Mr. Coy Ray Skelton (Bird Man) departed this life on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at his residence in Waynesboro, Tennessee at the age of 58 Years, 8 Months, 1 Day. He was born December 13, 1953 in Wayne County, the son of the late Barney Clevland and Mary Marie York Skelton. In addition to his parents, Mr. Coy Ray was preceded in death by his brothers, Paul Skelton and Barney Jr. Skelton.
Mr. Coy was retired Military from the United States Army as a Chief Warrent Officer . He was a member of the Eastview Baptist in Waynesboro, Tennessee.
He is survived by his wife Sandra (Long) Skelton; sons, Michael and Hasten; daughters, Melinda and Jennifer all of Waynesboro, TN; 17 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; sisters, Verna Hunt ; Ola Hammack ;Clara Montgomery and Bertha Woods all of Waynesboro, TN;
Services will be held on August 17, 2012 at 3:00 PM at Shackelford Funeral Directors at Waynesboro in Waynesboro, Tennessee, with Casey Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Memorial Gardens at Waynesboro, Tennessee