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Melvin Wayne Skaggs
January 7, 1952 ~ November 2, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old
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Melvin Wayne Skaggs, of Campbellsville, the son of the late Hartley Skaggs and Bertie White Skaggs, was born January 7, 1952, in Greensburg, KY, and departed this life on Thursday, November 2, 2023, at Norton Hospital in Louisville. He was 71 years of age.
Melvin professed faith in Christ and was a member of the Mt. Roberts Baptist Church. He was a woodworker by trade and enjoyed guns, and warplanes, and loved history. Melvin had also served his country in the United States Army Reserves.
He is survived by his wife, Gwendolyn “Gwen” Skaggs, having united in marriage on October 5, 1973, and recently celebrated fifty wonderful years together.
He is also survived by two daughters: Shannon Graham and husband Mike of Campbellsville, and Emily Hatfield and husband Ryan of Virginia Beach, VA.
Six grandchildren: Abigayle Graham, Shelby Graham, Silas Hatfield, Neva Hatfield, Julie Hatfield, and Mattie Hatfield.
Also, two brothers and one sister: George Skaggs and wife Wanda of Greensburg, Jerry Skaggs of Campbellsville, and Sharry Daniel and husband James of North Carolina. One sister-in-law: Beverley Skaggs of Campbellsville along with a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother: James “Jimmy” Skaggs.
The funeral service for Melvin Wayne Skaggs will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, November 7, 2023, in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home 1765 New Columbia Road Campbellsville, KY with burial to follow in the Wilson Cemetery in Gabe.
Bro. John Stilts will officiate.
The family has requested visitation from 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. on Monday, November 6, 2023, at the L. R. Petty Funeral Home.
Pallbearers: Ryan Hatfield, Mike Graham, Silas Hatfield, Joey Houk, Robbie Price, and James Daniel.
Honorary Pallbearers: Bob Milby, Therman Anderson, Larry Coomer, and Bruce Hawkins
Memorials are suggested to be donations to Operation Christmas Child and can be made at the funeral home or at the following link: