Harry Colquitt Skipper, 78, passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at home surrounded by his family.
Harry was born on March 2, 1945 to Willie “Bill” Vandorn Skipper and Florence Hodges Skipper. He retired from U.S. Civil Service in 2001 on Fort Stewart where he worked as Pest Control Foreman for the Department of Public Works. In addition, he owned a landscaping business for many years. Harry was famous for his love of gardening and sharing his crops with everyone. He especially had a talent for frying pork skins, making deer jerky, and boiling peanuts. More than anything, he loved his family and spending time fishing either at the Coast or on the river.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and five siblings, Virginia Williams (Billy), William “Sonny Boy” Skipper, Isaac Billy Skipper, Bobbie Skipper McDonald, and Thomas Skipper.
Harry is survived by his loving wife of fifty-seven years, Connie Linder Skipper; three children, Shelley R. Skipper, Harry “Hal” Skipper (Tina), and Courtney Leigh Smiley (Jody); three grandchildren, Dalton Smiley (Chelsea), Regan Smiley, and Cori Levesque (Kevin); three great-grandchildren and one on the way, Colton Knudson, Layton McFann, Colin Levesque, and Henley Sue “aka Henry”; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws.
Visitation will be from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 10, 2023 at Carter Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 11, 2023 at A New Beginning Church, 2047 GA Highway 57, Ludowici, GA 31316. Burial will follow in Allenhurst Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to The American Cancer Society, MD Anderson Cancer Center, or to the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion.
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