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Boyd Eugene Skelton

August 12, 1927 January 9, 2019
Boyd Eugene Skelton
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Obituary for Boyd Eugene Skelton

Boyd Eugene Skelton, 91, of Bridgewater, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2019 in Pennsylvania.

Boyd was born on August 12, 1927, a son of the late Nettie Belle (Sensabaugh) and William Hershel Skelton.

He served in the U.S. Navy, was a member of the Mossy Creek Presbyterian Church and worked as a foreman for Virginia Power for over 40 years. He served as a past president of the North River Ruritan Club, past president of the Issac Walton League, and as a member of the Shenandoah Valley Knife Club. He was a hunter safety instructor, a member of Eureka Masonic Lodge AF&AM #195, and the Dayton American Legion Post #27, served as a Boy Scout Leader for Troop 54 & 38, was an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed making his turkey calls.

He was united in marriage on April 21, 1951, to Bonnie Belle (Swartz) Skelton, who preceded him in death on July 18, 2011.

Boyd is also survived by three daughters, Susan Elaine Hammer of Massanutten, Cathy Jane Burek and husband, Ed, of Amsterdam, NY, and Lisa Lee Michael and husband, Greg, of Bridgewater; sons, David Skelton and wife, Shelia, of Bridgewater, William A. Skelton and wife, Patty, of Bridgewater; fifteen grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by five sisters, Mary, Evelyn, Janet, Elizabeth, and Edith; a brother, William.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 12, 2018 at the Mossy Creek Presbyterian Church in Mount Solon, with Rev. Glen Coleman officiating. Burial will follow at Mossy Creek Church Cemetery Mount Solon, VA.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, January 11, 2019 at Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater.

Memorial contributions may be made to Generations Crossings, 3765 Taylor Spring Lane, Rockingham, VA 22801.

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6:00 PM 1/11/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1/11/2019 8:00:00 PM
Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater

208 South Main Street
Bridgewater, VA 22812

Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater
208 South Main Street Bridgewater 22812 VA
United States

funeral service




11:00 AM 1/12/2019 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 1/12/2019 12:00:00 PM
Mossy Creek Presbyterian Church

372 Kyles Mill Road
Mt. Solon, VA 22843

Rev. Glen Coleman officiating. Burial to follow at the church cemetery.

Mossy Creek Presbyterian Church
372 Kyles Mill Road Mt. Solon 22843 VA
United States

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Mossy Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery Final Resting Place

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Generations Crossings

3765 Taylor Spring Lane
Rockingham, VA 22801

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