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George Roy Skaggs

  • Grandad with Grandma and all the kids

    Grandad with Grandma and all the kids

George Roy Skaggs

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Raised: $315

Goal: $200

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My dad George Roy Skaggs was born February 14, 1940.  The son of Gifford and Maggie Skaggs.  2 sisters, Elizabeth and Emily, 2 brothers Hilary and Ernest.   He lived in Grayson County Kentucky his whole life.  He went to Clarkson School.  A member of the Clarkson Church of Christ.  He worked driving a semi in around Leitchfield, Cecelia, and Louisville.  He was a farmer and worked helping other farmers.  He retired from Johnsons Control in Louisville in 1995 and then went to  work for Miller and Hartman driving a truck and also for Crop Production, & Leitchfield Truck. He has spent his retirement years still working and keeping busy.  He was the caretaker for a local historical landmark and mowed a local golf course.  He married Betty Jane Carnes May 24th 1963.  They just celebrated 55 years together.  They have 2 daughters, Tami and Tara.  (son in laws-Bruce and Michael).  They have 4 grandchildren, Tessa, Grasen, Marinah, & Micah.  One grandson in law John and a great grandchild Lily.  His family and church were his past time.  He worked hard since he was a young boy.  Working and staying busy was what he did.  We celebrated his life on June 16th 2018 after he passed on the 13th.  Dad was told 3 1/2 weeks before he passed that he had pancreatic cancer.  We lost him very quick.  The only positive thing we can say is that he wasn't sick long and that he didn't have long to feel bad.  He had only felt bad for a little over a month and wanted to just wait it out.  He never had to really stop what he enjoyed.  We had those last few days to have him at home with all of us around him and we were able to tell him what a great man, christian, husband, dad, grandad he had been and he was in his window looking out over his farm and yard.  Pancreatic Cancer is a silent killer.  More needs to be done in screening so that this disease can be caught at earlier stages so more families can have hope.  Dad was our families Patriarch.  He will always be with us and greatly missed.  He be stilled in us the ability to be fighters and hard workers.  I don't want him to be remembered for his cancer but for the man he was.  But I want to help fight this cancer so that more people can conquer this disease.  

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