John Earle Skillman III

Passed away on June 10, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Blount & Curry FH-Macdill Chap, TAMPA, FL.


John Earle Skillman III

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Lynn Skillman LeDuc

July 13, 2014

I didn't know John only reading his many good works on the Skillman website. And was hoping to get to meet him one day. So sorry for the loss of him. God Bless him. Our condolences to the family.

Bill Skillman

June 19, 2014

Ellie, So sorry to hear of John's death. He was a very dear cousin. I loved his dedication to the Skillman family name. Getting his hand-me-down toys and visiting him at West Point are some of my favorite childhood memories. Much love to your and your family.

JT Scully

June 16, 2014

I met John in 1987 when I was working with PaineWebber. I was new to their system and John was my initial contact in the southeast. We met for dinner at Bern's in Tampa and became fast friends over a few bottles of great wine.
As others have all commented, John was always a true gentleman and always a pleasure to be around. He was smart, funny, charming, well read and a connoisseur of fine wine. Even as our career paths zigged and zagged, we made it a point to stay in touch by email. We shared plenty of politically conservative viewpoints. I last saw John over lunch in Roanoke a year ago and although he was a valiant warrior against his cancer, he let me know that it was likely our last time together. We shared a hug and said goodbyes. He was a wonderful man who will be dearly missed.
Ellie, my prayers are with you and your family.

John Shelton

June 14, 2014

John and I became friends late in life through the Sons of the American Revolution and our interest in genealogy. We also shared a heavy book habit and had lunches occasionally just to discuss our reads; but then, we enjoyed being together and discussing just about anything.

All my and my wife Pam's thoughts and prayers are with you, Ellie, and your family. We know you will miss him deeply.

John was great friend and a real gentleman. I regret that I couldn't have met him earlier in life, and I will miss him.

William M. Floyd

June 14, 2014

While I did not know John very long, it was readily apparent he was a fine gentleman, a person with purpose and focus, and one who want his responsiblities to be done correctly the first time.
My prayers and thoughts go out to the Skillman family.
William M. Floyd

Jay Skillman

June 14, 2014

John was an Amazing man who accomplished so much, and will be Greatly Missed. I was privileged to have known him.
Jay Skillman

June 13, 2014

David and Suzan Wadley
To Ellie and family, we are so sadden to hear the news about John and have your family in our prayers. Unfortunately we having spoken in way to long and didn't realize Johns situation. The two of you have always been one of our favorite friends and we have such fond memories. Unfortunately both time and distance has a way of not staying in touch., now to much regret.
John was a mentor, a colleague and most importantly, a dear friend. We had so many experiences together and were fortunate to travel with Suzan and you on several trips. "Gentleman" describes John perfectly. His kindness, humor and love for family and life made him truly a unique man. We had a common love - Wine! Boy, did we enjoy talking, describing , smelling, sharing a great bottle of wine - or maybe two. I always remember John looking over his glasses as he would describe what he was tasting. Very thoughtful in every word. We had the greatest group of colleagues to work with and was a truly great period in our life's.
We wish we could be there to pay tribute to Johns life and give you a big hug Ellie.
Much Love,
David and Suzan

June 12, 2014

Dear Mrs. Skillman, Ken, Lee Ann and Paige,

Your family is very much in my heart today along with the many happy memories of our Tampa days.

With love,

Christina Sanborn Danese

Troy DeBord

June 12, 2014

Troy and Carol. DeBord send their condolences and fond memories from Cincinnati. Having had the pleasure of John's friendship and partnership as a treasured colleague for many years at PaineWebber , I wish only the rememberence of a life lived extraordinarily to Ellie and family. Always a gentleman, consummate professional and full of humor John welcomed a young colleague in the mid 1980's to the band of brothers at PaineWebber .It was a treasured experience I will carry forever as memories of John made all of us smile at his zest for life. Thank you John ....and Godspeed Troy DeBord