MIDDLESBORO — Jack Skidmore, 79, of Middlesboro, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, April 2, at the Claiborne County Hospital after a brief illness.
He was born January 29, 1935, in Big Spring Union, TN, the son of the late Isaac "Pete" Skidmore and Maude Stapleton.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 1 sister.
He was a member of Our Father's House in Pineville and most recently had been attending the Binghamtown Baptist Church.
Jack loved meeting people and had a great sense of humor, once he knew you, he always wanted to make sure that you walked away laughing and his sense of humor will be missed by many.
Jack had a great love of the outdoors, he loved to fish and go deer watching
He served his country proudly and honorably in the United States Air Force.
His love of God, the church and his very special love for his Godchildren, are just one of his many special attributes.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by: 3 Brothers and 1 Sister
His loving wife of 46 years: Joyce Skidmore
Special Godchildren: Samuel, Morgan, Alex and Aden
Special Friend and fishing buddy: Shelvie Marsee
Special Caregivers: Dr. Robert Wilmoth and the surgical wing nurses and staff of Claiborne County Hospital.
And a host of nieces, nephews and many, many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 8:00 p.m. Friday at the Creech Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Odie Carroll and Dr. William Boyd Bingham presiding. Music will be provided by Wanda Carroll. At the Family's request, interment services will be private.
Honorary pallbearers will be: Don Quillen, Carl Bramble, Cecil England, Kenneth Wilson, Larry Blondell, Samuel Daniels, David Massengill, Doug Daniels, Jeff, Jimmy and Jeremy Skdimore and Fuller Whitaker, and all of his former customers from Brooks Oil. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made in his memory to the Gateway Christian School, P.O Box Z, Middlesboro, KY 40965
The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, April 4, at the Creech Funeral Home. Online condolences and guestbook are available at www.creechfh.com
Creech Funeral Home, Middlesboro, is in charge of all arrangements.