Ronald Hu Skidmore, Sr. age 75 a resident of Moatsville passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at his residence. He was born April 18, 1940 in Kasson a son of the late William “Bill” Skidmore and Evelyn (Sinsel) Skidmore Weaver and step-father Oliver Duke Weaver. He was united in marriage for 56 years to Georgia (Triplett) Skidmore who survives. Also surviving are-
Two daughters, Tamara “Tammy” Sell and husband Danny of Sanford, NC
Patricia “Patty” McPherson and husband Mike of Philippi
One sister, Linda Kimble of Philippi
Three brothers, Perry Weaver
Mark Weaver, all of Philippi
Two grandchildren, Natashal Sell and Shawn McPherson
One great-grandchild, Cassidy Hope Sell
Mr. Skidmore was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward Skidmore; Jackie Weaver and one son, Ronald Hu Skidmore, Jr.
Mr. Skidmore worked at Bethlehem Coal Mines as a shuttle car operator, he was a laborer for Sunrise Construction, and retired from Barbour County Schools as a bus driver.
He served in the US Army from 1959-62. Mr. Skidmore was a member of the Bigelow Lodge #59 AF & AM, VFW Post #410, Barbour County Senior Center, he was a member and former superintendent at the Kasson United Methodist Church. He enjoyed deer hunting and attending tractor pulls. Mr. Skidmore was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.
Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home 220 N. Walnut St. Philippi on Thursday September 3, from 3-8 pm and on Friday September 4, from 8 am – 1 pm the service hour with Pastor Bill Lanham officiating. Interment will follow in the Central Chapel Cemetery with graveside rites being conducted by Bigelow Lodge #59, and military honors being accorded.