Harold  Skidmore


Harold W. Skidmore
Funeral services for Harold Winston Skidmore, age 86, of Palestine are scheduled for 1:00pm Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Southside Baptist Church with Pastor David English officiating. Military and Masonic graveside services will follow at Land of Memory Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Herrington / Land of Memory Funeral Home.
A visitation will be held Friday evening from 6:00-8:00pm at Herrington Funeral Home.
Mr. Skidmore passed away Monday, April 22, 2019 in a Tyler hospital. He was born in Grapeland, Texas on July 13, 1932 to Arland Grand Skidmore and Annie Maude Chaffin Skidmore. Harold was retired from the U.S. Navy after 30 years of service. He moved to Palestine in 1975 and was an active member of Southside Baptist Church. He had worked for Texas Department of Criminal Justice and Eilenberger's Bakery and was currently a volunteer at Palestine Regional Medical Center. He was also a member of Masonic Lodge #31 of Palestine.
Mr. Skidmore was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Pat Skidmore and former wife, Elizabeth Skidmore; sister, Treva Finch; son, Dwight "Butch" Skidmore; and daughter and son-in-law, Sandra Pancake and Kent Pancake.
Survivors include his daughter, Debrah Skidmore; step-daughters, Tracy Betz and Laura Upshaw; sister, Neva Jean Trahan; grandchildren, Stacey Braun, Beckie Fisher, Jay Motes, Joanna Wilson-Jordan, Yvonne Hull, Elizabeth Pancake, Tricia Walker-Miller, Makensie Olive and husband Mark, Taelor Maciel, Brandon Maciel, and Christin Maciel Moore; 16 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and an endless number of friends.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of Adult 7 Sunday School Class at Southside, Manny Valladares, Thomas Maciel, Joe Fisher, Dacota Walker, Mark Olive, David Bratz, and John Trahan.
View online at www.herringtonfuneral.com.
Published on April 23, 2019
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2 posts

Jayne Prenoveau
May 05, 2019
Harold held a special place in my heart from the time I met him at Southside Baptist. He was always so caring, remembering to ask about my family each & every Sunday he saw me. He never seemed to meet a stranger & was certainly in love with the Lord as he served Him & the church family. He will be missed, but will always have a place in my heart as a wonderful & caring person.
JR McKenzie
Apr 25, 2019
Harold was such a nice guy. Were all going to miss him. May God be with the family as I know he is with Harold.