Raymond Skelton

Born in Waynesboro, Tennessee on December 9, 1935

Departed on January 12, 2021 and resided in Hendersonville, Tennessee

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Raymond Skelton, age 85, of Hendersonville passed away on Tuesday, January 12,2021 in Hendersonville, TN.

Preceded in death by his grandparents Albert and Susie Skelton and mother Mattie Gibbs.
Survived by his devoted wife of 64 years, Shelbie Skelton, sons Don Skelton (Jane) and Michael Skelton (Kim), grandsons Justin Skelton (Patricia) and Josh Skelton (Braiden), brother Joe Gibbs (Linda).

A Celebration of Life for Mr. Skelton will be held at 3pm on the afternoon of Friday, January 15, 2021 at First Baptist Church of Hendersonville with Jeff Lake officiating. A visitation will be held two hours prior to the start of the service. Pallbearers for Mr. Skelton will be Justin Skelton, Josh Skelton, Steve McDuffie, Tim Prow, DeWayne White, Richard Schultz. Honorary Pallbearers will be Charles Tuck, Herman Keith and Co-workers of Western Electric.

Raymond was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and uncle. He was born and raised in Waynesboro, TN. He worked as an telecommunications equipment installer in facilities across the country for Western Electric for 44 years, retiring in 2001.

He was a member of First Baptist Church Hendersonville where he worshiped his Lord, attended the Bob Davis Sunday School class and served as an usher.

He loved to help his sons and neighbors with anything they needed, being quick to say yes whenever they called. It did not matter to him if it was an electrical or plumbing problem or if you were the elderly neighbor who needed someone to drive them to their doctor’s appointment. Our Dad was always being selfless and willing to give of himself. A trait admired by those who knew and loved him.

He especially enjoyed time with family, being outdoors fishing, hunting and growing vegetables in his garden.

5 Comments to Raymond Skelton

  1. Dwane Hunter
    January 14, 2021 11:37 am

    Worked with Raymond several years considered him a a Friend he will be missed RIP God’s speed my condolences to Shelby and familie

  2. Lynn Roshanfar
    January 14, 2021 1:45 pm

    We are praying for you all! Mom, Ann Adair, and I are sorry to hear this. I take comfort in knowing that he is home where we all aspire to be. A life well lived and a job well done.

  3. Dianne Greer Teague
    January 14, 2021 7:22 pm

    I have many fond memories of Mr. Skelton. My father and he worked together for 37 years and we were neighbors as well for much of that time. Thankful that we know he is with our Lord and we will see him again soon.

  4. Wayne Wilson
    January 15, 2021 6:31 pm

    Raymond was more than a friend to me, he was more like kin, almost like brother. Spent much of my career working with and getting to know him. We grew closer over time as we spent so much time together. Raymond was respected and loved by all who knew him. He’ll be greatly missed, but I have no doubt he’s with our Lord and Savior probably asking him if there’s anything needs fixing or he can do to lend a hand. Heaven’s getting another GOOD man today.
    Wayne Wilson

  5. Jim and Hilda Haygood
    January 15, 2021 7:18 pm

    Shelbie, we cannot express how sorry we are at the loss of you beloved Raymond. Rest assured we are thinking of you and our prayers are with you.

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