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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Submitted by Mindi on Apr 9 2018 09:28:36 PM
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Wickershams lit a candle on Apr 9 2018 09:27:20 PM
So sorry to hear of Gary's passing. Rusty also passed at age 59. Please know that you're in my thoughts at this terrible time.
Love you, Sherry
Submitted by Roxann Hollingsworth on Apr 9 2018 09:08:34 PM
Don’t know where to start .... I have known this man since I was born , he was always a person I loved to talked to and see !! He was a free spirit , and will be very missed!! Love you uncle Oscar
Submitted by Jara Maddox on Apr 9 2018 09:03:44 PM
I am very fortunate to having known Gary for 20+ years through work. He always had the answers. My go to. So smart. And always kept it real.
He also laughed ... a lot! I will remember his laugh.
He will be missed, and remembered fondly.
Submitted by Melinda Welborn on Apr 9 2018 08:27:35 PM
We are sorry for your loss. We’re going to miss Gary. Remember we’re right next door if you need us, Fred and Tina
Submitted by Tina Murphy on Apr 9 2018 08:06:18 PM
Gary was like family to myself and my children. I'm so sorry to hear of his passing. He was a great person and always there for a friend in need. He was a part of both of my children's lives, watching them play sports, graduating from high school, etc. "Skinner" will truly be missed. Love to his amazing wife Sherry who was Gary's rock!
Submitted by Kiha Eppley on Apr 9 2018 08:06:10 PM
So sorry to hear of the passing of my best friend in high school. Though I had not seen Gary in many years, the memories we shared together will last a lifetime. Gods speed my old friend, may the Lord bless and keep your family during this time. God bless.
Submitted by Drew sheffer on Apr 9 2018 07:48:06 PM
My heart goes out to the family, quite a guy always had a smile.Ill miss him but will see him again.Love you brother.
Terry (Buff) Bufford
Submitted by Terry Bufford on Apr 9 2018 07:40:45 PM
Uncle Gary was a kind, funny, and caring person. You could always count on him to make you smile and laugh! He had a great sense of humor and told you like it was, even if it wasn't what you wanted to hear! He was great at his work, knew how to work with difficult people and fix just about anything! He will be missed!
Submitted by Amanda Thornton on Apr 9 2018 07:30:10 PM
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