Funeral service for Thomas Chester Skinner, 79, Lawrence, will be 2 pm Friday, March 22, 2013, at Trinity Episcopal Church.
Tom was born in 1934 in Lawrence, the son of Chester Ernest Skinner and Irene Elsie Brabazon Skinner. He died Mar. 18, 2013, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He is survives by his wife, Shirley, of the home; three children, Carol Stevenson, Robert Skinner, and Ronald Skinner, all of Lecompton; three grandchildren, Ryan Skinner, Lecompton, Sarah (Matt) Koerner, Lawrence, and Timothy McLees, Christiansburg, Va.; one sister, Mary (Dennis)Stauffer, Lawrence; two great grandchildren, two step great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Tom served in the United States Army and was a retired truck driver. Among his interests were fishing, hunting, target shooting, and working on his farm. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Friends may call from 8 am to 8 pm Thursday where the family will receive them from 5:30-7:30 pm at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Lecompton Volunteer Fire Dept. or Lecompton United Methodist Church in care of the Funeral Home.