Arthur Cecil "AC" Skinner, Jr.



Arthur Cecil “AC” Skinner, Jr., 81, of Hampstead and formerly of Burgaw passed peacefully from his earthly life on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center.

He was born September 11, 1936 in Pitt County, the son of the late Arthur C. Skinner, Sr. and Bernice Forrest Skinner. He was also preceded in death by infant twin daughters, Kaye and Faye.

AC is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Emily Horrell Skinner; son, Steven Cecil Skinner (Lynn Dee); daughters, Becky Skinner Webb (Gregg) and Jan Skinner Best (John); grandchildren, Steven C. Skinner, Jr. (Anna), Brooklyn Skinner Kennedy (Cory), Tyler Webb, Caroline Webb, Jack Best and Jacob Best; great grandchildren, Tyler, Lily, Cooper and Brady; brother, Leon Skinner; uncle, Sterling Skinner (Shirley); niece, Lisa Skinner Lefler; and many extended family and friends.

AC was a man of many facets and talents as was evidenced by his career which began in farming, then developed into AC Skinner Land Clearing followed by partnering in Skinner-Smith Construction. Through the years he was also was involved in land development. AC was a member of Hampstead Baptist Church

He was a loving husband and the BEST daddy and granddaddy anyone could ask for. After his retirement he truly enjoyed a different lifestyle; filling his time with golfing, fishing, oystering and shrimping. AC also took up cooking and passed many of his yummy recipes to his children. He was noted for his delectable barbeque pigs and the special sauce he made to go with them. His journey on this earth was blessed and amongst the many legacies AC leaves to us are the importance of God, Family and taking time to enjoy life.

The family will receive friends 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 in the Fellowship Hall of Hampstead Baptist Church with funeral service beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the church sanctuary. Pastor Joey Canady will conduct the service. Burial will follow in Potts Memorial Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Willard. Following the burial everyone is cordially invited to the Skinner home in Hampstead for a time of sharing and fellowship.

In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be given to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

A heartfelt thanks to Dr. Andre Leonard, MD, Donna Martin, Tina Robinson, Tashel Nixon, and Lower Cape Fear Hospice staff for their wonderful and compassionate care.

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Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Burgaw.