Billy F. Skinner, 87, Lawson, Mo., died Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at the Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Richmond, Mo.
Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 14, 2013, at the Polley Funeral Home in Lawson, Mo. Burial will be in the Lawson Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Billy was born on March 21, 1926, in Lawson, Mo., the son of Loyd and Ruby (Cavender) Skinner. He was a 1944 Graduate of Lawson High School.
Billy Served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII Where he received the Purple Heart and also was the recepient of the Bronze Star.
On March 24, 1951, in Liberty, Mo., Billy married his wife of 62 years Frieda (Sharp) Skinner who survives of the home.
He was employed as a Rural Mail Carrier for the United States Post Office in Lawson, Mo., and retired from there after over 30 years of service.
He was a Lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans and a Lifetime Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was also a member of the National Rural Letter Carriers Association.
Besides his wife Frieda of the home, Billy is survived by one daughter: Brenda Cates and her husband Jim of Lawson, Mo. Two Sons: Bill Skinner and his wife Jane of Lawson, Mo., and Brent Skinner and his wife Renata of Chillicothe, Mo. One Brother: Harold Skinner of Independence, Mo. One Sister: Madeline Allen of Lawson, Mo. Four Grandchildren: Brian Cates of Denver, Colo., Justin Skinner of Kansas City, Mo., Jill Braune and her husband Bret of Lawson, Mo. and Rachel Skinner of Chillicothe, Mo. Two Great-Granddaughters: Janie and Brooklynn Braune, and Many Nieces, Nephews, and Friends.
Besides his Parents, He was preceded in death by Two Brothers: Albert and Ronald Skinner.
The family suggests that any Memorial Contributions be given to the Lawson Cemetery Association.
Arrangements are through Polley Funeral Home, Lawson, Mo. (816) 580-7704 www.polleyfuneralhome.com.