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William F. Skaggs

William F. Skaggs

   William Franklin Skaggs, age 57 of Edina, Missouri, died Wednesday June 13, 2007, at the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri.

   He was born March 31, 1950, at Kirksville, Missouri the son of Leon Wayne and Paul Ann Carlyle Skaggs. 

   Surviving are his mother Paul Ann Lynn of Edina, Missouri, two sons, Kevin Wayne Skaggs and wife Diana and Shane Allen Skaggs both of Kirksville, Missouri, one granddaughter Erial Stutsman and two step-grandchildren, Anthony Chambers and Timothy Garrett of Kirksville, Missouri, and one step-sister Denise Brown and husband Ricky of Gibbs, Missouri.

   Mr. Skaggs was preceded in death by his father, one brother Robert Leon Skaggs and one sister Nancy Ann Bleything.

   William received his education at Brashear, Missouri.  He served his country in the United States Navy.  William was employed with the Florsheim Shoe Factory in Kirksville, Missouri for twenty-seven years.  He enjoyed working on cars, going to the races with his children at Memphis, Missouri and Knoxville, Iowa, music and spending time with his children and his many friends. 

   A memorial service was held 2 p.m. Saturday June 16, 2007, at the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, Missouri.  The Reverend Allen Davidson officiated the services.  Military rites were held during the memorial service by Knox County Memorial Post #4822 and the Cyril A. Graham American Legion Post #261.

   Burial was in the Highland Park Cemetery in Kirksville. 

   Expressions of sympathy in memory of William Franklin Skaggs may be made to the William F. Skaggs memorial fund.  Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, Missouri 63537.   Expressions of sympathy may also be e-mailed to