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Obituary for Justin Skaggs

SKAGGS, Justin Ryan
Battle Creek, formerly of Middleville

Justin Ryan Skaggs, age 30, of Battle Creek, formerly of Middleville, passed away at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids on Thursday, May 23, 2019.

Justin was born on December 10, 1988 to James and Toni (Bozeman) Skaggs in Waco, TX. He proudly served his country with distinction, and was a combat veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Justin was a great brother, son, father, and the best of friends. He had unique and enviable personality. Justin was heroic, selfless, loving, kind, and known well by many for his unbelievable sense of humor and ability to brighten the darkest of days.

Justin will be sorely missed by his son, Eastin Ryan Skaggs; daughter, Finnley Chesser; father, James Skaggs; mother and step-father, Toni Skaggs and Scott Harris; brother, Caleb (Hannah) Skaggs; sister, Sarah (Cyle) McNees; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles; many friends and other family.

Justin’s family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 29th, 3:00 to 8:00 PM at the Beeler-Gores Funeral Home, Middleville. A graveside service with full military honors will take place at Fort Custer National Cemetery on Thursday, May 30th at 10:30 AM, Pastor Ken Shook officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans. Please visit to share a memory or to leave a condolence for Justin’s family.