MONROE — Our beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, Luther Charley Skidmore, 83, Monroe, passed away Nov. 4, 2019, in Orem. He was born Feb. 6, 1936, in Bryson City, North Carolina, a son of Olie Joe and Bertha Miranda Cooper Skidmore Jr.
He married Patricia Allene Hake July 18, 1958, in San Diego, California.They were later divorced. He married Sherry Kay Frazier April 14, 1962, in Las Vegas, Nevada.They were later divorced. He married Patricia Ann Pruitt June 15, 2004, in Grenada, California.
He served his country in the United States Marine Corp for four years and was honorably discharged.
Luther was a member of the Mira Loma Missionary Baptist Church in Mira Loma, California, where he served as a Sunday school teacher and worship leader.
He went to work as a self-employed heavy equipment operator in construction in 1976, in California, and worked until he retired. After he retired, he and Trish eventually ended up in Monroe where they have lived since 2002.
He loved to travel, invest in real estate and sing his favorite country songs.
He is survived by his wife, Trish Bradley, Monroe; children, Lindey Charleyne McDonough, Kaye Frances Walker and Charles Joseph Skidmore; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; siblings, William “Eugene” Skidmore, Mattie Belle ”Patsy” Pridemore, Bertha Miranda Fish, Carolyn Jean Marler and Douglas “James” Skidmore.
He is preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Christina Raye Harvey; and siblings, Olie Joe “OJ” Skidmore, Bobby “Jack” Skidmore, Betty Lou Skidmore, Mary Sue Skidmore, Maggie Lee Nichols, William “Riley” Skidmore, Eula Mae Rogers, Raymond “Lester” Skidmore and Marjorie “Peggy” Childers.
Graveside services with military honors accorded by the Sevier Valley American Legion Post #37 and the Utah Honor Guard will be held Friday, Nov. 8, at 11 a.m., in the Monroe City Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina.
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