The Picayune Item
Leetown Community —
Funeral services for Edgar Bilbo Skipper, 94, of Leetown Community, who passed away Sunday, November 11, 2012, will be held Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at 11 a.m. at McDonald Funeral Home Chapel.
Visitation will be Wednesday, November 14, 2012 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at McDonald Funeral Home.
The Rev. Brian Tatum will officiate the service.
Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home.
A native of Picayune, he was a machinist and a member of Lee’s Chapel #2 Missionary Baptist Church. He was a master mason. Bilbo worked as a mechanic in the manufacturing industry for many years and also as a maintenance specialist at the Stennis Space Center. After retirement, he enjoyed farming and working in his vegetable gardens and sharing his bounty. Mr. Skipper’s life is one to be marveled and respected because he witnessed almost a century of American History. His sense of humor made him a person everyone loved to be around and he was notorious in finding the positive in every situation. Bilbo was a humble man of strong character, lived the Golden Rule to the fullest, always seeing the good in others. No one hesitated to ask him a favor as he put others’ needs ahead of his own. He was always there for his family and knew how to offer advice without interfering. Bilbo judged no man and treated all with respect and emphasized kindness toward others. As a family we are grateful to have experienced the warm and gentle nature of a man we called “Daddy”.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, William A. Skipper and Bertie O. Smith Skipper; his wife of over 56 years, Carrie Lee Mitchell Skipper; one sister; and six brothers.
Survivors include: his children, Gabriel Skipper and wife Kathleen, Steve Skipper and wife Joan, Byron Skipper and wife Donna, and Gaylene O’Cain and husband Jim; 10 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and his sister, Magdeline Lisenbea and husband Jimmy.
Obituary, register book and driving directions can be found on the internet page, at www.mcdonaldfh.com.