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Skipworth, David Charles

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January 19, 1947 - January 29, 2014

Skipworth, David Charles

My sweet love, David Charles Skipworth, met his Maker on January 29, 2014, at the age of 67, after a lengthy illness. He passed peacefully in his home.

 David was born in Greenville, Texas on January 13, 1947. After moving to Dallas, he attended Brian Adams High School in Dallas. With a heart for service, he joined the Marine Corps in 1967, and served several tours in Viet Nam, of which he was very proud. He was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon, the National Defense Service Medal and Campaign Medal with device. He attended Texas Aero Tech and Richland College. He worked for Ryder System Airline Service Division, and Horseshoe Casinos in Las Vegas and Shreveport. He became disabled in 1998.

 A quick wit, he loved to joke, he loved fishing, coin and stamp collecting and scuba diving. He was a member of American Legion and the NRA.

 He is survived by his wife Sandra Skipworth, brother Jack Skipworth (Ida), sister Joy Dickey (Dan), daughter Shawn Echols (Eric), daughter Stephanie Wells (Eddie Crain), son David Skipworth, Jr. of Las Vegas, daughter Melissa Skipworth of Las Vegas, grandchildren Jessica Nix, Whitney Hensley, Britney Murphy (Rocky), Tyler Echols, great grand children Makenzie Lyon, Rocky Murphy III, nieces Courtney Potter, Luciana Morgan, Jeanette Kenney, grand niece Jessica, Kendra and Joshua Taylor, Shayla and Philip Morgan and many beloved family members in Brasil.

The Celebration of life will be at Casa View Baptist Church, 130 East I-30, Garland, Texas 75043, Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Ice Cream social following. Memorials are may be made to Disabled American Veterans and Wounded Warrior Project.

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David Skipworth

February 08, 2014 8:20PM

I have made a tribute website for my father. It can be viewed at

Cindy Madrulli

February 08, 2014 11:08AM

Some people make a difference just by being who they are.
This is true of David and Sandra and the life they had together. They gave of themselves to their community and to the Meals on Wheels program. Their kindness reached others who were in need. For your generosity, we say thank you and God Bless you. May David’s celebration of life service bring you peace and renewed memories of the strength, love, and good that was David. Our prayers will be with you all.
With Sympathy,
Cindy Madrulli
Coordinator: Route 1202B Meals On Wheels

Johnnie Davis

February 08, 2014 10:36AM

David was a great neighbor ,always wanting to help someone.I willmiss him.May he rest in peace with our Lord and Savior.

Johnnie Davis

Harper Newman

February 08, 2014 9:54AM

It was a priviledge for me to get to know you all. Thoughts and prayers with you and yours and thankful that he is now with family and that great big dog of his Singhin

Vicki Srun friend

February 07, 2014 11:42AM

David and Sandra were a true love story. He shared with me that Sandra was the best thing that ever happened to him. They adored one another.

Sending loving healing thoughts and prayers to all of David's family and life long friends. Be comforted that although he is no longer here in the flesh, he will live on in our hearts and memories of the kind and loving man he was.

Roger and Sandi (Neighbors)

February 04, 2014 4:41PM

We are so deeply saddened at your loss, but David is whole and at peace in a much better place now.

Norma Raymond

February 03, 2014 1:00PM

What a joy David made it to your retirement and to his birthday. He was blessed to have such a wonderful nurse. He can now be at peace. You and your family are in our prayers.

Joy dickey

February 02, 2014 4:47PM

David was a loving brother and will be missed by his family and friends. Till we meet again big brother... Kisses