The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


May 1, 2013

Obituaries — Wednesday, May 1, 2013


Darrell E. Skaggs

God has chosen another one of his angels, Darrell Eugene Skaggs, 65, of  Dry Creek, passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2013, at the Raleigh Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center at Daniels, after a long illness with Renal Failure, Cancer, and Diabetes.

Darrell was born at Dry Creek, on September 14, 1947, to his parents the late Thomas “Bob” Skaggs  and Georgia Gunnoe Skaggs.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Clouny and Lucy Skaggs, Oatie and Nan Gunnoe, and his brother, Jackie on April 7, 2013, and several aunts, uncles and many friends.

Survivors are his sister, Mrs. Drema (Dean)  Bradford of Rock Creek, brothers, Donald Skaggs of St. Clairsville, Ohio, Robert (Anna) Skaggs of Dry Creek, Delbert (Judy) Gunnoe of Rock Creek,  Dean (Nina Sissy) Skaggs of Griffisville, W.Va. and Jackie’s widow Shirley Davis of Rock Creek.

Darrell was a great uncle to Travis, Jason, Mark, Oatie, Nicole, Jackie, Jody, Bridgette, Tina, Lisa, Thaddeus, Amanda, Missy, Marie, and all their families.

Darrell went to Marsh Fork High School at Montcoal, W.Va. Darrell got to do a few things in his life that he really enjoyed. He picked Cotton, Tabacco, and went to the Job Corps. Darrell loved to sit on his porch, and sit in his yard with his friends, chewing his Tabacco, smoking his pipe, and telling tall tales. On Friday’s he loved to ride the bus to Pettus Senior Citizen Center, and be with his friends there, playing Bingo. While being at the Raleigh Center he had several great friends, Charlie Sizemore she was always helping doing things for Darrell, and Wesley Summers who was Darrell’s roommate and best friend. Darrell was a special person who everyone loved. He never met a stranger. Darrell received Jesus Christ as his personal Savior in February 2012.

The family would like to say a special thanks to Raleigh Center and staff of Jan Care Transport Service Drivers, Ida Miller, Karri Owens, and Dennis Ramsey, and all the Doctors that he had,

Service will be 12 noon on Friday, May 3rd, 2013, at Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville, with the Rev. Danny Gilfilen officiating. Singers will be Norma Gunnoe and Danny Gilfilen. Burial will follow in Pettry Cemetery at Dry Creek.

Pallbearers will be Mark Skaggs, Travis and Jason Bradford, Amanda O’Neal, Jerry Jarrell. Honorary pallbearers will be David Howell, Quincy Asbury, Randy Ellis, Raymond Pettry, Dale Alderman, Danny Alderman, Paul Gunnoe and Phillip Bone.

Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.

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