Gary Michael Skinner

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Obituary

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.