Kenneth Douglas Skaggs Jr

December 20, 1966 ~ July 8, 2023

Born in: Fredericktown, Missouri
Resided in: Bonne Terre, Missouri

Kenneth Douglas Skaggs Jr., 56, of Bonne Terre passed away Saturday, July 8, 2023, at his home with his loved ones. He was born Tuesday, December 20, 1966, in Fredericktown. He was the son of Kenneth D. Skaggs and Shirley Ann (Sander) Patrick. Doug enjoyed driving dump trucks and sealing parking lots and driveways. He was a huge fan of Elvis music but he most enjoyed being a grandpa and spending time with his family.
Doug was preceded in death by his father as well as a sister, Tammy Stark; his grandparents, Kennard & Anna (Foist) Skaggs, and Clarence & Emma Sander.
Doug is survived by his wife, Debbie Jean (Rector) Skaggs; children, Ryan DeGonia, Kyle Skaggs (Emily), Riley Skaggs; stepchildren, Megan Wadlow, and Daniel Noll II; grandchildren, Karsyn, Letty, Haedyn, Hunter, Kayden, Kamden; siblings, Terry Ann Lorance (Donald), Keith Skaggs (Linda), Alisha Thacker (Micha), Shawn Skaggs (Tina), Peggy Sieli (Ron), and Pam Boyer. Doug is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and many friends.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 13, 2023, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre. Visitation will resume on Friday, July 14, 2023, at 9:00 AM until service time of 11:00 AM with Pastor Darryl Rhodes officiating. Burial will follow at Bonne Terre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to American Cancer Society. View obituary and share condolences online at


Visitation: Thursday, July 13, 2023
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

C.Z. Boyer & Son - Bonne Terre
313 Benham St.
Bonne Terre, Missouri 63628

Funeral Service: Friday, July 14, 2023
11:00 am

C.Z. Boyer & Son - Bonne Terre
313 Benham St.
Bonne Terre, Missouri 63628

Graveside Service: Friday, July 14, 2023
12:15 pm

Bonne Terre Cemetery
Cherry Street
Bonne Terre, MO 63628

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Kenneth Douglas Skaggs 's name.

American Cancer Society

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  1. Candle 8Prayers to the family, especially his children and wife. Although I haven’t had the pleasure of knowing Dougie very long, I am a better person for having known him at all. He will be missed. Until we see each other again my brother in law, until then ….❤️

  2. I went to school with Doug at the old Bonne Terre Elementary. I remember him as a caring person who was very kind. Every time I saw Doug later in life, he would always stop whatever he was doing to visit with me. We lost a good one.

    I heart goes out to his family.

  3. Candle 2Debbie and family, we’re so very sorry for your loss. Doug was such a nice guy. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

    • thank you rob and tracy. doug was a very nice guy. he would do anything for anyone. his heart was big and it did have alot of love in it. please continue to pray for me and the family. love you guys

  4. Candle 5Debbie, Meagan and Family….we all lost a good hearted person when we lost Doug. I will remember how he always told me he wanted to do right and live his life for God. Doug was a hard worker and when he worked on our parking lot at Solid Rock, he went far and above the call of duty. We will all miss him. Prayers for the family.

    • pastor thank you for not only your kind words but also everything you and bella have done for my family and I during this difficult time. please continue to pray for us as we struggle with reality of doug not being here with us.

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