Rev. Truman C. Skaggs

Born: Sun., Mar. 4, 1928
Died: Sun., Apr. 9, 2017


Visitation

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Apr. 13, 2017
Location: Wards Funeral Home


Funeral Service

2:00 PM Fri., Apr. 14, 2017
Location: Wards Funeral Home


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Mission Accomplished! Rev. Truman Collier Skaggs age 89 of Gainesville went to be with the Lord on April 9, 2017, after an extended illness. He was born in Russellville, Kentucky, on March 4, 1928. He accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior when he was 8 years old. He served as a southern Baptist minister and pastor for more than fifty years. Rev. Skaggs became pastor of Central Baptist Church, Main Street, Gainesville, GA in 1978, and served the church until his retirement in April 1993. Rev. Skaggs was a member of Central Baptist Church.

During his ministry, Rev. Skaggs served as pastor of the following churches: Melissa Church, Texas, Malakoff Baptist Church, Texas; Lodi Baptist Church, California; Rio Vista Baptist Church, California; Pasadina Baptist Church, California; Central Baptist Church, Phoenix, Arizona; Antioch Baptist, Carrollton, GA; and Central Baptist Church, Gainesville, GA, for fourteen years.

Rev. Skaggs was preceded in death by his dear wife, Dorothy Dean Skaggs, his father, The Rev. S.T. Skaggs, mother, Verna Skaggs; step-mother, Mary Lou Skaggs; step-brother, Charles Skaggs; two sons, Tommy, infant, and Sammy Dean Skaggs.

He is survived by son, Jody Don Skaggs, Gainesville, two grandchildren, Blake Collier Skaggs and family, Carrolton, GA, and Samantha Skaggs, Chicago, Illinois.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday April 14, 2017 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Earl Pirkle will officiate. Interment will follow at Alta Vista Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be made online at wardsfh.com Ward’s Funeral Home 758 Main Street S.W. Gainesville in charge of arrangements.


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EDWARD,JUDY PATRICK
   Posted Mon April 10, 2017
DEAR SKAGGS FAMILY,
SO VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.WE LOVED TRUMAN VERY MUCH.HE BAPTIZED MY MOTHER,HUSBAND AND I AT CENTRAL BAPTIST CHURCH.WE LOVED TO HEAR HIM TELL STORIES OF HIM GROWING UP.VERY KIND AND CHRISTIAN MAN......GOD BLESS Y'ALL.....

Dave & Beverly Causey
   Posted Mon April 10, 2017
I only met Truman once when Sammy introduced us...
We understand Truman was a pastor and servant of God.
Our condolences to the family as they move on from this
time...

Nalda Marlow Otka
   Posted Tue April 11, 2017
Fond memories of Bro. Skaggs & of the time he spend at Antioch Baptist Church, Carrollton, Ga. I remember the family well and their visits to see my parents. My sympathy to the family. Sincerely, Nalda M. Otka

Don & Martha Elrod
   Posted Thu April 13, 2017
Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die."
My friend and my mentor has fought the good fight and is now experiencing the joys of that heavenly home he so often preached about. I'll see you soon Pastor.

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