|Birth: ||Apr. 8, 1932|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Dec. 1, 2010|
Raymond L. Skinner II, SFC (RET) U.S. Army, passed away Wednesday at his home.
Sergeant Skinner, a native of Elizabeth City, North Carolina, was born April 8, 1932 and was the first of two sons born to Raymond L. Skinner Sr. and Martha Poole Skinner.He was educated in the public schools of Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County, North Carolina.Raymond spent over 20 years serving his country in the U.S. Army before being honorably discharged as an E-7. He distinguished himself at Fort Benning as an Air Borne Instructor, a Master Parachutist.He served in the Vietnam War and received the following medals: O/S Bar Medal; Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal.He retired from active military duty in 1973 and worked at various jobs prior to full retirement: Duracell USA, Seamco Sporting Goods, LaGrange City and Troup County Board of Education, Southwire, and the World of Security.He was a member of 100 Black Men of LaGrange where he served as parliamentarian for 10 years and was recognized as Citizen of the Year. He was a Master Mason of New Era Lodge 107, PHA.
Survivors include two step sons: Monnie J. Brabham III (Marilyn), Macon, Ga., DeAndre L. Brabham Sr. (Lindell), Columbia, SC; brother, James L. Skinner (Mary), Winsted, Ct; six nephews: James Skinner Jr., Robert Skinner, Marion Pringle, Gerald Gates, Allen Gates and Samuel Gates; one niece, Erlisha Murray, all of Connecticut; six grandchildren: Monnie IV, Nicholas, and Matthew Brabham, Macon, Ga., Dionne Claire, DeAndre II, and Dargen Brabham, Columbia, SC; 2 great-granddaughters; one aunt, Rosetta Skinner, Elizabeth City, NC; sister-in-law, Margaret Wright, Burlington, NC; brothers-in-law: Joe Wright, Burlington, NC, Roosevelt Wright (Janice), Roseboro, NC.; other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Brabham Skinner in 2006.
The graveside service will be Tuesday at 11:00AM in Southview Cemetery with U.S. Army chaplain officiating.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home this evening from 6 until 7.
Condolences may be expressed by visiting www.lakesdunsonrobertson.com.
Lakes-Dunson-Robertson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Bertha C Brabham Skinner (1926 - 2006)*
Raymond Lorenzo Skinner; SFC; US Army; Vietnam; Apr 8 1932; Dec 1 2010; Bronze Star MDL
South View Cemetery
Plot: Section 9, Row 17, Grave 1
Created by: James Myers
Record added: Dec 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62627098