Marion Dr. William R. Skelton, 74, passed away on Thursday, January 3, 2008 at 3:13 P.M. at Heartland Regional Medical Center.
Dr. Skelton was born May 17, 1933 in Butler, Alabama the son of William E. & Bessie (Wallace) Skelton. He married Bercha Moore on June 14, 1953 in Pocahatus, Arkansas and together they have shared over 54 years of marriage. She survives in Marion.
Dr. Skelton retired from Choate Mental Health Hospital where he was a Clinical Psychologist. He was an Air Force Veteran.
Following retirement, Dr. Skelton worked part-time at Comprehensive Services, Inc. in Mt. Vernon. More than anything, he enjoyed spending time with his family camping, golfing and cheering on his grandchildren (their biggest fan). He also found time to pilot his motor home to several destinations; run, walk and bike, and relax listening to blues and jazz music.
In addition to his wife, Bercha he is survived by:
Son Rickey Skelton and wife Debbie of Herrin
Daughter Linda Thompson of Summerset, Kentucky
Son Michael Skelton and wife Denise of McKinney, Texas
Amy Doss and husband Mark of Marion
Chuck Foster and wife Nicole of Panama City, Florida
Michael Skelton of McKinney, Texas
Andrew Skelton of McKinney, Texas
Six great grandchildren;
Jonathan Wagner of Marion
Elijah Doss of Marion
River Doss of Marion
Camden Doss of Marion
Chase Foster of Panama City, Florida
Hannah Grace Foster of Panama City, Florida
Brother Buford Skelton and wife Stella of Louisiana
Sister Dorothy Martin and husband Bill of Fort Payne, Alabama
Several nieces & nephews
Preceded by Parents, Daughter Janet Lee Skelton
Funeral services will be Monday, January 7, 2008 at 10:00 A.M. at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Buford Skelton officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday evening from 5:00 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.