Richard A. Skinner, 58, of Sullivan, passed away on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. He was born on Sept. 19, 1954, in Vigo County, to Leslie Skinner and Phyllis Chubb Skinner Shake. Richard was a 1972 graduate of North Central High School. He loved playing music, riding motorcycles, his grandchildren, dogs, and also was a Teamster for the Local 135.
Survivors include his wife, Sheri Jackson Skinner; his former wife, Candy Skinner; sister, Cindy Dirker and her husband Steve of Martinsville, Ind.; two daughters, Jessica Skinner and her companion Jeff Carson of Terre Haute, and Jenny Skinner and her companion Thad Walton of Indianapolis; two stepdaughters, Brooke (Matthew) Truxal of Terre Haute and Hillary (Matthew) Smith of Clinton; a stepson, Patrick (Jenelle) Morgan of Fishers; a nephew, Matthew Skinner of Terre Haute; and eight grandchildren, Zane Carson, Alexander Carson, Kennedy Helderman, Xander Truxal, Grady Truxal, Cole Smith, Morgan Smith and Maeleigh Morgan.
Memorial services for Richard will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Holmes Memorial Chapel. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. until the time of services. Immediately following services, there will be a celebration of life taking place at Shelburn American Leigon Post. In lieu of flowers donations may be made the Sullivan County Humane Society.