IRELAND, W.Va. — William Oran Skinner, 93, of Walkersville, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 at his home. He was born May 14, 1920 at Knawls Creek, Braxton County. Preceding him in death are his parents, Thomas S. and Agnes Skinner Skinner; son. William “Bill” Skinner in October 2013; sisters, Oria Cayton and Lucille Devericks; brothers, Herbie, Ernest and Scott Skinner and granddaughter, Samantha Chidester.
William is survived by a daughter, Shirl Skinner and companion Bill Lowther of Wildcat; son, Gary Skinner of Walkersville; grandchildren, Stacey, Jody, Travis, Tyler, Jason and Malissa; great-grandchildren, Shaylynn, Colton, Madison and Braylynn; great-great-granddaughter, Kynlee; former spouse, Ina Mae Skinner Barnett of Ireland; brothers, Forrest Skinner of Ohio; Marvin Skinner of Weston; Otto Skinner of Ohio; sisters, Thelma Price of Texas; Katherine Berry of Ohio; Jean Fletcher of Tennessee.
He served with the U.S. Army during World War II, was a farmer, logger and a truck driver for Bruffey Trucking, was a Methodist by faith and most of all he loved his family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at the Alkire Funeral Chapel in Ireland with the Rev. Lonnie Ramsey officiating. Burial will follow in the Casto Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblyn.com.
The Alkire Funeral Chapel of Ireland is in charge of the arrangements.