Ralph Edward Skipper "Skip" STANLEY - Ralph Edward "Skip" Skipper, 80, of Stanley, NC, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Levine & Dickson Hospice House. Skip was born December 17, 1932, in Charlotte, NC, to the late Daniel and Bessie Atkinson Skipper. He served his country in the U.S. Navy as a diver and was manager of the East Lincoln Race Track for 18 years. He retired as the owner of a major league vending company and was an avid baseball fan. Skip leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Margaret Dean Walters Skipper; sons, Shane (Gena) Skipper of Davidson, NC, and Ralph, Jr. (Katie) Skipper of Stanley, NC; grandsons, Jacob and Matthew (Danielle) Skipper; great-grandson Oliver Skipper, and several beloved nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, Skip was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother. A memorial service will be held on Monday April 22, 2013, at 4:00 p.m. in the chapel of Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home, Huntersville, NC, with Rev. Rick Felts officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Levine & Dickson Hospice House, 11900 Vanstory Dr., Huntersville, NC 28078. Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family. Friends may offer condolences to the family at www.raymerfh.com.
Published in Charlotte Observer on Apr. 21, 2013