William R. Rust Funeral Home Hodgenville Chapel
612 North Lincoln Blvd.
270-358-3552 / Fax 270-358-3253
Ernest Brown Skaggs, 94, of Buffalo went home to be with the Lord Sunday January 2, 2022, at his residence.
Ernest was a native of Larue County born November 14, 1927.
Ernest was a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church since 1960, he served as a Deacon. Ernest was drafted shortly after his 18th birthday in 1945 and as he put it “I registered on my birthday and a few days later when Dad went to the store to pick up mail he came home with the draft letter.”
After serving his military time, he got his first job as a delivery driver for Ferrill Wholesale in Buffalo. Sometime later he was hired as a Louisville city bus driver and moved to Louisville. After 4 years of driving bus routes, he took a job driving a semi-truck making trips to the Carolinas, Texas, and even California while working for a couple of different companies. It was during that time that he moved his family back to Buffalo to a small farm where he raised beef cattle and several crops along with making those truck trips across the country. He later took a driving job with Bault Oil delivering diesel and heating fuel locally before ending his truck driving career.
Ernest was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Angela Yvonne Skaggs, his parents, Walter and Cora Howell Skaggs, a daughter, Brenda Gayle Skaggs, two sisters, Jane Abell, and Alene DeSpain.
He is survived by two sons, Wayne (Debbie ) Skaggs, and Ron Skaggs, grandchildren, Michael Keith (Shanna) Skaggs, Julia (Troy) Percefull, Thomas (Dawn) Russo and great-grandchildren, Madeline Skaggs, Nicholas Kabalen, Caedmon Russo and Aidan Russo, and a host nieces, nephews, and friends. He loved them all and will be missed so deeply by his family and friends.
Funeral services for Ernest Brown Skaggs will be held Wednesday January 5, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at the William R. Rust Funeral Home Hodgenville Chapel, with Brother Billy Whitlock, officiating, with burial to follow in the Mt. Tabor Church Cemetery in Buffalo.
Visitation for Ernest Brown Skaggs will be held Wednesday January 5, 2022 from 10 a.m. until time of service at 1:00 at the funeral home.
Family request mask be worn.
William R. Rust Funeral Home Hodgenville Chapel 612 N. Lincoln Blvd Hodgenville Kentucky 42748 is in charge of arrangements.