Funeral services for Homer Skinner were held Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden. Officiating was Minister Ritchie Skinner. Interment followed at Gardens of Memory in Minden. The family received friends 1 p.m. until service time Sunday.
Homer was born Dec. 4, 1926 in Water Valley, Texas and entered into rest August 30, 2013 in Shreveport.
Homer served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict with the military police and other positions. He was a faithful loving husband and father and was known as "Daddy" to his wife and children. His children remember growing up lying on the floor watching T.V. and their dad always tickling them unmercifully. No matter what life brought him, he always had a good attitude. He will be most remembered for his quick wit, story telling, love of friends, and was always supportive of his family. One of his favorite saying was "let's talk about something that will make us laugh." He will be dearly missed by his family.
His wife, Ethel Boyd Skinner; parents, Jesse and Oleta Skinner; sister, Aileen Allen; and brother ,J. P. Skinner preceded him in death.
He is survived by his son, Ritchie Skinner and wife, Donna of Shreveport; daughter, Sandra S. Futch and husband, Tom of Minden; sister, Doris Lavelle Tyson and husband, Bill of New Boston, Texas; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Joseph's Hospice.