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Ricky Lee Skaggs

Ricky Lee Skaggs, age 61, of New Boston, went to be with the Lord Saturday, May 4, 2019 at SOMC in Portsmouth.  He was born July 30, 1957 in Portsmouth to Franklin Delano and Wilma (Munn) Skaggs.  Ricky was a 1977 graduate of Glenwood High School and served his country honorably in the U.S. Marines from 1977 – 1986.  He worked as an over-the-road truck driver from 1986-2004 and served as a nondenominational pastor.  He enjoyed his membership with the American Legion, Post #23 out of Portsmouth.  Ricky was a NASCAR fan, enjoyed fishing, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his mother, Wilma Jean Skaggs of New Boston; wife, Peggy Skaggs; daughters, Carmen (Jeffry) Wadkins of Washington Courthouse, Hollie Skaggs-Shepherd (Ryan Shepherd) of New Boston; brother, Michael (Billie) Skaggs of Huntington, WV; sister, Lisa (Mark) Robinson of Minford; three grandchildren, Ricky Ryan Shepherd, Kayla Shepherd, and Lucas “Nugget” Wadkins.  He was preceded in death by his father, Franklin, and sister, Wilma Delaine Skaggs.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at D.W. SWICK-NELSON FUNERAL HOME in New Boston with Pastor Mike Skaggs officiating.  Friends may call from 1 – 2 p.m. prior to the service.  Fond memories of Ricky and expressions of condolence may be shared at

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