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Robert Skaggs

April 13, 1932 — January 17, 2017

Mr. Robert David Skaggs of Campbellsville was born on April 13, 1932 to the late Robert Earl and Mattie Frances (Matherly) Skaggs. He departed this life on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at his home, being 84 years, 9 months, and 4 days of age. Mr. Skaggs professed faith in Christ and was a member of Mt. Roberts Baptist Church. He was a carpenter and farmer, and found contentment living a simple and honest life. As a young man, he answered the call to duty and served his country honorably in the United States Army. His life of service to others would continue throughout his years, and in 1983, he was recognized and commissioned a Kentucky Colonel.

He leaves to cherish his memory:

Two children: Trent Skaggs and wife Dana of Eastview, KY, and Holly Quinn and husband Ricky of Campbellsville,

Two sisters: Helen Brown and Margaret Durham, both of Campbellsville,

Six grandchildren: Brett Skaggs and fiancé Brandie Holt of Campbellsville, Blake McGrew of Eastview, Dylan Skaggs and wife Brittany of Campbellsville, Levi Skaggs of Eastview, Amanda Mackin and husband Kevin of Campbellsville, and Alex Quinn and wife Edlynn of Campbellsville,

Six great-grandchildren: Riley Skaggs, Emerson Skaggs, Levi Mackin, Brooke Mackin, Aidan Phillips, and Boston Quinn,

A caring neighbor: Penny Cook,

And a host of other family and close friends.

He was also preceded in death by six siblings: Ruby Miller, J.T. Skaggs, Albert Skaggs, Arlene Milby, Anna Mary Skaggs, and Mabel Sullivan.

There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mr. Skaggs on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 12:00 PM EST in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY. Bro. Drew Underwood will be officiating. Interment will follow in the Campbellsville Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 3878 Greensburg Rd, Campbellsville, KY. Full military honors will be conducted by the Adair County VFW Post 6097.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, January 20, from 5:00-8:00 PM EST.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in the form of donations to the Honor Guard or the Disabled American Veterans. Those can be made in person at the funeral home, or online through the "How Can I Help" tab on the front page of this site.

Service Details

Saturday, January 21st, 2017 12:00pm, LR Petty Funeral Home & Cremation Servce

Interment Details

Campbellsville Memorial Gardens

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