Myers-Reed Chapel


Perry D. Skinner

June 28, 1944April 27, 2021

Purple Heart Recipient ~ First Calvary Division, United States Army

Perry D. Skinner, 76, passed away Tuesday, April 27, 2021. Perry was born June 28, 1944 in Elizabethtown, Indiana to parents Woodrow and Ruth Skinner.

He married Claudia Moore on June 15, 1968 and together, they had three children. Perry served in the United States Army as part of the First Calvary Division and upon his discharge, he was granted a purple heart. After his service in the U.S. Army, Perry began working at Cummins and worked as a machinist until his retirement. He loved fishing, hunting, gardening, and anything that brought him outdoors. More than anything else, Perry loved his family. He was a devoted father and grandfather and loved spending time with his children and grandchildren any time he could. Perry is survived by his wife of 52 years, Claudia Skinner; his son, Russell (Jill) Skinner; his daughters, Angela (Adam) Imlay, and Linette (Tyrone) Buckingham; and his grandchildren, Miranda Elam, Steven Imlay, Hannah Elam, Shana, Shelby, and Shane Skinner, and Alyssa Buckingham. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his siblings, Carolyn, Marilyn, and Marshall Skinner. In keeping with Perry’s wishes, there will be no public services. We encourage anyone to leave online condolences for the family at Myers-Reed Chapel is serving the Skinner family.


  • Claudia Skinner, Wife
  • Russell Skinner (Jill), Son
  • Angela Imlay (Adam), Daughter
  • Linette Buckingham (Tyrone), Daughter
  • Miranda Elam, Granddaughter
  • Steven Imlay, Grandson
  • Hannah Elam, Granddaughter
  • Shana Skinner, Granddaughter
  • Shelby Skinner, Granddaughter
  • Shane Skinner, Grandson
  • Alyssa Buckingham, Granddaughter
  • Perry was preceded in death by his parents, Woodrow and Ruth Skinner; and his siblings, Carolyn, Marilyn, and Marshall Skinner.


  • In Keeping with Perry's wishes, there will be no public services.


Perry D. Skinner

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Doran Chambers

April 29, 2021

Claudia, so sorry and shocked to read of my friend Perry not being with us anymore. He seemed great when I saw both of u in Applebees last week. I have known him since we worked at Cummins. I always enjoyed talking with him. I know ur in shock also. I will be praying for u and the family. Doran Chambers, minister at Elizabethtown Christian. I have known the family for more than 40 yrs. His sister use to sing for us at various times. Claudia if I can help or u need to talk. My cell ph. is 8123716825. God bless u and the family.

Ralph and Judi Cox

April 29, 2021

Our deepest sympathies to the whole family. Haven't know Mr. Skinner for a long time but immediately upon meeting him it became clear what a nice man he was. He always spoke when he went by and called us by name and always had a smile on his face. Didn't know him for long but really liked him a lot. Much sympathy to you all.

Carol Harber

April 29, 2021

What a wonderful man. Always had a smile and made you feel important. Love the whole family. May God Bless you all and will keep you in my prayers. Claudia have so many good memories with you and Perry. Like coming into Penney and trying to seek up on me . If I can do anything at all . what a great family you are. My heart goes out to you

Mary Aton

April 29, 2021

Claudia and family,
We are so sorry to hear of Perry’s passing.We know how much He will be missed. Our thoughts, love, and prayers are with you and the family.

Tom and Mary Aton
Martha Skinner
David and Janice Skinner
Freida Stepp

Georgann West

April 28, 2021

Claudia - my heart goes out to you and your family. While I know you are hurting and will miss Perry find comfort in knowing he is in the arms of our God and will watch over you from heaven. Remember the good times and keep them close to your hearts. Heaven gained a special angel. May his memory be your blessings. Georgann and Teri