Mr. J.W. Skelton, age 86, of Jefferson died Saturday, December 1, 2012.
Mr. Skelton was born in Jackson County, a son to the late Jurn and Lola Phillips Skelton. He was a maintenance worker for the Jefferson Mills, was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and was of the Baptist Faith. Mr. Skelton's wife, Lois Skelton, preceded him in death.
Survivors include: his son, Dennis Skelton of Charlotte, NC; daughter, Diane Rice of Jefferson; grandchildren, Scott Wilkes and Keith Wilkes; great grandchildren, Hunter, Taylor and Bailey Wilkes.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, December 3 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Evans Funeral Home with Rev. Eric Shelton officiating. The burial will follow in the Jackson Memorial Park with Donald Phillips, Robert Phillips, Ricky Bryant, David Skelton, Howard Skelton and Scott Scaario honored as pallbearers.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com
Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in BarrowCountyNews from Dec. 3, 2012 to Jan. 2, 2013