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Obituary for Edward Skaggs

Edward Oland Skaggs age 83 of Mt. Olive died August 7, 2018. He was born September 2, 1934 at Mt. Olive and he was the son of the late Carl and Ruth Craze Skaggs. He was also preceded in death by his sister Betty Fox.

He was owner of Skaggs Enterprises and worked his whole career in mine equipment rebuild and through the years he taught and mentored many young people in his profession. Eddie was a Christian and a member of Ida Missionary Baptist Church at Bentree and a former Gideon and a veteran of the US Army.

Surviving: wife June Morton Skaggs; sisters Carol James of McKinney, TX and Donna Petry and her husband Jay of Cannelton and many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday at the Hughes Creek Community Church at Hugheston with Rev. Larry Skaggs, Rev. Jeff Floyd and Pastor Craig Petry officiating. Burial will follow in Montgomery Memorial Park at London with military honors. Friends may call on Sunday two hours prior to service at the church. O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery is in charge of arrangements where expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com

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