William L. "Roy" Skinner, 84, of Waterford, died Sunday (Dec. 23, 2012) at his home.
He was born Aug. 11, 1928 in Waterford, son of William Riley and Theresa Mae Hesson Skinner. He had owned and operated Skinner Firestone in Beverly for many years. He loved farming and had been a farmer for many years. He graduated from Waterford High School in 1946. He was an aircraft enthusiast and was a pilot for many years, owning his own plane. He was a member of the Mount Moriah Masonic Lodge #37 F&AM in Beverly and was a 32 Degree Mason, Scottish Rite Valley of Cambridge. He was also a member of the Washington County Farm Bureau.
He was married Aug. 21, 1948 to Dorothy McCutcheon Skinner, who died Feb. 26, 2008.
He is survived by a daughter, Patty Renner and husband, Jay, of Beverly; three sons, William Lee "Bill" Skinner and special friend, Patty Lee, of Waterford, Gary Linn Skinner and wife, Kelli, of Waterford and Vernon Kelly Skinner and wife, Jill, of Beverly; 10 grandchildren, Shane (Sheri) Wagner, Shawn (Darci) Wagner, Shannon (Angie) Wagner, Tisha Skinner, Thad (Ashley) Skinner, Tara (Evan) Wetz, Brandon (Cassie) Skinner, Travis Skinner, Alisha (Mitch) Klintworth and Kimberly Skinner; nine great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; eight stepgreat-grandchildren; special friend, Linda Huck; and three sisters-in-law, Bess Skinner, Lula Harwell and Joann Hutchinson.
He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; four brothers, Gale, Dean, Wilbert and Earl Skinner; and a sister, Ruth Richie.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 27, 2012) at McCurdy Funeral Home in Beverly with the Rev. Russell White officiating. Burial will be in Waterford Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday. A Masonic service will be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesday.
Donations may be made to the Beverly Waterford Rescue Squad or the Beverly Volunteer Fire Department.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.mccurdyfh.com.