Knights of Columbus
LAKELAND - Mr. William C.A. Skiffington, 97, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2013, as a result of complications of COPD.
Mr. Skiffington was born March 29, 1915, in Brooklyn, New York, to William D. and Margaret Skiffington. He was a steward for the Knights of Columbus. Mr. Skiffington was also a member of the Elks Lodge
, and American Legion Post 8 in Winter Haven. He was a veteran of the United States Army
Air Corps, where he served in World War II
. Mr. Skiffington was a big fan of the Brooklyn Dodgers, and at one point in his life he was the batting practice pitcher for them.
Mr. Skiffington is survived by his wife, of seventy years, Betty; son, William (Phyllis) Skiffington of Brandon, FL; daughters, Pamela Ann (Stephen) Jones of Gulfport, MS and Susan (Marvin) Krause of Summersville, SC; 8 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be 6-8pm Friday January 25, 2013 at Lakeland Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens. A funeral service will be conducted at 10:30am on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at St. Josephs Catholic Church, Lakeland.
In lieu of flowers please make contributions to Life Path Hospice, Sun City Center, Hospice House, at 3273 Upper Creek Drive, Ruskin, Florida, 33573.