Paul Franklin Skeggs, Jr, age 74, Homer

Paul Franklin Skeggs, Jr, age 74, of Homer, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 12, 2021.

Mr. Skeggs was born in Pensacola, Florida on September 26, 1946, to the late Paul Franklin Skeggs, Sr. and Patricia Marie Matthews Skeggs. He was retired from the Dekalb County Fire Department with twenty-seven years of loyal and dedicated service, having formed a brotherhood and fellowship with his fellow firemen that remains today. Mr. Skeggs was a member of Level Grove Baptist Church. Mr. Skeggs was a loving and dedicated husband, father, and grandfather.

Survivors include his beloved wife, Michele Ardolina-Skeggs, of Homer; son and daughter-in-law, Jarrod and Ginger Skeggs, of Flowery Branch; brother and sister-in-law, Hiram and Paige Skeggs, of Dewy Rose, GA; grandchildren, Stephen, Brittanie, and Averi.

The family will receive friends on Monday, March 15, 2021, from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm at the Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel of Baldwin, Georgia.

Graveside services will be held at 4:00 pm, Monday, March 15, 2021 at Athens Memory Gardens, 5195 Lexington Road, Athens, Georgia 30605, with Dr. Brian James officiating. All family and friends should meet at the cemetery by 3:45 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorials maybe made to: The Level Grove Baptist Church, P.O. Box 416, Cornelia, Georgia 30531, The Georgia Firefighter’s Burn Foundation, 2575 Chantilly Drive NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30324 or Egleston Children’s Hospital, 1405 Clifton Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30322.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Whitfield Funeral Homes & Crematory, South Chapel, 1370 Industrial Boulevard, Baldwin, Georgia 30511. Telephone 706-778-1700

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