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Edward Skinner


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Edward Skinner Obituary
Edward Skinner 85 years, of Merrillville, Indiana passed away Sunday, April 24, 2016 at Spring Mills Health Campus. He was born October 3, 1930 in Forrest City, AR to the late Earnest and Luebirder Roby Skinner. He attended East Pulaski Grade School and Roosevelt High School. He worked for U.S. Steel Corp faithfully for 40 plus years in the Coke Plant. Edward met and married the late Lillie Mae Johnson on June 9, 1950. In 1951, he was called to serve his country in the Marine Corp during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged from service in 1953. Edward is survived by 1 daughter Regina Y. (Reginald) Dixon of Warren, MI. 7 grandchildren. 1 sister Marilyn (Herbert) Hicks of Merrillville, IN. 2 brothers Willard Skinner of Merrillville, IN and Gregory Skinner of Gary, IN. Uncle Claude Roby Jr. of Merrillville, IN. Very devoted friend Mr. Paul Sims of Hobart, IN. Edward was a member of First Baptist Church for 20 plus years. He was an active member of the Official Board of Deacons and Sunday School Teacher. Visitation Friday, April 29, 2016 from 9 to 11:00 a.m. with funeral services at 11:00 a.m. All services at First Baptist Church, 626 W. 21st Ave. Pastor Timothy F. Brown, officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park.
Published in the Post Tribune on Apr. 27, 2016
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