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Richard Burnard Skinner

Obituary Date: Monday, July 4, 2016
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday July 8, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Richard Burnard Skinner, age 79, of Gainesville. Micheal King, Rebecca Fowler and Brian Skinner will officate. Interment will follow at Alta Vista Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mr. Skinner passed away Monday July 4, 2016 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
 
Richard was a faithful servant to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He will be rememberd most for his love of music and singing. It gave him great joy to sing about the Lord. Richard was a member of several gospel groups. He also was choir director for Eastview Baptist Church, East Hall Baptist Church, and Morning Side Baptist Church, where his church membership was.
 
Richard started loving music while in chorus at Gainesville High School, where he graduated in 1955. He later met the love of his life Marie Colbert and married on June 17, 1956. Richard and Marie recently celebrated their 60 th wedding anniversary. Richard worked for Olympic Oil. After retirement he loved to work in his yard. Everyone always told him he had the prettiest yard.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene Skinner and Lavinia Gibbs Skinner, brothers, Willliam Skinner, LeRoy Skinner, Mac Skinner, and sister, Juanitia Skinner.
 
Survivors include his loving wife, Marie Colbert Skinner, Gainesville, sister, Carolyn Neverla, North Augusta, South Carolina, daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and Wallie Fowler, Maysville, daughter and son-in-law, Leslie and Alan Rogers, Lula, son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Gem Skinner, Gainesville, grandchildren, Hannah Rogers, Rachel Rogers, Zeth King, Micheal and Autumn King and one great grandchild, Lili Mae King.
 
Online condolences may be made at wardsfh.com Ward's Funeral Home 758 Main Street S.W. Gainesville in charge of arrangements.
Funeral Date
07/08/2016 at 2:00PM
Funeral Home
Wards Funeral Home & Crematory
Phone
770-534-5351
Address
758 Main St. SW, Gainesville 30501
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