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Leighlan Thomas “Tom” Skaggs Jr., age 84, of the Pikeview community near Magnolia, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2018, at The Medical Center in Bowling Green.
He was an Army Veteran; a member of Friendship #1 Baptist Church in Hart County and retired from the maintenance department at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace in Hodgenville.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Rita Gayle Skaggs; his parents, Leighlan Thomas and Mary Druen Skaggs and his siblings, Howard Skaggs, Naomi Bailey, Doris Bailey and William “Buzzy” Skaggs.
He is survived by his wife, Hazel Kessler Skaggs; a daughter, Janet Skaggs Meredith of Magnolia; a grandson, Bryan Meredith of Clarkson; a sister, Faydell Nunn of Magnolia and his sisters-in-law, Lucille Skaggs, Bernice Talley, Sue Sydnor, Patsy Hart and Merial Kessler.
Funeral services will be held at 1 PM (ET), Monday, July 23, 2018, at Dixon-Rogers Funeral Home in Magnolia with Rev. Gary Talley officiating. Burial will follow in the Pikeview Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 PM (ET) Sunday and after 9 AM (ET), Monday at the funeral home.