Leo Skaggs

October 2, 1935April 3, 2019

Leo Skaggs age 83 of Fairborn passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Wright Nursing Home while surrounded by his loving family. Leo was born the son of Milford & Minnie ( Boggs) Skaggs on October 2, 1935 in Ibec, Kentucky. He is preceded in death by his parents, infant daughter Deborah Denise, son in law William Sheets, grandson Stephen Bradley, great granddaughter Aydriona Rose Leigh Sheets, great grandson Waylon Charles Harshman, 3 brothers, and 2 sisters. Leo is survived by his wife Martha of 61 years, daughters Teresa (Craig) Bradley, Sheila (Kevin) Bradley, and Pam Sheets, brother Charlie Skaggs, grandchildren Joshua (Sara), Jeremiah (Ashlea), Sara, Jessica (Dean), Stacy (Tom), Lyndsey (Neal), and Gunner, great grandchildren Justin, Andrew, Caiden, Alydia, Gracin, Embersly, Brayzlin, Silas, Jack, Liam, and Levi. Leo was a loving husband, daddy, papaw, pap, and friend. He will be missed by all of those who love him. Leo was a man of faith and enjoyed praising his Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, and tinkering in the garage. More than anything he enjoyed spending quality time with his family. Friends may call on Burcham Tobias Funeral Home 119 E. Main St. Fairborn, Ohio 45324 on Monday, April 8, 2019 from 10AM – 12PM where a funeral service will be held at 12PM with Bro. David Wolfenbarger & Bro. Daris Lewis officiating. Burial will follow at Byron Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at


  • Visitation Monday, April 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 8, 2019
  • Burial Monday, April 8, 2019

Leo Skaggs

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Julie Gammell-Shatto

April 7, 2019

I am a family friend. I have known Leo for 30 years. He was one of the kindest, sweetest father figures I have had the pleasure to know. He really helped me through a rough time in my life using his faith in God. He shared scripture with me and sang "Oh what a beautiful morning" to me many times to encourage me. Every time he sang it, the tears rolled down my face. He was so touched by how he seen God working through his song he would end up with tears going down his face too. I'm not sure which one of us enjoyed it more. But I will never forget this time Leo and I shared. I know he is in heaven now singing with an incredible smile on his face! RIP my dear friend. You will be missed but never forgotten.

Ronnie Wright

April 6, 2019

Going to miss brother Leo. When God calls us home we all must be ready. It's been years since we have seen each other but we never forget our friendship and love for each other. We will meet again. Rest in peace.

Robert Lyle

April 6, 2019

Im very sorry to learn of the passing of mr Skaggs i had grown up on Montgomery ave two houses away from. Leo and his family he always was a kind man with a good word to say. My prayers go out to mrs skaggs and family may god bless you all

Donna Osborne

April 5, 2019

Thank you for my wonderful childhood memories! What I wouldn't give to hear you sing "Great High Mountain !' You were like a second dad to me. I will see you again!
Love you,

Dennie and Millie Gilliam

April 4, 2019

Brother Lro,
We know your funeral has been preached and that you have stepped beyond that Great High Mountain! Your light shines brigh in this OLD KY HOME of yours!!! So Thankfully for the great memories we cling to until we are together again over in that beautiful home. You are no longer seeing it through that "Glass Darkly" but as you would say to sister Lizzie many times "Oh mommy, how easy it would be to just step on across Jordan right now" as you would hold her hand, many times continuing to preach on.....then, hearing you say "Well, the Preachers gone, it's time to sing a song or move along with the arrangements." You see, he died as he lived, with Jesus hand in hand!!
And oh, the book we could right of the days here and at Naughy Tuck. Boy, what truly, truly great memories.
To all this man's loved ones (We are definitely in that class) , Just know that he has gone to that world beyond and WE can ALL go be with him one sweet day!!!
I pray to meet you all over on the street of Gold!!!!

Or, WE DO!!!

Dennie & Millie