Funeral services for Mr. Ithel Levi Skipper, 83, of
Gainesboro, Tennessee, will be held at 2 P.M. on Thursday,
December 1, at Upper Cumberland Funeral Home. Burial will
follow in the Rob Draper Memorial Cemetery in the Stone
community of Jackson County.
 
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 4 P.M. – 9 P.M.,
and Thursday from 11 A.M. until time of services at Upper
Cumberland Funeral Home.
 
Mr. Skipper passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2005, at
his residence in the Richmond Chapel community of Jackson
County.
 
He was born March 25, 1922, in Cullman, Alabama, to the late
Eddie Skipper and Lura Self Baggett. On September 19,
1986, he was married to
Linda Skipper, who survives.

Mr. Skipper was a carpenter and cabinet maker. He was
affiliated with the Richmond Chapel Church of Christ. He served
in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was preceded in death
by
his parents: Eddie Skipper and Lura Self Baggett; 1 Sister:
Persia Harvison; and
4 Half-Brothers: Grady Baggett, Kyle
Baggett, Buford Baggett, and Ed Skipper.
  
Survivors include
His wife: Linda Skipper of Gainesboro, TN; 1
Son:
Ronnie Skipper of Nashville, TN; 1 Daughter: Patricia
Haffner of Columbia, TN;
3 Grandchildren: Zachary Ross
Skipper, Lindsay Skipper, and Henry Clay Haffner;
3 Half –
Brothers
: Morris Gene Skipper, Dalton Skipper, and Beul
Skipper, all of California;
1 Special Niece: Jeanine Robinson
of Alabama; and
1 Special Friend: Ashley Tippit of
Gainesboro, TN. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Bro. O’Neal Huffines will officiate at the services.

Pallbearers:  Ridley Mundy, Thomas Brown, Walter Davis,
Zachary Skipper, and Henry Clay Haffner

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the
Skipper family by contacting Upper Cumberland Funeral Home.
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