2010-01-07 / Obituaries

Jack T. Skipper

Saxton, 85

Jack T. Skipper, 85, Saxton, died Tuesday, December 29, 2009, at Donahoe Manor, Bedford.

He was born June 21, 1924, in Six Mile Run, a son of the late William T. and Flora B. (Wallace) Skipper.

On April 8, 1986, in Winchester, Va., he married the former Jessie Dickinson. She survives him along with the following sisters: Mary Dickson, Broad Top City; Madaline Schilling, Mc- Connellsburg; many nieces, nephews and a special niece and nephew: Ann Snyder, Saxton; and Jack Dickson, Saxton.

He was preceded in death by the following sister and brothers: Audrey Wigfield, Wallace Skipper and Palmer Skipper.

He was of the Methodist faith. He served in the United States Air Force as a corporal during World War II.

He was employed by Stoudnour Petroleum Inc. for 25 years as a truck driver until his retirement in 1991.

He was a life member of the Huntingdon Elks No. 976 and a member of Everett American Legion Post No. 8, Hopewell VFW Post No. 8634, Broad Top Old Timers Baseball Hall of Fame and the Everett Masonic Lodge F&AM 524.

He was an avid baseball player, known by many around the surrounding area through the sport of baseball. He thoroughly enjoyed sports in general.

Funeral services were held Thursday, December 31, at 11:00 a.m., at Akers Funeral Chapel, Saxton. James Snyder officiated. Burial was made in Broad Top City IOOF Cemetery.

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