Robert Gene Skidmore Sr.

October 2, 1946November 21, 2021

Robert Gene Skidmore, Sr., age 75, of Houston, TX, passed away November 21, 2021.

He was born to Colquitt and Lois Skidmore on October 2, 1946 in Salina, Kansas. He grew up with a large family, including two sisters, two brothers, and countless friends. Known to many as “Bobby” or “Skid,” Robert would later enlist in the United States Marine Corps. He served as a machine gunner in The Vietnam War where he made additional lifelong friendships. Robert would spend the working years of his life in the food, beverage and grocery industry where he was employed as a salesman, ultimately retiring in 2005.

Robert was married to Sharon Kay Skidmore for over 40 years. They had one child, Robert G. Skidmore, Jr., who would later marry Lisa Button-Skidmore and have two children, Cayden and Cameron. Robert was a proud father and grandfather and enjoyed time with his family. He especially enjoyed tagging along with his wife, Sharon, to various casinos where she would enjoy the slot machines and he would enjoy the food.

He is survived by his son, Robert G. Skidmore, Jr., and his family, Lisa, Cayden and Cameron, his brother and his wife, John and Vivian Skidmore and family, his sister Nancy Stone, his other sister and her husband, Mary and Chris Prince and family, and countless other friends who he’d met through the years. Robert is preceded in death by his wife, Sharon, his parents Colquitt and Lois, and his brother, Jamie Skidmore.

There will be a committal/burial service with military honors for family/friends, which will occur on December 15, 2021, at 10:00AM at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77038. Please arrive no earlier than 9:45AM and line-up in Designated Lane 1 and remain in your vehicle. Afterward, there will be a procession to the appropriate pavilion for the service.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the PTSD Foundation of America (Camp Hope) located at 9724 Derrington Road, Houston, Texas 77064 in Robert’s name.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the SKIDMORE family.


15 December

Committal Service

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Houston National Cemetery

10410 Veterans Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77038


Robert Gene Skidmore Sr.

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Gwendolyn Thompson

December 5, 2021

Uncle Bobby always had a great sense of humor. He told good stories, and was often generous. He helped my family out many times. He loved his kids& delighted in his grandkids. He loved to be silly with them & spoil them. He will be sorely missed. He was a bright& fun light that has gone out for our extended family.


November 24, 2021

Skid you were a brother in law of laughs. There are so many good memories when we all lived side by side on Frick Road. Between the stunts Sharon would think up and anyone else around there, we were all kept entertained. You were the best sport of all and laughed along side us all. The parties we had were always full of laughs, dancing and plenty of good music. When the area changed we just all moved North and tried to remain close but time , age and distance made a difference.
Robert, Jr. will be OK.
You were a wonderful father, uncle and grandfather. Loved by all and will be missed by many. We are looking forward to seeing you, Sharon, and many others whom have crossed over to the after life.
You will remain in our prayers along with Sharon, David, and Dad until we meet again. Love from Janis and Ernie Reams

Deborah Worsham

November 24, 2021

The thing I remember most is your sense of humor. You were so funny. You loved to eat and was always ready to eat again. We had some good time over the years traveling with Mom and Sharon. I do remember Sharon and I scarring you at home one night and we laughed so hard about it for years.
These are my memories and I will cherish them until we are all meet again. Rest in Peace now. It's was nice being your sister in law.
Love you Debbie Worsham

Joni McGee

November 24, 2021

Fond memories of cousin Bobby - as kids would stay with Bobby, sister Nancy & family when they lived off Montrose-Houston Tx. Ride the bus downtown Houston & go to the movie theater. Eat Pizza 🍕 at Tony’s end on Montrose. Ride bicycles. It was safe back in the day. He was always happy, smiling. Good kind man. May sweet memories of Bobby give you comfort. With deepest sympathy to this family. Aunt Marie sends her 💕 love.