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Lloyd J Skidmore, III
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Birth: Feb. 23, 1950
Stanislaus County
California, USA
Death: Nov. 13, 2006
Wake County
North Carolina, USA

Lloyd James Skidmore, III: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
News & Observer, The (Raleigh, NC) - November 16, 2006
Deceased Name: Lloyd James Skidmore, III

RALEIGH -- Lloyd James Skidmore III, of 1211 Apt 103, Westview Lane, Raleigh, died Monday, November 13, 2006. Lloyd was born in Modesto, CA. on February 23, 1950, the son of Colonel Lloyd J. Skidmore, Jr., US Army (Retired) and Cynthia Brown Skidmore, formerly of Warthen, GA.

After graduating from Sandersville, GA, High School, he entered NC State University, but withdrew after his first year to enter the United States Coast Guard. After his period of service in the Coast Guard, he returned to Raleigh to enter the construction business. In addition to engaging in residential construction, he began his career as an "artisan builder" where he applied his decorative skills to the interior of the Darryl's Restaurants. At age 19, he concocted a design motif, scrounged and assemblage of decorations, and worked with construction managers and engineers to launch the first four Darryl's established by the Eure family.

As the Triangle restaurant scene became more diverse throughout the 1970's, he turned his attention to another benchmark, that of local nightclubs scene. At the same time, he was engaged in the renovation of local nightclubs.

During the 1970's he quickly learned the promotion business and he soon began to match bands with local nightclubs. His renovation-entertainment activities resulted in development of the Pier in Raleigh's Cameron Village Underground, the Goats Head at Raleigh's Five Points, and the Mad Hatter in Chapel Hill. During that same period he found time to design and stage the Miss North Carolina Pageant.

In addition, his various artistic accomplishments included the development and set designs for the movie "The Abyss" filmed inside an abandoned Duke Power Co. Nuclear Power Plant in Spartanburg, SC.

He initiated his painting career with his teaching art at Cape Cod, MA. and in Raleigh which set the stage for a fulltime return to painting. One of his first recognized accomplishments was the mural-size sketches of great moments in local baseball history as a foundation for the dcor for the Durham Bull's Stadium. His paintings subsequently attracted area wide attention regardless of subject matter, the painting color remains as the highlighting feature of the painting. It has been said that he has an intuitive ability to paint not what he sees, but what he "knows is there".

Lloyd was also known as a designer /producer of fundraising galas for the Visual Art Exchange.

Lloyd is survived by his parents retired Colonel Lloyd J. Skidmore, Jr. and Cynthia Brown Skidmore of Raleigh; two sisters, Susan Skidmore of Raleigh and Cissy S. Bowdenstine and her husband, Tom Bowdenstine, M.D. of Raleigh; two nephews, Bo and Hugh Bowdenstine; niece, Annie Bowdenstine; great niece Natalie.

Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends following the service in the church parlor.

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 120 W. Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC 27601 or the Wake Count Public Library, 4020 Carya Drive, Raleigh, NC 27610.

Tributes may be sent to

Edition: Final
Page: B10
Copyright (c) 2006 The News and Observer 
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  Lloyd J Skidmore (1923 - 2009)
  Cynthia Inez Brown Skidmore (1923 - 2008)
Created by: Sarah Locklin Taylor
Record added: Jul 16, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93724401

Hi Sarah, my name is Lisa Barrow. My husband and I have several of Lloyd’s paintings and are looking for another to add to our collection. It is a portrait that Lloyd did of Bill when they lived in Raleigh. Bill thinks at one time it hung in Lloyd’s mothe...(Read more)
- Lisa Barrow
 Added: Mar. 11, 2015
~~~~~~ Rest In Peace ~~~~~~ 5th Cousin (Locklin Family)
- Sarah Locklin Taylor
 Added: Jul. 16, 2012

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