OBITUARY

Harold Ray Skyles

March 15, 1944December 18, 2016

Keithville, La. – Funeral services to celebrate the life of Harold Ray Skyles, 72, will be at Calvary Baptist Church 9333 Linwood Ave, Shreveport, Louisiana on Friday December 23, at 10:00am. Officiating the service will be Rev. Mike Igo of Calvary Baptist Church, Shreveport, LA. Burial will immediately follow at Centuries Memorial Cemetery 8801 Mansfield Road, Shreveport, LA. The family will receive friends for visitation on Thursday Evening December 22, from 5:00 pm-7:00pm at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 8801 Mansfield Road, Shreveport, LA. Harold Ray Skyles of Keithville, Louisiana left this earth to be with our Lord on December 18, 2016 at 10:20am after a 10-month battle with cancer. Harold was born March 15, 1944 in Shreveport, LA. He graduated from Fair Park High School in 1962, went on to attend Northeast Louisiana University before enlisting in the United States Army in 1963. After serving our country in the Army, he returned home, and joined the Shreveport Fire Department in 1966 where he worked up through the ranks, until he retired as Assistant Chief after 33+ years in 1999. He loved Jesus and was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church for over 30 years. He truly loved life, he loved his family, and he loved everyone he ever encountered. He thoroughly enjoyed the splendor of his Lords creation through hunting, fishing, golfing, and just sitting outside with his beloved wife of 39 years, Peggy. Harold is preceded in death by his mother Ozie Snead and father, Henry Row Skyles. He is survived by his wife, Peggy Greene Skyles, sisters Barbara Crews and husband Mike, Dorothy Severence and husband Bob and their families. Also by his children, Mike Wood, Harold Rodney Skyles, wife, Katrina, Douglas Skyles, wife, Selena, Raleigh “Punkin” Wood, Michele Skyles, and Toni Skyles-Williams, husband, Jesse, 18 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. Harold was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, true friend and so much more to so many. He loved his family, his family loves him, and he will be dearly missed.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Friday, December 23, 2016

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Pam Nelson

December 24, 2016

We will miss you so much. We know you are gone now but never forgotten. Love you, Mike and Pam

Robert gatti

December 23, 2016

I did not meet Harold until a few years ago through playing golf with the Sons of the Pioneers and the Silver Fox

After the first time we were in the same group I always looked forward to being in his foursome

We laughed a whole lot more than we played golf
It will not be the same without him

I heard that he was ill a few months ago and I planned to call him but something always got in the way

I am sorry that I did not get to make that call and have a few more laughs

I will Pray for Harold and his Family
and I will still smile when I think of him

Robert Gatti

Deana Sayles

December 23, 2016

Uncle Harold, your light will shine forever. Meeting you once was enough to love ❤ you always. I wish I had known you a lot longer. You touched so many lives. Now that you have your wings the Lord is using you in Heaven. LUV-N-PRAYERS

Deana Sayles

December 23, 2016

Aunt Peggy and my family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Uncle Harold was a very special man. I knew this just from meeting him. I wish I could be there with you now Aunt Peggy as you were with me. I love you very much and my Prayers are with you ALL. LUV-N-PRAYERS ❤

December 23, 2016

Dear Peggy and family . Harold and I grew up together , playing little league baseball at parkview elem.school. Attended Fair Park HS together , until 1961 when WHS opened . Starting seeing again at the Picadilly at Mall St.Vincent. We will miss seeing him. May God bless you and the family . Harold will celebrate this Christmas with Jesus. Jerry and Roxie Downing

Gloria Eubanks

December 23, 2016

Sorry for your lose. He was a classmate at FPH. He will be missed very nice guy to me in school. May God bless you and your at this time of need.

charles harris

December 22, 2016

so sorry, he was a brother in Christ and a dear friend

For the Commanders, Carroll R. Michaud

December 22, 2016

The Final Salute

Brothers in Arms, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged Hand Salutes as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This Hand Salute is the last that we shall render to Harold Ray Skyles our Brother-in-Arms. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Harold. And to Harold it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country during the Vietnam War while serving in the U.S. Army. Harold, we commend you for your honorable service. You are a true patriot, who served with honor and distinction. You upheld the finest qualities of an American patriot warrior: courage, commitment, generosity, sacrifice, love and devotion to family and country. You were a true friend. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 961 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion and the 233 veterans of VFW Post 2238 in Shreveport, Louisiana, we extend our sympathies and our condolences to Harold's family and loved ones.

Tommy Mills, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 South Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109

Charles Livingston, Commander, VFW Post 2238
1245 Gary Street, Shreveport, LA 71101

December 21, 2016

Sending condolences to Peggy and all the family. Rest in peace, my friend.
Glenn & Phyllis Flesher, Rosharon, Texas

Melynda sue Woods. McCarthy

December 21, 2016

FROM THE FAMILY