Sue Laughlin Skaggs Eads


(February 16, 1931 – May 18, 2020)

Sue “Laughlin Skaggs” Eads, age 89, passed away peacefully May 18, 2020 in Comanche, Texas. She was born February 16, 1931 in Breckenridge, Texas to Monty Clements and Ima (Bingham) Laughlin. She grew up and went to school in the Beattie Community near Comanche.

She was united in marriage to Zollie Desmond Skaggs, August 31, 1947 in Lamesa, Texas. They farmed peanuts near DeLeon, Texas until moving to Odessa, Texas where she attended Odessa Beauty College and began a career as a beautician. Later, they moved back to Comanche where she owned her own beauty shop, Pauline’s, for 20 years. Zollie passed away in February 1987.

On March 2, 1989, she married Bob Eads in Comanche, Texas, whom she had known all of her life. He preceded her in death in March 2008.

She was known to all her family as Gran, and loved beyond measure. She was one of the most graceful, sweet, and caring person and her laughter filled the room. For many years, she was a devoted member of Eastside Baptist Church in Comanche and was an avid quilter where she enjoyed her time with the ladies of the Beattie Quilting Club.

She is survived by her sons, Zollie “Steve” Skaggs of DeLeon, Texas, Terry and Kitty Skaggs of Killeen, Texas, and Don and Amy Skaggs of Comanche, Texas; also, Sandi and Clyde Gray of San Marcos, Texas and Wayne and Cindy Eads of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; 14 grandchildren, Michele Skaggs Evans, Monty Skaggs, Angela Reyna, Michael Ray Skaggs, Tami Shootman, Terry Lee Skaggs, Ephraim Draper, Acenya Villalobos, Sumer Jimenez, Joshua Draper, Tishia Kidwell, Rachel Bailey, Sarah Shaw, and Stewart Thomas; 43 great-grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren; brother, J.T. Laughlin of Clifton, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Monty and Ima Laughlin; brothers, Donald Ray Laughlin and LeRoy Laughlin; great-granddaughter, Destiny Skaggs; and great-grandson, Treyson Caveness.

***Due to current COVID-19 Regulations we ask that friends planning to attend the Graveside Service stand at least 30 feet from the casket, reserving the space close to the casket for immediate family. Current regulations also require that, when gathering in groups, each group consist of no more than 10 people who should maintain social distancing of six feet apart. Thank you for your understanding and support during this difficult time.***

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