Funeral services for William Skinner, 102, of Alto, will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, at Weeping Mary Baptist Church in Alto. Mr. Skinner passed away Wednesday, Nov. 13, in Alto. He was born July 22, 1917, in Alto, to Floyd Skinner and Ellen Easley Skinner. He had lived all his life in Alto and was a member of the Weeping Mary Baptist Church. He had retired from the Owen-Illinois Plywood Plant in Lufkin and had also worked as a farmer and an asphalt road repairman.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Minnie Skinner and 17 siblings. William is survived by daughters, Verdie Martin of Alto, Myrtle Washington of Dallas and Von Grey of Arizona; brother, James L. Skinner of Alto; sisters, Viola Jenkins of Alto and Icy Bell Skinner of Alto; as well as a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19, at O.T. Allen Funeral Home in Alto.
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