of Guyton, GA; seven grandsons, Ricky, Brandon, Nick, Cody, Jared, Michael and Ian, and sister, Mary Hauge (Robert) of Ft. Walton Beach, Fl.
The family will have a private graveside service at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens with Msgr. P. James Costigan officiating.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
I only knew Mike for a few years as he was an outstanding individual as a person and in the community. He will be missed by everyone. I'm glad I was able to call him my friend.
- Catherine Laube, Savannah, GA
We are so very sorry to read of Mike’s passing. The blessing is that he is with Iris once again, and both are free from any pain. RIP, Captain Mike. Roland & Margie Shiver
- Margie Shiver, SAVANNAH, GA
We are so very sorry to hear of Mike's passing. He was a good friend and a wonderful person... Love and prayers to the family!
- Wesley Overstreet, SAVANNAH, Georgia
My condolences for a great man and friend. We all loved him from the American Legion, Tybee Island.
- Ron Vollmer, Tybee Island,GA, ga
Capt. Mike you will be missed. Praying for your family!
- Joe and Brenda Griffin, Tybee Island, GA
Captain Mike, you and Mrs Iris gave me my first deck mate job. Later on you signed my Time log so I could go to Captains School. I came home licensed. You, your wife and your staff changed my life. I was homeless and living in my car after an undiagnosed stroke. You gave me a job and a place to belong. I have a career now at the port. I can never thank you and Mrs Iris enough for devoting your lives to Lazaretto Creek. You both developed so many lives and probably never even gave yourselves any of the credit due. I will keep you both forever alive in my memory. Love you both and we will see each other again on the other side. Rest truly in peace.
- Jensen James , Savannah , Georgia
Lisa- I am so sorry for your loss. He and your Mom gave you so many wonderful coastal memories and built Low Country eco-tourism for us all. What a legacy to embrace when you are feeling down. Take care.
- Donna Antonucci , Savannah , GA
I’m so sorry to hear this. It’s always been our adventure every year to ride to see the dolphins the children looked forward to it so. Capt Mike was so nice and answered all the questions of the little ones. Tybee will never be the same. Prayers for the family. We are so Thankful for your family sharing your parents with us
- Webb, Swainsboro , Ga
Please let me know what I can.
- Melissa Smith, Savannah, GA
So sorry for your loss, he's a great guy and will be missed by all of us.
- Don Scott, Savannah, Georgia
I am Mike’s cousin. His mother was my father’s sister. I regret his death but he lived a life to celebrate. I have old photos of me, Mike and my brother Jimmy playing in Pratt City as children. Woody was Mike’s dog and he was always in the photos in our play. God’s sailor is reporting for duty. I miss you mike. I miss our past and think of it often.
- John B Sullivan Jr, Missoula, Montana
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel