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Lloyd Paul "Skip" Liggett

August 31, 1954January 3, 2021

Lloyd Paul “Skip” Liggett 66, of Homosassa, Florida passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021 surrounded by his family in Tampa, Florida. A native of Dauphin, Pennsylvania was born on August 31, 1954 to Glenn and Joan (Spangler) Liggett, the youngest of five children. Skip owned every second that this world could give which was evident by his Ed Perkins’ Adventures with Jack Felix and Bernard Fartroff; the rhythm guitarist of Stoney Mountain Rock Band; Bear’s Den annual summer family fishing trip; isshin-ryu karate; flying ultralights and Cessnas. Not only did Skip have his pilot’s license, he was a certified auto mechanic and held a scuba diving certification. Skip passed on his scuba diving passion to his grandchildren who he also instructed. Skip was an accomplished “jack of all trades.” He enjoyed riding motorcycles, working on and collecting classic cars, boating, and a cold Bud Light. Above all he loved spending time making memories with friends, family and most importantly his wife. Skip’s work ethic was unparalleled as was his capacity to do for others. He created a successful family-owned business from scratch in the early nineties until his retirement when he passed it on to his children. Under his direction at Liggett Inc., he was able to work alongside his three children and wife. Skip enjoyed a good laugh and had a contagious sense of humor. Skip was known and loved by many. He is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years, Sara E (Hartz) Liggett of Homosassa, FL; his three children, Matthew Liggett (wife, Laura) of Pittsboro, NC; Luke Liggett (wife, Janine) of Enola, PA; Megan Fritz (husband, Brian) of Latrobe, PA; his five grandchildren, Jaylyn, Tegwin, Asher, Huxley and Emma (due to arrive in March); his four older siblings, Lewis Liggett (wife, Bonnie) of Lecanto, FL; Lynn Bell (husband, Wayne) of Islamorada, FL; Lisa Famiglietti (husband, Michael) of Andover, MA; Glenn (Huck) Liggett (partner, William) of Palm Springs, CA; and his fifteen nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the ALS Foundation or the American Cancer Society in honor of Skip’s life and please drink a cold Bud Light in honor of him.

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Charlie Liggett

January 13, 2021

Sorry to hear this news. All my best to Louie, Lisa, Lynn, and Huck in your time of loss. I hold on to the many wonderful times shared with all of you. Keep care always, Charlie

Ben Woodring

January 13, 2021

We were so sorry to hear about your loss. He was a close friend. I have so many memories of Skip . Here are a few:

Courageous- He looked at life as an opportunity to better himself. He did so by starting his own business.

Compassionate - He took every opportunity to help someone in need and always went the extra mile.

Entertaining- I remember when he told me why the front of his Mercury Caliente was quite damaged. On the way to school, he and a friend were busy checking out some girls and ran onto the back of a stopped car. When he got out to apologize, he found out the guys in that car were doing the same thing and they all had a good laugh.

Daring- My wife Candy was Skip's neighbor and we both remember him diving off the iron Bridge at Singerville into a shallow Stoney Creek.

Exciting- In my life, I am also 66, I have only been involved in two vehicles that were rolled over. Both were with Skip and only 30 minutes apart.

Passionate- He always kept his cars shiny and clean. He loved classic cars.

Great story teller- I remember when Skip with his head down sadly told his dad what happened to the right side corner of the Ford Fairlane convertible. I'm glad his dad didn't ask me.

And he had a soft side: One time when i stopped by to see Skip, something was different. I could see it in his face. He was looking at a picture that he showed to me. He said this is my girlfriend, I said WOW! She's cute, what's her name? He smiled and said Sara!! You know the rest of the story.

I cherish the times we spent together. Ben

Dr. Jack Liggett

January 10, 2021

Dear Sara, Matthew, Luke, and Megan: We were all so sorry 😞 to hear about Sklp’s passing. He certainly was truly a Jack of all trades, and I remember him as being a great fisherman! Sympathies to his grandchildren also.
Please you all take care and be safe and healthy. Hope to see you all again one of these days. Maybe we can all go fishing 🎣 and raise a Budweiser to the founder of your feast!!
Warmest regards and love, Jack Liggett

Randy Rudy

January 10, 2021

Saddened to hear the news.
Skip and I were nearly inseparable for a summer in our early teens. Though 2 years apart in school we were only 9 mos. apart in age and had similar interests. Between hanging at the Dauphin pool, baseball, time on the creek and river, biking all over the place, he helped me finish a rather incredible tree fort. Time and circumstance faded our close friendship, but our time together was never forgotten. Regrettably, we had not seen each other for decades. I would have thoroughly enjoyed Skip's infectious smile and friendly demeanor again over conversation about shared interests of family, fishing, guitar, scuba, motorcycles, tinkering and aviation. Blue skies and tailwinds, good buddy.

Tammi Rudy Bortner

January 9, 2021

Sarah, Huck and all the family,
So very saddened to learn of Skips passing. It was always great to see him at the Carnival and catch up - he always had a smile to share and was proud of his family. We probably first met at Middle Paxton Middle School and I distinctly recall our efforts to launch a school play (Heidi). Skips mom copied the scripts for us and my mom found a wheelchair for us to use. Plans fell through when our teacher was replaced mid year but he’s had a sweet spot in my heart ever since.
My deepest sympathy to all the family.

Donna Hudson

January 9, 2021

So many Dauphin memories of Skip and all the family. So sorry to hear of his passing. Prayers to Sarah and all the family.
Donna Rudy Hudson

Lucretia Crum

January 9, 2021

To the Whole Liggett Family,
My heartfelt sympathy to all of you over the loss of this dear heart. It has been ages since I've seen Skip, since we were kids actually and that was a long time ago. My mother used to baby sit him! But, I have such very fond memories of the whole Liggett family since I went to school with Lisa and my brother, John, when to school with Lewis. I am just so very sad for all of you, and I pray that your wonderful memories will carry you through these difficult days. With loving thoughts and prayers,
Luc (Groft) Crum

Bridgitte Marchant

January 6, 2021

The nights on the river will always be some of my favorite memories of Skip. He was always smiling. Always tinkering., in true MacGyver fashion. He was loved and he will be forever missed ❤

Gary Sheetz

January 6, 2021

So sorry 2 hear this Paul was a childhood friend back stoney,he was alway's kool with me.

Lisa Hitz Wicks

January 6, 2021

My sincere condolences to Sara, & Liggett family ❤️ Our families spent a lot of quality time together when we were all young. Cherry Run, Wildwood, Church, first day of trout, all great memories! Skip & I would build forts in the wood pile & trees. Many family games from kick the can to spoons. Skip was my age so he & I were not always included in our older siblings activities. Rest well my old friend, I'll never forget all the great memories. Comfort to your family 🙏

FROM THE FAMILY