Angels carried John (Jack) Skinner, 83, to his heavenly Father, Monday, April 19, 2010. He and his family moved to San Angelo in 1975.

    Jack was born Aug. 30, 1926, in Temple, Texas, to Lorid Willis and Erma Houghton Skinner. He was a member of Southland Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran. serving in Washington, D.C. during World War II.

    Jack and Jo Ann Martin were wed June 30, 1949, at Calvary Baptist Church in Brownwood, Texas. They enjoyed almost 61 years of togetherness.

    Survivors include his wife Jo Ann Skinner of San Angelo; daughters, Johnis Ann McAden and husband David of Houston and Lori Lee Hale of North Little Rock, Ark.; granddaughter, Briley Ann Hale of North Little Rock, Ark.; brother, Charles Skinner and wife Wanda of Dickinson; and several nephews and great nieces and nephews.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Lorid Willis Skinner Jr.; and son-in-law, Robert Hale Sr.

    Jack was employed by J.C. Penney Company and later GTE/Verizon. His first assignment with the telephone company was Ballinger, Texas, then Brownwood, Texas, Bryan/College Station, Stuttgart, Arkansas, Texarkana, Texas and lastly San Angelo. He retired in 1987 after 35 years.

    He ran with the San Angelo Road Runners RV Club for several years until his health stopped this pleasure.

    He was a strong Christian man who loved his family more than anything. He will be sorely missed.

    Services will be held at 10 a.m. today, at Southland Baptist Church with Taylor Sandlin officiating. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. in Eastlawn Cemetery in Brownwood, Texas. Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson's Funeral Home.

    Pallbearers will be Terry Skinner, Lance Skinner, Martin Roberts, Dale Breland, Rob Hal Jr. and Bud Waller. Honorary pallbearers are Vick Eckert, Murray McKay, K.C. Collier, Curtis Scott, Erwin Voss, Jim Bozeman and members of The Friendship Class at Southland Baptist Church.

    The family wants to thank all those at Legend Oaks Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center who were so kind. And his special aides, Rose and Paula.

The family requests memorials be made to WATER FOR ALL, a missionary project, in care of Southland Baptist Church or a favorite charity.

    Family and friends can sign an online guest book at www. johnsons-funeralhome.com.