Franklin Roosevelt “Skip” Skipper, age 77, of Glade Spring, Va., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 9, 2022. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Skip formerly attended Christian Heritage Church and Mt. Calvary Community Church in Glade Spring.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Skipper and June Porter Skipper; daughter, Pamela Skipper; brother, Bobby Skipper; and four sisters, Sheila Ervin, Jo Ann Thomas, Jo Ann "Big Jo" Lamb, and Gloria Skipper.
Skip is survived by the mother of his children, Barbara Skipper, of Abingdon, Va.; son, Franklin Rose; two daughters, Rebecca Skipper of Glade Spring, Va. and Faith Skipper; two brothers, Harold Skipper and Johnny Skipper; sister, Glenna Skipper; six grandchildren, Genesis Skipper, Exodus Clark, Journey Skipper, Nia Skipper, Alissa Worley, and Drake Rose; and a host of nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express their appreciation to Molly Buchanan, Jane Robinson and family, Freda Adkins, very special friends, Jeff Evans and Jerry Jones, Frank Yarber and family, Wilson Family, Wyatt Family, Pastor Melvin and family, Gayle Findley, NP, Nelly Foster, JMH Nursing Staff and Cancer Center, Dr. Moore, Oncologist.
My Sweet Daddy,
There are not enough words to begin to describe the love we have for you. You were the strongest man, most humble, kind, special, generous and loving father and grandfather. You never complained or showed weakness. Thank you for all the sacrifices you made, the years you worked hard to ensure provision for your family, going without yourself. I always prayed that God would bless you in this life, but I know He has paradise waiting for you in the Kingdom of Heaven. You deserve the biggest room in God's House. Rest easy, Daddy. I love you forevermore. John 14:1-3
It would take a lifetime to express what I hold in my heart for you... We were like a yo-yo going up and down but at the close of day we know our love was here to stay. We drove each other crazy and made our share of mistakes but like a shadow on the wall our love was here to stay... A part of me goes with you for you are the Skip and I am the Skipper and no amount of time or space will cause our love to fade... I loved you from the beginning to the end because our love is here to stay…Barbara Skipper
Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com and signing the online guestbook.
The family of Franklin Roosevelt “Skip” Skipper is being cared for by Farris Funeral Service and Crematory, 427 E. Main St., Abingdon, Va. 24210 (276-623-2700).