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Thomas "Tom" Lyle Skaggs

March 24, 1937 ~ January 8, 2022 (age 84)

Obituary

Thomas Lyle “Tom” Skaggs, 84, of Peoria, Ill passed away on Saturday January 8, 2022 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Ill. He was born on March 24, 1937 in Peoria, Ill. The son of Walter E. and Wilma L. (Block) Skaggs.

Tom worked for the Peoria Park District as the Assistance Park Manager for 26 years. He also worked at Keystone Steel & Wire for 12 years. He was a member of NAMAC, AMVETS Post # 46, founding member of Navy Marine Club of Peoria Heights, Chairman Peoria (VAC) Veterans Assistance Commission and was a lifetime member of the Illinois Bowling Association.

He is survived by one sister Helen (Jim) Waddell of Manito, Ill and several nieces and nephews.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, one sister: Wilma “Lorraine” Pettit, two brothers: Walter J. “Jim” Skaggs and Everett Skaggs.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, January 13, 2022 from 5 pm to 7 pm at Cumerford Clary Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 7 pm. Vicki Schmidgall will officiate the service. Cremation rites will follow the service with burial at a later date in Rock Island National Cemetery in Moline, Ill.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Navy Marine Club of Peoria Heights. Online tributes and condolences may be made at www.cumerfordclary.com.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
January 13, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cumerford-Clary Funeral Home
428 W. McClure Ave
Peoria, IL 61604

Memorial Service
Thursday
January 13, 2022

7:00 PM
Cumerford-Clary Funeral Home
428 W. McClure Ave
Peoria, IL 61604

Donations

Navy Marine Club
1310 E Seiberling Ave, Peoria Heights IL 61616
Tel: 1-309-682-8100
Web: http://www.navyclubusa.org/

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