SKIP "GRIZZLY" CODLING, 63, of Garrett, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was a retired truck driver. He was born Dec. 14, 1949, in Muncie, a son of James Forrest and Reva Faye (Williams) Codling. Surviving are his mother, Reva Faye Codling of Garrett; his companion of 18 years, Sandy Armstrong; two daughters, Kim (Rodney) Osbun of St. Joe, and Tammy Lahrman of Fort Wayne; a son, Jeff Codling of Fort Wayne; and a brother, Robert (Connie) Codling of Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by his father; brother, Corky Codling; and his sister, Tina Codling. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Feller & Clark Funeral Home, 1860 S. Center St., Auburn. Memorials may be directed to the Feller & Clark Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses. To view a online obituary or to send condolences, visit

Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Dec. 24, 2012