Stephen P. Skillern

Obituary
  • "I was looking through the USS DRUM 677 crew list and read..."
    - Edward Schlueter
  • "just found the page, you are always on my mind, miss you."
  • "Just found this page...rest in peace brother"
    - mike ader
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    - Debbie Rae Peters
  • "thought of you yesterday on your & Sean's birthday.... i..."
    - amanda skillern

Funeral service for Stephen P. Skillern, 37, will he held Saturday morning at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Baggett & Summers Funeral Home. His family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Born August 25, 1968, in Lawrenceburg, Tenn., Stephen lived in Daytona Beach from 1972 until 1991. He graduated from Mainland High School in 1987, and played football, baseball and soccer. Stephen proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1991 to 1993 on the Westpac Tour aboard the USS Drum nuclear attack sub, specializing in electronics repair. After an honorable discharge from the Navy, he lived in San Diego for two years, and then relocated to Austell, Ga., where he was a loan officer for Hewlett-Packard. He enjoyed sports and was the coach of the Little League Baseball Riverside Yankees in Atlanta, Ga., where he was also very active in raising money for several charitable groups. He was the son of the late Paul W. Skillern and is survived by his mother, Freeda Skillern, Port Orange; two brothers, Sean and his wife, Linda, Lakeland, Fla., and Scott and his wife, Amanda, Sierra Vista, Ariz.; his sister, Sandy Skillern-Brunick, Port Orange; his maternal grandmother, Winifred Coffelt, Winchester, Tenn.; and six nieces and nephews, Jordan Brunick, Hunter, Tyler and Ryan Skillern, and Olivia and Sophie Skillern. Also surviving is Stephen's longtime friend and companion, Leah Ann Pint, Austell, and his dog, AJ, to whom he was devoted. Donations in Stephen's memory may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc., 1101 N. Lake Destiny Drive, Maitland, FL. Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.lohmanfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements are under the careful direction of Baggett and Summers Funeral Home.
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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal from Aug. 24 to Aug. 25, 2006