James Nelson Skidmore – Obituary

by Lynn McMillen
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James Nelson Skidmore was born Nov. 25, 1925. He died Sept. 30, 2014, at the age of 88 years.

James was a member of the Quinn Church of Christ where he served as an elder for more than 35 years. He was a veteran of World War II. He served as an assistant Boy Scout master for many years. His life was devoted in service to others.

James was preceded in death by his wife, Madrue Ellen Taylor Skidmore, son, Jerry Dewayne Skidmore, parents, Owen Crumby Skidmore and Artie Viola McRight Skidmore, and brother, Levi Skidmore (Louise).

James is survived by one brother, Bobby Skidmore (Ann); one daughter, Regina Woods (Randy); one son, Rickey Skidmore (Pam); five grandsons, Clint Skidmore, Dustin Skidmore (Heather), Tyler Skidmore (Emily), Nick Woods (Katie), and Clay Woods; three great-granddaughters, Anna Grace, Alyssa, and Lakeland; two great-grandsons, Tristian and Emory; sisters-in-law, Evelton Thorne, Zulene Wood, and Majorie Taylor; brother-in-law, Thomas Franks; and numerous nieces, nephews, and Christian friends.

The funeral service will be today at 11 a.m. at Pinkard Funeral Home Chapel, Russellville, with burial in Franklin Memory Gardens. Officiating will be Brother Don Ezell and grandson Nick Woods. Singing will be led by brother-in-Christ, DeWyatt Gilbert. The family received friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Randy Woods, Clay Woods, Tyler Skidmore, Clint Skidmore, Dusty Skidmore, and Carl Pierce.

Honorary pallbearers will be the brothers-in-Christ from Quinn Church of Christ.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the nurses and staff at Mitchell Hollingsworth, Regina Lawler, nurses and staff at Country Cottage Assisted Living, and Brentwood Assisted nurses and staff for the care of our precious father during the past few years.

Pinkard Funeral Home, Russellville, will be directing.

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