Harold Skipper, Jr. (Skip) was born to Stella Hounshell Skipper and Harold Skipper, Sr. on November 28, 1960, in Glade Spring, VA.
Skip was the ultimate sports fanatic “Go Redskins” who loved his family passionately. His quiet spirit spoke volumes and a glance of his eyes would stop you in your tracks. He loved you inwardly not always able to express it outwardly, but his love was there and those of us who knew him, knew he loved hard. He was no nonsense and knew everything, and I mean everything. If you asked him, he knew it and although knowing sometimes it may not have been correct, he said it with confidence and made you believe it was right. The words he did speak were rare, but they were powerful or made you laugh hysterically. Skip also was a collector no matter how big or small he had an eye for items that held value and rare always looking for that special antique.
A proud United States Marine Pfc. Harold Skipper Jr., served with Headquarter and Service Battalion, 2nd Force Service Support Group, Marine Corps’Base, Camp Lejeune, N.C. He also served in 29 Palms California in the Marine Corps Reserve Support Center as a Travel Clerk for 4 years and Maintenance Management Clerk for 1 year. Let’s not forget he received a Rifle Sharpshooter Badge and Good Conduct Medal. He received an Honorable Discharge from Active Duty as an E-4 Corporal.
Skip leaves behind to cherish his memories his mother Stella Turner of Glade Spring, VA, his father Harold Skipper, Sr. (wife Helen) of Maryland; his daughter Jazmin Skipper Simpson (husband James) of North Carolina, his son Jamod Skipper (wife Megan) of Kentucky; his wife Regina Hill Skipper (Jeanie) of Glade Spring; two brothers Eric Skipper (wife Brenda) of Maryland, Durwin Skipper of Glade Spring, VA; two sisters Regina M. Skipper of Maryland and Donna Wilson also of Maryland. He had 7 grandkids and many nieces, nephews, great nephews and great niece all of whom called him simply “Uncle” or “Unc”.
The family asks in lieu of flowers and cards that you spread kindness to others and strive to let those that are living know you love them and cherish those moments. The family also asks that you visit those while you can speak to them and not wait until it’s too late.
It was Harold’s choice to be cremated. The family will have a private gathering at a later time to celebrate Harold’s life.
Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com and signing the online guest register.
The family of Harold Skipper Jr. is being cared for by Farris Funeral Service and Crematory, 427 East Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210 (276) 623-2700