JEFFERSON - J.W. Skelton, 86, passed away on Saturday, December 1, 2012.
He was born in Jackson County, the son of the late Jurn and Lola Phillips Skelton. He was a maintenance worker for the Jefferson Mills, was a Veteran of the United States Army, and was of the Baptist denomination. Mr. Skelton was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Skelton.
Survivors include a son, Dennis Skelton, Charlotte, N.C.; daughter, Diane Rice, Jefferson; grandchildren, Scott Wilkes and Keith Wilkes; and great-grandchildren, Hunter, Taylor, and Bailey Wilkes.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 3, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Rev. Eric Shelton officiating. The burial will follow in the Jackson Memorial Park with Donald Phillips, Robert Phillips, Ricky Bryant, David Skelton, Howard Skelton and Scott Scaario honored as pallbearers.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.