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W.F. "Skeet" Degner


1932 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
W.F. "Skeet" Degner Obituary
W.F. "Skeet" Degner, 81 of Arlington passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014, at an Arlington hospital. Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors Chapel in Hillsboro. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Garden of Memory near Hillsboro. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Skeet was born July 3, 1932, in Malone to Theodore Carl and Della Marie Schronk Degner and grew up on the family farm. On Jan. 31, 1952, he married Dovie Sherrill. The couple settled in Arlington where Skeet went to work for General Motors for the next 18 years. He also worked as an auto mechanic and ran a lawn service. Skeet was a hunter, fisherman, golfer and league bowler. He also enjoyed entering tractor pulls. For a number of years, he was a volunteer with both the Arlington and Fort Worth Police departments and was an active member of the Masonic Lodge in Arlington. He served with the Army National Guard of Texas and was a member of Central Baptist Church in Mansfield. Preceding him in death were his parents; brother and sister-in-law, Delton "Dick" and Pat Degner; and a son-in-law, Bill Horn. Survivors: He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Dovie; children, Janet Haynes and husband, Jerry, of Arlington, Diane Hudgins and husband, Doug, of Euless, Susan Horn of Arlington, Fred Degner of Dallas and Sandra Covington and husband, Ron, of Mansfield; brothers, Walter Degner and wife, Linda, of Arlington, Alton Degner and wife, Cynthia, of Davilla and Kenneth Degner of Hillsboro; sister, Emma Cobb and husband, Mike, also of Hillsboro; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Published in Star-Telegram on Mar. 24, 2014
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