Thomas A. Skaggs

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Thomas A. Skaggs, 66, of Galena, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. He was born on April 28, 1947, son of Clifford and Doris (Connor) Skaggs, in Kansas City. He graduated from Rogers (Ark.) High School in 1965 and then enlisted in the U.S. Marines. On June 12, 2008, he married Karla Evans in Eureka Springs, Ark., and she survives.

He was a tool machinist most of his life. Additional survivors include: two sons, Thomas Little, of Rogers, Ark., and Michael Skaggs, of Nixa; one daughter, Sunday Ellis, of Sallisaw, Okla.; four grandchildren; two brothers, John Skaggs, of Siloam Springs, Ark., and Patrick Skaggs, of Aurora; and two sisters, Karen Baker, of Charlottesville, Va., and Kathleen Skaggs, of Farmington, Ark. Memorial services were held Tuesday at the Aurora Baptist Temple, 1111 South Elliot, Aurora, with Pastor Nathan Burch officiating.

Burial will be at the Fayetteville National Cemetery, Fayetteville, Ark., at a later date.

Cremation arrangements were under the direction of the White Funeral Home and Crematory, Cassville.