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Jimmy Earl (Skip) Skipworth

   Jimmy Earl (Skip) Skipworth, 79, died on April 25, 2015 at his home in Gardendale, Texas after a lengthy illness. A memorial service was held on May 2, 2015 officiated by Bro. Wayne Shelton with arrangements under the direction of Acres West Funeral Home in Odessa.
   Skipworth was born in Vernon on Nov. 21, 1935 to the late Jake and Grace Skipworth. He retired from Austin Distributing Company after more than 30 years. He was a past deacon at the East Side Baptist Church in Vernon.
   He is survived by two daughters, Christi Middendorf of Anna, Texas and Jan Cunningham of LaPorte, Texas; one son, J.R. Skipworth of Gardendale; one brother, Steve Skipworth of Gainesville; two sisters, Sandy Foley of Prosper and Sue Mitchell of Vernon, and several grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, a brother and a daughter, Pamela Cates.

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