Donald E. Skinner

January 11, 1931 - April 9, 2002

01/11/1931 - 04/09/2002

Past Services

Visitation
Thursday April 11, 2002
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions
Service
Friday April 12, 2002
11:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions

VIRGINIA BEACH

Donald E. Skinner, 71, of Virginia Beach passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2002 in his home.

Born in Marion County, Ohio to the late Albert and Edith Skinner, he retired from the U.S. Navy as a PO1 and served during Vietnam. He was a Lifetime member of the VFW Post 8185 in Port Deposit, MD.

He is survived by his wife, Harriett Skinner; two sons, Larry Theaker of Virginia Beach and Tim Skinner and his wife, Barb, and their children, Tabitha and Shane, all of Lexington, Ohio; one brother, Ralph Skinner of Mansfield, Ohio.

The visitation will be held at Altmeyer Funeral Home on Thursday, April 11, 2002 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Friday, April 12, 2002 at 11:00am.

Please share your thoughts with the family about Mr. Skinner at altmeyer.com.

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Loren Jackson & Chalem Hartlage
7 years ago

Dear Family,

I’m writing to express sympathy and sadness from two of us.Even though I knew Skinner only caually from the Jamaica Inn which he frequented we hoisted many a beer together and went fishing together.I knew him as a good,honest friend,who was always cheerful and laughing.I never heard him say a bad word about anyone and he was always a man I looked forward to seeing and talking with.I know he was a blessing to his family and friends.My girlfriend, Chalem Hartlage,who was a cook at Jamaica Inn,knew him longer and better than I.He was a good friend to her and all the others at the Inn.He always made her day better by laughing and clowning with her.Since I travel,if something needed fixed at the house,he was always there.She cried when she found out he had cancer and was devastated by his demise.Our sympathy and condolences are with you-he left a piece of him with everyone he touched.

God Bless,

Loren Jackson

Chalem Hartlage

Percy Dean
7 years ago

Harriet & Family

Sorry to hear about Don. Remember him well. Hope you are doing fine. Take care of yourself.

Your old classmate

Percy Dean Still in Plymouth

Dennis Lybarger
7 years ago

Harriett and Larry: I want to express my deepest sympathy to both of you. You always was very good Neighbor’s on trux st. We had a lot of good times together. I would like to Salute Don for being a good Citizen of this country. He wouldn’t had to go to Vietnam but he did and that shows how dedicated he was to all of us. I hope he’s at Peace and you both are to. Sincerely, Dennis Lybarger from Plymouth, Ohio

Lloyd and Adena
7 years ago

Hello Tim and Barb

Sorry about your Dad. We just got back from Fl. and got this computer hooked up. Talked to your Mom and she told us that your Dad wasn’t doing too well. You have our sympathy and our prayers for you at this time.

Love,

Uncle Lloyd and Aunt Adena

Lloyd and Adena
7 years ago

Hello Tim and Barb

Sorry about your Dad. We just got back from Fl. and got this computer hooked up. Talked to your Mom and she told us that your Dad wasn’t doing too well. You have our sympathy and our prayers for you at this time.

elaine rudy
7 years ago

i am so sorry about skinner i and all that knew him will miss him terribly. skinner was a good friend of mine for twenty years . may god bless you all in your time of grief elaine a good friend

boband gwen
7 years ago

Thanks for all the memories and he will be dearly missed. Now when I pick up the phone to call for help I won’t have anyone to call. I truely believe GOD put him here on earth just to help people in need and now his job is complete, so GOD called him back home. He was a very dear friend. We want to wish The Family God’s Blessing. Bob and Gwen

Ron & Janet Lybarger
7 years ago

We were very sorry to hear about Don. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ronnie and Janet