OBITUARY

Milton M. Skipper Jr.

June 19, 1925July 27, 2017

VET Milton Skipper, 92, of Amarillo died Thursday, July 27, 2017.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Griggs-Schooler-Gordon Pioneer Chapel with Pastor James “Jim” Benton officiating. Arrangements are by Griggs-Schooler-Gordon Funeral Directors, 5400 S. Bell St.

Milton was born June 19, 1925, in Floydada to Milton and Lucy Skipper of McLean. He was married for 62 years to Maurine Skipper, who preceded him in death on Jan. 22, 2010.

Milton worked as a police officer for a short while before going to work for P.G.C Feed Co., the company he retired from in 1987. Milton was a church member and loved the Lord. He was also a member of the Lodge and was secretary for many dedicated years there.

He served his country as a member of the Army in World War II and then as a volunteer at the VA Hospital from 1998 to 2017. He traveled many miles to pick up veterans to take them to their health care appointments. He served as the smiling face at the information desk at the VA Hospital.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, his brother and two sisters.

Survivors include four sons, N.D. Skipper and wife Ann of Anton, Tenn., C.W. Skipper and wife Jackie of Lubbock, Patrick Skipper and wife Venus of Amarillo and Montie Skipper and wife Mary of West Valley, Utah; a daughter, Shelia Taylor and husband Mitch of Amarillo; and numerous wonderful grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to Amarillo VA Volunteer Recognition or appreciation.

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sarah skipper

November 13, 2017

he was the best greatgrandfather

August 5, 2017

I AM A FRIEND OF NICK SKIPPER. SORRY TO LEARN OF THE DEATH OF MR. SKIPPER. EARL FEATHERS, KINGSPORT, TN.

Jerry & Janie Hensley

August 2, 2017

Skipper was a dedicated and faithful volunteer at the VA hospital. He was a pleasure to be around as he fulfilled his volunteer duties and he will be sorely missed. I'm sure that God has big plans for him. Adios my friend. Our prayers are with his family.

Bill and Sue Randall

August 1, 2017

Skipper was a good friend and church family member. We will miss him greatly. Our love and prayers go out to his family at this time.

Janet Stevens

August 1, 2017

Bill and I enjoyed Skipper at chapter. He always had a smile and a hug for both of us. He will be greatly missed.

Susan Piggott

July 31, 2017

James and I will miss Skipper. We were blessed to have him as our friend he holds a special place in our hearts. Our prayers go out to his Family at this time.

July 31, 2017

Dale and I will miss Skipper's smiling face and all the wonderful hugs of welcome I received. He always welcomed the Vets with a smile. He will be missed so very much.

Dale and Monette Merrimna

Charles & Mary Abercrombie

July 30, 2017

We are saddened to learn of the passing of Skipper. He was a good man and friend of many years. We will remember the family in our prayers.

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