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Tommy Ray Skelton

August 8, 1934March 1, 2021
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On March 1, 2021, our beloved husband, father and grandfather, Tommy Ray Skelton , went to be with the Lord after a long battle with Lewy Body Dementia. The family will receive guests on Monday, March 8, 2021 at Dutton Funeral Home in Iowa Park, Texas from 6-8 PM. The service will be held at 2 PM on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 in the chapel at Dutton Funeral Home.

Tommy was born on August 8, 1934 in Harrold, Texas to Willard Skelton and Roberta (Hargrove) Skelton. He was married to his sweetheart, Wanda (Glissen) Skelton on September 17, 1953. They started their life together in Electra, Texas; but they lived the majority of their lives in Wichita Falls where he was an installer for Simpson Carpet Company for 16 years. In 1974 he started Skelton Carpet Service with his son.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Wanda Skelton; five children, Terry and wife, Paula Skelton of Jolly, Texas; Pam and husband, Ron Blankenship; Carla and husband, Jerry Sinclair; April and husband, Michael Anderson, all of Wichita Falls; Keith and wife, Leticia of Salado, Texas. He has 12 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.

Tommy enjoyed fishing, working on outdoor projects and spending time with his family.

The family requests memorials be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls, Beyond Faith Hospice, the Alzheimer’s Association, or Meals on Wheels of Wichita Falls.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, March 8, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, March 9, 2021

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Debbie Wright

March 13, 2021

Love and prayers. Tommy will be missed.

Keith & Leticia Skelton

March 3, 2021

Fond memories of our beloved Father and Father-in-Law!
We know he is now in the presence of our Father-in-Heaven.
Thus, it is not a 'good-bye', but a 'see you later'!
1 Corinthians 15:54-57 - KJV:
"So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."

Brittany Skelton

March 2, 2021

You will be greatly missed by so many people.

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Fish'n with Poppie

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Natalie and Poppie wait for the fish.

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Natalie caught one! two! three!

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Nathan holding her fish. What a helper!

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Fish'n with Poppie

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Natalie and Poppie wait for the fish.

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Natalie caught one! two! three!

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Nathan holding her fish. What a helper!

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Poppie is excited to explain how 900 catfish were dumped into Plum Lake this day 06/17/09.

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Poppie deciding which ones to keep...

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Nathan and Poppie share their thoughts on which bait to use...