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Bryan County, Oklahoma

Highland Park Cemetery
Durant, Oklahoma


Cletis L. Skaggs

March 6, 1941 ~ January 20, 2014

© Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home

Submitted by: T.D.

Cletis L. Skaggs was born March 6, 1941 in Cobb, Oklahoma to Henry J. Skaggs and Velma Beatryce Hart. He passed from this life on January 20, 2014, in Durant, Oklahoma at the age of 72 years, 10 months, and 14 days. Cletis lived most of his life in Bryan County and was of the Baptist faith.

From an early age, he held jobs as a paper boy throwing papers for the Durant Daily Democrat. During his high school and college years, he worked in the grocery business. He was a hard worker, putting himself through college as well as helping with other family obligations. He graduated from Durant High School and from Southeastern State College where he earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education. While attending college, he was a member of Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity. After college, he enlisted in the U. S. Army Reserve.

He remained in the grocery business and was manager of Bestyet Foods in Durant when it opened in 1972. He worked at Bestyet in Durant from 1972 until 1976. After working in the grocery business until the mid 1980's, he then began a career in insurance sales. He worked in the insurance field until he retired in 2001.

He is survived by daughter, Leann Skaggs, brother, Henry Skaggs and wife Edith, of Baytown, Texas, brother, Donald Skaggs, of McKinney, Texas, sister, LaQuita Sexton, of Calera, Oklahoma, sister, Marketa Putman and husband Bill of Mead, Oklahoma, cousins, nieces, nephews, and many friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Gregory Skaggs, and three infant siblings.

Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Roger Speers officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery in Durant. Family Hour is scheduled for Wednesday, January 22, 2014 from 6:00-7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.holmescoffeymurray.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home in Durant.

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