HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - SFC Garnett Eugene "Jim" Skeens, beloved husband of June Evelyn Brown Skeens, entered into rest on Sunday August 14, 2016 at his residence. Serving the U.S.Army for 25 years retiring as Sergeant First Class. Later he was employed with the Augusta Police Department, Richmond County Sheriff's Department and the Richmond County Marshal Department. He is survived by his wife; daughters Sandra Gail Skeens , Vickie Skeens Cox, Debra Skeens Deaton (Chris) and Sherry Skeens Buffington (Frank) , brother Vernie Matthew Skeens ; eleven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren .He was preceded in death by a son Timothy Skeens and son-in-law James E. Cox, Sr. Services will be held at a later date. Central Savannah River Crematory, 3465 Peach Orchard Road, Augusta, Georgia, 30906, 706.798.8802, is entrusted with the arrangements.
Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Aug. 17, 2016