OBITUARY

Robert Lewis Skidmore

November 8, 1936February 20, 2021

Robert Lewis Skidmore, 84, of Paris, passed away Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, at Paris Regional Medical Center. Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23rd at Southside Baptist Church with Rev. Billy Norris officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Robert, the son of Robert Skidmore & Susie Holt Skidmore, was born Nov. 8, 1936, in Paris. He was a deacon at Southside Baptist Church and treasurer for 20 years. Robert spent his life working at Uarco. He also loved woodworking. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and proudly served his country. His parents, Robert & Sue Skidmore, and his in-laws, Jack & Martha Cope, preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Patsy Cope Skidmore, two sons, Rusty Skidmore & wife Carla, and Rodney Skidmore & wife Lisa, three grandchildren, Kaitlyn Sleeper & husband Caleb, Elisha Skidmore & boyfriend Cade Armstrong, and Jacob Skidmore, one great granddaughter, Elizabeth Sleeper, sisters-in-law & brothers-in-law, Jackie & Johnny Clark and Carol & Sam Weller along with many nieces & nephews and a host of friends. Casket bearers will be: Todd Kourakos, Barry Cope, Larry Cope, Cade Armstrong, Caleb Sleeper, Rick Ruthart, Benny Fields, and Bruce Conder. Honorary bearers will be members of the Men I Sunday School Class and Deacons of Southside Baptist Church.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Todd Kourakos
  • Barry Cope
  • Larry Cope
  • Cade Armstrong
  • Caleb Sleeper
  • Rick Ruthart
  • Benny Fields
  • Bruce Conder
  • Men I Sunday School Class, Honorary Bearer
  • Deacons of Southside Baptist Church, Honorary Bearer

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

  • Interment

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Memories

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Lon Penton

February 24, 2021

It has been many years since Robert and I we in High School together but he was a good friend for many years and he will be missed. So many of our classmates have passed on and even if I moved on the Seattle, WA and then to Las Vegas I still cherish the good times at Paris High School and my many classmates over the years. My heart goes out to Roberts family and I wish them well.

Larry Reaves

February 22, 2021

Becky and I were saddened by the news of Robert's untimely departure, but at the same time as Brother Billy stated this past Sunday he is now in the loving arms and care of our Lord and Savior. We know his absence will be felt by many, especially you Patsy after 60 years of marriage. I know he was a man looked up to, particularly by Rodney and Rusty. Rodney shared with me during a recent camping trip how special his dad was and it was obvious how much he admired him. Robert's wealth of knowledge regarding our church's history and business matters was always a great help to me over the past few years. May God make his presence known to each of you in the days ahead.

Sharon houchins

February 22, 2021

Patsy, Rodney,and Rusty
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.. God comfort you in your time of loss

Sharon Houchins

Denton Evans

February 22, 2021

Rusty and Rodney,
Praying your dad's "Poppie's" love, laughter and the memories you made be a comfort to you. Praying that the life lessons of Robert will always stay with you---Remember these are his gifts to you.
With Heartfelt Sympathy, Denton & Doris

Denton Evans

February 22, 2021

Patsy,
Praying for you to have God's comfort, peace, and strength when your days are long. Praying for God's healing love to be seen with your eyes in ways only your heart can know. Praying for God to comfort you with the memories of 60 years of a "wonderful" marriage that you and Robert shared together. With Heartfelt Sympathy, Denton & Doris

Tammy Wheeler

February 21, 2021

Sending love to this precious family.
I am Carla’s cousin from Nacogdoches, and I just wanted to say that I love Rusty, Carla, and Jacob very much.
My heart is so heavy for this entire family. Patsy is certainly in my prayers, as well as the rest of this family.
Please know that I am thinking of all of you during this time.
God Bless You All.
-Tammy

Jerrie Huffman

February 21, 2021

Patsy,Rusty,& Rodney, I am so sorry for your loss.worked with Robert many years he was a good man prayers for your family, Jerrie Huffman

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