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Rhodem E. Skaggs, Taylor County, KY (1922-2014)

He was a US Army veteran of World War II, and a recipient of the Purple Heart. He will be accorded full milltary honors by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard at interment rites. He was a Green County, KY, native, a former resident of Taylor County, KY, and a resident of Fayette County, KY, at the time of his death. He was a retired carpenter, farmer and employee of Campbellsville Industries and a member of Mt. Roberts Baptist Church. He was the widower of Agatha Allen Skaggs. He leaves 5 direct living descendants
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Rhodem E. Skaggs, age 91, formerly of Campbellsville, KY, died Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Lexington, KY.

Funeral services will be at 10:00amCT/11:00amET, Monday, April 21, 2014 at the Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home, 503 E Main Street, Campbellsville, KY, with burial to follow at Campbellsville Memorial Gardens, 700 Old US 68, Campbellsville, KY, with full military honors by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard. The family requests visitation from 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET, Sunday, April 20, 2014, at the Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home.


Rhodem E. Skaggs, Taylor County, KY (1922-2014)


Rhodem was born Sunday, September 10, 1922 in Green County, KY. He was the son of the late Lucian and Mildred Edrington Skaggs. He died Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Lexington, Fayette County, KY, at the age of 91 years, 7 months, and 7 days.

He was a retired carpenter, farmer and employee of Campbellsville Industries and a member of Mt. Roberts Baptist Church. He served in the US Army during World War II and was a Purple Heart recipient.

Besides his wife, Agatha Allen Skaggs, he was preceded in death by a brother, Odell Skaggs and a sister, Aileen Skaggs.

He is survived by the following:
  • His daughters: Brenda Philpott and Linda Collins and her husband Greg of Campbellsville, KY; and Wilma Jones, of Anderson, SC

  • His grandsons: Patrick Philpott and his wife, Yui of Denver, Co and Travis Collins and his wife, Allyson of Indianapolis, IN.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Senior Living Ministries, Inc. c/o Bluegrass Way and can be made at the funeral home.

Send a condolence to the family of Rhodem E. Skaggs

Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home, 503 E Main Street, Campbellsville, KY, in charge of arrangements.


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