Edward Skinner, Sr., 77, of Findlay, Ohio, and formerly of Pike County, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, at the V.A. Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio. He was born Dec. 7, 1938, in Piketon, Ohio, son of the late Jesse Alonzo and Mary Catherine Hudson Skinner. Surviving is a son, Edward Skinner, Jr., and wife Roxie of Findlay; a daughter, Mary Taylor of Findlay; two granddaughters, Amanda Taylor and Katie Skinner Benjamin, and three great grandchildren, Aden and Rylan Taylor, and Mayleigh Benjamin; three sisters, Wanda Rogers of Georgia, Marguerite McKnight of Maryland and Betty Skinner of Piketon, Ohio. In addition to his parents, Edward was preceded in death by one grandson, Nicholas Taylor, a great grandson Taven Taylor, five brothers, Robert, Bill, Don, Jesse and Charlie Skinner, and three sisters, Violet Skinner, Ruthie Skinner, Eula “Rudie” Parks and Dolly Hopkins.

Edward was a retired supervisor for Phillips Manufacturing, an avid wood carver and a U.S. Navy veteran.

A graveside service will be held at Skinner Family Cemetery, Piketon. Arrangements are under the direction of the Botkin Hornback Funeral Home in Waverly.

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