Nyle Skaggs

Nyle Stanley Skaggs

January 15, 1936 - July 11, 2018


Nyle Stanley Skaggs, 82, of Wooster finished his earthly course on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at home after a brief illness with pancreatic cancer.

Nyle was born Jan. 15, 1936 in Edmond, WV to the late Weston and Eva (Holliday) Skaggs and was raised by his father and step-mother, Lorena after his mother’s early death.   He served in the U.S. Navy from 1956 – 1958 and married the former Janice Swartz on July 20, 1957 while serving in the Navy.  Together he and Jan shared over 60 wonderful years together.  He retired in 1996 from Rubbermaid Inc. after 36 years of service and later transported Amish in the Fredericksburg area for 20 years.  A resident of Fredericksburg most of his life, he had served on the Fredericksburg Town Council and was a member and past president of the Fredericksburg Ruritan.  Nyle enjoyed woodworking and doing landscaping and yard work and together he and Jan enjoyed traveling, attending church and spending time with their family. Nyle attended NorthLife Baptist Church in Wooster and as a faithful follower of Christ, he set a consistent example for his family of remaining true to his Lord and Savior and to His Word to the very end of his life.

Surviving are his wife, Jan; sons and daughters-in-law, Steven and Cindy Skaggs of Greenville, SC, Keith and Diana Skaggs of Rio Rancho, NM , Eric and Aimee Skaggs of Wooster and Joel and Betsy Skaggs of Wooster; 16 grandchildren, Matthew, Benjamin (Allison), Kristie, Jason, Caleb, Weston (Amy), Bethany, Seth, Irina, Jonah, Daniel, Lindsey, Lauren, Luke, Caitlin and Maggie; 2 great-grandchildren, Paisley and Boaz; a brother, Leo Skaggs of Huntington, WV and a sister, Karen Johnson of League City, TX.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Edwin and an infant brother.

Services will be Monday, July 16th at 11:00 a.m. at NorthLIfe Baptist Church, 2437 Back Orrville Rd., Wooster with Pastors Tom Nye and Harley Snode officiating.  Burial will be in Fredericksburg East Cemetery.  Friends may call Sunday from 2-5 p.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Fredericksburg.  Tributes may be shared at www.Murray-Funeral-Home.com Memorial contributions may be made to LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.  “I have fought the good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:7-8. 

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Name: Margie/Pat

 Eric and Aimee

So sorry for your loss.. but what a blessing that your dad loved the Lord and is now in heaven. Come Lord Jesus! Pat and I's prayers are with you and the family in the hard days ahead 


Name: Steve & Pam Soudry

 Dear Jan & family,

We are so sorry for your loss.  Nyle was such a wonderful example of Christ.  We have fond memories with all of you, and know that Nyle will be greatly missed.  We are praying for you as you are going through this difficult time.  We love you all.  We will not be able to attend the calling hours, as we will be taking the Rebert boys back to VA.  Love, Steve & Pam 


Name: Gene and Dawn McLaughlin

Dear Jan,
Gene and I are sorry to read about the loss of Nyle. We sure appreciated the two of you and are forever glad we met you and got to know you both just a little bit. I don't have your address anymore and we moved to Missouri back in 2015.
You are in our thoughts and prayers and memories too!
Take care Jan.
God Bless,
Dawn & Gene McLaughlin 


Name: Beth Vincent Farrace

So sorry to hear of Nyle's passing.  Mom so loved coming to visit with all of you. 



Name: Mike and Carol Cline

Dear Jan and family,
We were blessed to meet you and your beloved Nyle last Spring at Charity Baptist Church when you visited your family in NM.  We send our love and deepest sympathy. May the God of all comfort and peace carry you through your time of sorrow.  "You will make known to me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; in Your right hand there are pleasures forever" Psalm 16:11.                     Grace to you, and peace in Jesus Christ.                Mike and Carol Cline           Rio Rancho, NM



Name: Jason and Jennifer Walker

What a great testimony his life was before the Lord.  We pray for comfort and peace for the family.


Name: Kim Ramsier

Dear Jan and Family,
I regret that I was out of town during the services. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Nyle. I have fond memories of you and your family when we all attended West Hill. What a joyous reunion we all will have one day!  My prayers are with you in the days ahead.












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