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 Glen Ferguson “Red” Skelton

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Glen Ferguson “Red” Skelton

  • Birth 7 Jul 1915 Locker, San Saba County, Texas, USA
  • Death 4 Jan 1996 Amarillo, Potter County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Channing, Hartley County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 14158998

Glen F. "Red" Skelton was born in Locker, Texas and had lived in Channing, Texas since 1931. He was inducted into the United States army on Jan 13, 1940. He served with 124th Calvary in forts up and down the Rio Grande River. Red also served in the Pacific Theater during the early days of World War II. (Australia, Trojan Islands, Goodenough Island, Noumea, New Caledonia and New Guinea). He participated in the last use of Horse Calvary in the war and was involved in a feasibility test of horses and mules in jungle warfare. He was honorably discharged on April 30, 1944 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Red played the fiddle and loved music. He worked as a cowboy, a saddlemaker, a gunsmith, operated heavy equipment, made bits, spurs, and knives. He read up on the history of the things he made. If he couldn't find a part or a tool, he made it. Friends commented that he seemed able to make anything. He said he could make almost anything except money. Once Red committed himself to something, he gave it his best.He lived what he believed. He was what he appeared to be. His word was his bond. He had a wide range of friends, treasured his friends and was loyal and faithful to them. He enjoyed their company and his friends returned it a thousandfold.

Red married Alice Easley, Dec. 27, 1945 in Raton, New Mexico.

Survivors include his wife, a daughter, Marilyn Piva, Kansas City, Missouri; two sons, Roger, Texhoma, Oklahoma and Bobby, Arlington, Texas; three brothers, Dwight, Watsonville, California, P.W., Channing, Texas and Merle, Barstow, Texas; two sisters, Mable Loyd, Conway, Arkansas, and Vera Morris, Channing, Texas; eight grandchldren and two great-grandchildren.


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  • Created by: Jay Skelton
  • Added: 3 May 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14158998
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Glen Ferguson “Red” Skelton (7 Jul 1915–4 Jan 1996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14158998, citing Channing Cemetery, Channing, Hartley County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Jay Skelton (contributor 46839500) .