Roy Howard Skinner

Roy Howard Skinner, 75, of Weston took his final road trip to his Heavenly Home on Mon., May 27, 2019, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston.

He was born in Weston on January 12, 1944, a son of the late Howard Skinner and Grey Lake Skinner Doyle.

Roy’s living legacy is his four children: Michael Skinner of Weston, Connie Reed of Jane Lew, Brenda Riffle and husband, David, of Weston, and Jeremy Skinner and fiancé, Jennifer Murray, of Jane Lew; eight grandchildren: Richard, Tiffaney, Shawn, Brian, Davy, Kendra, Leah and Ava; four great-grandchildren: Jonathan, Marcus, Steven and Alexis; three great-great-grandchildren; and four siblings: Jim Skinner of Weston, Allen Skinner and wife, Betty, of Jane Lew, Lola Yeager and husband, Bob, of Horner, and Penny Sirbaugh of Weston.

Roy was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Kimberly Skinner; grandson, Joshua Skinner; granddaughter, Kandace Skinner-Brown; and two brothers: Roger and Glen Skinner.

Roy was a hard-working go-getter and spent years as a school bus driver for Lewis County Board of Education. As an employee of Jerry Stout, Roy worked in the greenhouse, junkyard and the sport shop. As if that wasn’t enough, he was self-employed as a truck driver, logger and auctioneer and owned his own salvage yard.

He loved and spoiled his grandchildren. Second only to spending time with his family, water-side and casting his line is how Roy liked to spend his time. He very much enjoyed his annual trips to Canada and Alaska – always in search of the one that got away.

Roy’s request for cremation has been honored. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Haleville Union Mission Church located on SR-19 in Weston at 5 p.m. on Mon., June 3, 2019 with Pastor Mike Riffle officiating.

We, at Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service located at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew, are honored and privileged to serve the family of Roy Howard Skinner. Online condolences may be expressed at


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