Jack Louis Skaggs Jr Jack Skaggs, 61, passed away on Friday, February 22, 2013, in San Luis Obispo where he fought until the very end. At the time of his death Jack was surrounded at his bedside by his wife Susan Bettencourt, and loving children, Danielle Copeland (Skaggs), Joe Skaggs, and Amanda Skaggs. Jack was born to mother, Donna Bettencourt and father, Jack Louis Skaggs Sr., in Tulare, Calif., where he eventually graduated from Tulare Union class of 1969. Jack is survived by his parents Donna and AJ Wright, his brother Randy Skaggs, and sisters Donell Hoffman, and Kim Wright, as well as his seven grandchildren. He later worked for San Luis Unified School District for over a decade. His heartwarming smile and one in a million personality left a mark on not only students, but teachers and staff alike. His love of plumbing was not to be overshadowed by his love of birds, particularly pigeons. Jacks birds would consistently place in the top 5 in most races that he entered through his San Luis Obispo chapter. Jack is and will always be remembered for his enormous heart and endearing kindness to all who knew him. Funeral service will be Feb. 27, 2013, 3pm at Reis Family Mortuary, San Luis Obispo.
Published in Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Adv-Register on Feb. 26, 2013