Graveside services for Mr. Wilford Lee Skinner, Jr., 85, of Grand Saline, are scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday, September 24, 2020, at Haven of Memories, Canton, with Deacon William Flores officiating.
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Mr. Skinner died September 19, 2020, in Tyler. He was born December 11, 1934, in Grand Saline, to Wilford Lee & Georgia Maurine White Skinner. He was born and raised in Grand Saline and moved to Carrollton in 1963. Wilford served 4 years in the U.S. Air Force. He worked for 22 years for Braniff Airlines after receiving his Associate Degree in Business. Wilford was a member of the Teamsters Union and retired from Harris Corp. with 14 years of service as a security supervisor. Mr. Skinner was also a past member of the Knights of Columbus. Wilford moved back to Grand Saline in 1997, where he was a member of St. Celestine Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 45 years, Bonnie Haughton Skinner; sister, Wanda Williams; and daughter-in-law, Marianne Skinner.
Survivors include his two sons, Lee Skinner of Georgetown and Greg Skinner and wife Colett of Celeste; grandchildren, Torey Miles, Jake Miles, and Joey Skinner; numerous great-grandchildren; special friend, Cindy Jordan of Grand Saline; and numerous other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be Jake Miles, Joey Skinner, Lee Skinner, and Rick Reed.