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Leon R. Skinner, 84, Trafalgar

Leon R. Skinner, 84, Trafalgar, passed away Tuesday evening, Oct. 8, 2013 at Franklin United Methodist Community.

Leon was born in Morgantown March 25, 1929, to the late Ralph R. and Mona O. (McCoy) Skinner. He was a 1947 graduate of Morgantown High School where he played basketball and was proud to be on the winning team of the 1947 Tri-County Championship Tournament game. Leon went on to marry his sweetheart, Antha Mayon (Milton) Skinner Oct. 19, 1949 in Green River, Wyo. She preceded him in death March 16, 2007, after 57 devoted years of marriage.

Leon retired in 1990 from Local 103 operating engineers union in Indianapolis, working mainly for Tousley-Bixler Construction Company as a heavy equipment operator from 1956 to 1985.  Prior to that, he worked as a store clerk for Hickman Regal store in Morgantown for six years. He was a 60-year member of Morgantown Baptist Church where he was very active through the years. He was a former Sunday school teacher, Sunday school superintendent, past deacon and monitor of the business meetings. Leon enjoyed flying model airplanes, playing golf with his friends and was known as a “pool shark”. He also enjoyed spending time with his family, going to breakfast with his younger brother, eating biscuits and gravy, visiting with his friends at local restaurants or pitching horseshoes with them at Johnson County Park.

Leon will be greatly missed by his children, Dewayne (Debbie) R. Skinner of Fair Play, Mo., Dana (Carol) K. Skinner of Whiteland and Carla A. (Machael) Popplewell of Trafalgar. He will be remembered by his brother, Dean Skinner of Nineveh; eight grandchildren, Leon T. Skinner of Greenwood, Matthew S. Skinner of Newton, Kan., Carmen O. Headrick of Whiteland, Kirk Dean Skinner of Newton, Kan., Clinton Skinner Popplewell of Trafalgar, Cari A. Skinner Dimercurio of Wichita, Kan., Breanne L. Crawford of New Whiteland and Leah Hendricks of Bloomington; and ten great-grandchildren, Anthony Popplewell, Dawson Headrick, Ethan Crawford, Jaye Skinner, Dylan Headrick, Alex Skinner, Charlie Jo Skinner, Bryson Headrick, Tyler Crawford and Rocco Dimercurio.          

He was preceded in death by a son, Bert Preston Skinner; siblings, Doris Hickman and Kirk Skinner. 

The Rev. Lee Snider will conduct a funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions can be sent in honor of Leon to the American Diabetes Association, 6415 Castleway West Drive, Suite 114, Indianapolis, IN. 46250 or to Morgantown Baptist Church “Shelter House Fund”, 109 E. Elm St., Morgantown, IN. 46160. 

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Skinner family at meredith-clark.com

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  • October 31
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • October 31
    Trick-or-Treat hours set for Nashville
    6 to 9 p.m. Nashville
  • October 31
    Deadline to RSVP for Brown County/Purdue Extension dinner meeting
  • October 31
    Sprunica church fall community night
    5 to 9 p.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • October 31
    Trunk or Treat at Helmsburg church
    6 to 8 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • November 1
    Annual chicken noodle dinner, craft bazaar at Christiansburg church
    4 to 7 p.m. Christiansburg United Methodist Church, 7372 S. Christianburg Road
  • November 1
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 1
    Annual craft, bake sale at Helmsburg church
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St.
  • November 1
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • November 1
    Annual bazaar, quilt raffle, bake sale, bean dinner
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Goshen Community Church, 2798 Gatesville Road, Bean Blossom
  • November 3
    Nashville Redevelopment Commission
    4:30 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • November 4
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds
  • November 4
    Government offices CLOSED
  • November 4
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    7 to 8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • November 5
    Woodworkers club
    7 p.m. Charlie Roush's Shop, 6987 Christianberg Road
  • November 5
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • November 6
    Gospel jam session
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East, Gnaw Bone
  • November 6
    WRAPS meetings
    7 to 9 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • November 6
    Salt Creek Trail Committee
    10 a.m. BC Parks & Rec. Office, 1001 Deer Run Lane
  • November 6
    Brown County Schools Board of Trustees
    6:30 p.m. Helmsburg Elementary School, 5378 Helmsburg School Road
  • November 6
    Rotary Club
    7:15 a.m. Artists Colony Inn, 105 S. Van Buren St.
  • November 7
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • November 8
    Second Saturday Village Art Walk
    5 to 8 p.m. Downtown Nashville
  • November 8
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • November 8
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 8
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • November 11
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 11
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • November 12
    Mandatory scholarship meeting at the high school
    6:30 p.m. Brown County High School, 235 School House Lane
  • November 12
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • November 13
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • November 14
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • November 15
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 15
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • November 18
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 19
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • November 20
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • November 23
    Nashville Reserve Officers host chili cook-off
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nashville P.D., 200 Hawthorne Drive
  • December 13
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road