Gary Michael Skinner, 59, of Watha and formerly of Williamsburg, Indiana passed from his earthly life on April 8, 2018 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
He was born January 17, 1959 Wayne County, IN and was the son of Ruby Skinner and the late John William Skinner who died in 2008. Also remembered is his brother, John “Johnny” Skinner II who died in 2012.
In addition to his mother Gary is survived by his wife, Sharon “Sherry” Young Skinner; daughter, Julie Anderson (Sean) of Alma, GA; grandchildren, Zoey, Myles and Lucy Anderson; sisters, Dennisse Crumbaugh (Marty) of Waxhaw, NC and Traci Trotter (Pat) of Richmond, IN; sisters-in-law, Kathy Wright (Russ) and Cindy Herold (Tom); nephews and nieces, Todd Crumbaugh (Holly), Cory Crumbaugh (Ashley), Staci Vredeveld (Jeremy), Amanda Thornton (Justin), Hannah Trotter, Holly Trotter, Chris Wright, Cassidy York, and Aubrey Blue (Jason); and many extended family and friends.
Gary was a 1977 graduate of Northeastern High School in Indiana.
Gary loved his family which he always made time for. His most cherished friend and constant companion was of the four legged kind, his dog, Bella Blue. Gary loved life and enjoyed fishing in his beloved boat, NASCAR racing, hunting, camping in the mountains, and his cats. His professional career was being a mechanic which he excelled in. Gary will be remembered for his kind heart, warm smile, and feisty sense of humor. His departure from his earthly life leaves an empty place in our hearts.
Gary’s last gift on this earth was the gift of sight to others by donation of his corneas through Miricles of Sight.
There will be a gathering of family and friends on Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 6 to 8:00 p.m. at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Burgaw Chapel for a time of fellowship and sharing memories.
In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be given to Pender County Humane Society, PO Box 626, Burgaw, NC 28425.
Shared memories and condolences may be sent to the family by selecting "Guestbook" above.
Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Burgaw.
Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home (Burgaw)
Thursday April 12th, 2018
6:00pm - 8:00pm
308 W. Fremont St.
Burgaw, NC 28425
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So very sorry to hear this news about Gary! Cannot believe it!! You are all in our thoughts and prayers!! So many memories come to mind from when we were kids and our summers running in the woods and Sunday sports in the yard!! Praying for comfort for all!!! Barb (Williams) Osborn and Family
Submitted by Barb (Williams) Osborn on Apr 11 2018 12:57:45 PM
Deepest condolences. Thoughts and prayers for all of Garys family.
Submitted by Pam Terhaar -Bockhofer on Apr 10 2018 11:26:11 PM
Sherry i am so very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you.
Submitted by Debbie Oetzel on Apr 10 2018 05:11:33 PM
Sherry, We have a lost a great one. Gary was one of a kind, great heart, big smile. He will be missed by so many. I pray for you my friend and family of Gary. Love to you all.
Submitted by Lesia Roberts on Apr 10 2018 04:34:08 PM
Sherry, so sorry to hear this very sad news! May you hold all the happy memories close to you as you begin to heal. I enjoyed the many times at cookouts and fishing trips we all shared. Lots of love to you!!
Submitted by Rhonda Prince Nagy on Apr 10 2018 11:22:47 AM
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Phillip L sittloh lit a candle on Apr 10 2018 07:35:53 AM
Although it has been many years since I have seen him, I have very fond memories of laughter and fun times. Until we meet again.
Submitted by Brenda White Abrams-Hines on Apr 10 2018 05:25:08 AM
Deepest Sympathies, in thought and prayers.....Kim Mathews Puterbaugh
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