A military memorial service for Jerry Skaggs, age 69 of Sulphur Springs, Texas, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 9, 2022, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Jonathan McGraw officiating. There will be no formal visitation. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Troy Ewton, Jerry Gillispie, Willie Sanchez, Thomas Funderburk, Cort Alford and Kendrick Mosley. Mr. Skaggs passed away on May 5, 2022, in Tyler, Texas.
Jerry Mack was born on June 26, 1952, in Commerce, Texas to Willard Elbert and Eula Faye (Quisenberry) Skaggs. He married his best friend on May 28, 1978, in Carthage, Texas. Mr. Skaggs proudly served as a Lance Corporal in the United States Marine Corps. Following his fulfillment in the service, he was a truck driver for many years. Throughout his lifetime, he was able to visit all 50 states and 6 countries. He was a jack of all trades with odd jobs after retirement. Jerry was an avid fisherman that loved nature and outdoors. He loved to travel but the Rocky Mountains was his all-time favorite. He will be remembered by many friends at their Bingo family. He loved his bingo. He was an active member of the VFW.
Jerry may have had a harsh marine tone, but there wasn’t anything he wouldn’t and didn’t do for his family. His grandchildren and great grandchildren were his one weakness. He would turn heaven and earth for them. He was so proud. He will be missed so much but will always be loved and remembered.
Mr. Skaggs is survived by his wife, Patsy of Sulphur Springs; sons, Jeremey Skaggs and wife, Michelle, of Sulphur Springs, and Billy Pack and wife, Sherri, of Kilgore, Robert Pack of Las Cruces, NM; granddaughters, Megan Glover, Mikala Rogers, Hannah Alford and husband Cort, Beth Watson and husband Luke, Jennifer Hudson and husband Richard, and Melissa Pack and partner Faustino Gonzales; great-grandchildren, Stetsyn Sanchez, Macelyn Sanchez, Alexis Sanchez, Jordan Sanchez, Keith Alford, Aulbree Watson, Brayden Splawn, Jenice Hudson, Bryleigh Hudson, Charlei Hudson, Maisley Hudson, and Xayden Pack Gonzales; siblings, Ricky Dean Skaggs and wife Jacquline, William Terry Skaggs and wife Connie, and Willard Wade Skaggs; plus numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. Skaggs was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Vicki Severance; and brothers, Kenneth Lynn Skaggs and Eldridge Eugene Ewton.
Arrangements under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.
The online register can be signed at www.murrayorwosky.com