Tahlequah Daily Press

Obituaries

April 15, 2014

Billy Joe Skinner

TAHLEQUAH — Funeral services for Billy Joe Skinner are 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, at Green Country Funeral Home. Officiating will be Rev. Allen Nevel.

Pallbearers are Bret Teague, Tom Adams, Bobby Slover, Shannon Hamby, Jake Johnson, Jax Johnson and Dustin Hamby. Interment will follow in the Tahlequah City Cemetery under the care of Green Country Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at tahlequahfuneral.com.

Bill was born June 11, 1930, in Tahlequah, to William Alexander and Violet Mae (Spears) Alexander. He passed away on Sunday, April 13, at Grace Living Center in Tahlequah at the age of 83.

A lifelong resident of Tahlequah, Bill attended Tahlequah Schools and graduated Tahlequah High before entering the United States Army. Following World War II he was stationed in Japan and several bases in the United States. He retired from the military in 1967 after twenty years of service.

Bill liked to tinker with and repair small engines. He enjoyed playing his guitar, singing at church, baking pies and cakes, and traveling with Annie after they married in 1996. Bill enjoyed golf and supported all his grandchildren at school functions and sporting events. He loved to cheer for his grandson Jake as he golfed.

Bill was preceded in death by his first wife Betty (Hullinger) Skinner.

He is survived by his wife, Annie of the home; children, Joe Skinner and wife Sharon of Briggs, Judy Adams and husband Tom of Tahlequah, and Bobby Slover and wife Jodie, also of Briggs; grandchildren, Joel Skinner, Courtney Skinner, Stephanie Teague, Shannon Hamby, Chrissie Callaway, Amber Slover, Brian Slover, and Chance Drywater; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

Bill had four sisters, Marie, Lou, Veda and Lela, and one brother, Jackie. He will be missed by his family, friends and loved ones.

Green Country Funeral Home, 203 S. Commercial Road, (918) 458-5055.

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