Obituary for Dean L Skinner

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Dean L Skinner

August 17, 1938 - November 16, 2015

Dean L. Skinner, age 77, passed away Monday evening, November 16, 2015 at the Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin. He was a resident of Franklin.

Dean was born in Morgantown on August 17, 1938 to his parents, the late Ralph R. and Mona O. (McCoy) Skinner. He was a 1956 graduate of Morgantown High School where he played on the 1956 Sectional winning Basketball Team. Dean married his high school sweetheart, Myrna D. (Pogue) Skinner, whom he married on June 26, 1958 at the Morgantown Baptist Church. She survives after 57 devoted years of marriage.

Dean is also survived by his loving daughter, Deana McMurray of Nineveh; grandchildren, T.J. (Courtney) McMurray and Shannon (Jason) Sims both of Bloomington & Ben (Leslie) McMurray of Trafalgar; great grandchildren, Sophia, Henry, Lucy and Caden.

He was preceded in death by his siblings, Doris Hickman, Kirk and Leon Skinner.

Dean retired in 1999 as a Crane Operator with the Local 103 Operating Engineers Union in Indianapolis after 55 years of service. He was a member of the Mt. Nebo Church in Martinsville and a former member of the Morgantown Baptist Church. Other memberships include, Past Master and former member of the Ossian Masonic Lodge #297, Mizpah Shriners in Ft. Wayne, Franklin Eastern Star #439 and the Nineveh Masonic Lodge #317.

He enjoyed watching girls' basketball, flying his plane, and playing his guitar for church and for the local nursing homes.

The Rev. Lee Snider will conduct a funeral service at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until service time on Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Dean to the American Heart Association, 6100 W. 96th St. Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46278.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Skinner family at . Information: (812) 597-4670


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Born: August 17, 1938
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Sharon Giger posted on 1/1/00

Myrna. Myrna, Deana, and family We are so sorry for your loss with the passing of Dean. He will be greatly missed. He was the best at everything he did being a Husband, Father,Grandfather, Christian, Volunteer, Police Officer, and Pilot. He is now in Heaven resting free of suffering, You are all in our prayers, Richard and Sharon Giger and family


E Neil Cooper posted on 1/1/00

Please accept our sincere condolences in the passing of Dean. He was a wonderful man and as I remember we served together for some years on the Prince's Plan Commission. I often joked with him about his providing security (he was patrolling) for me by his tailgating me as I delivered the mail. Neil & Esther Cooper


Carol Hansen posted on 1/1/00

Sending love and prayers to Aunt Myrna,Deana and famiy. My favorite Uncle with a great sense of humor. He wll forever be in my heart.


Ava Sharon Skinner posted on 1/1/00

Dear Aunt Myrna & Deana: My friend called to tell me about Uncle Dean and I tried to call you but got no answer. There are no words to say how sorry I am that you have lost such a great spirit. Love from me to you at this difficult time. May good memories keep you going knowing how much he was loved, and that I will be thinking of you. Will try to reach you over the holidays. Much love, Ava Sharon


Buddy Patrick posted on 1/1/00

I'am so sorry for your lost, Deano was one of my best operators.. He was not only a crane operator he could could run anything, and run it well.. He was a wonderful friend and co-worker. I am so sorry I didn't make it to the funeral home. My thoughts are with you Myrna and Danna...Your friend always Buddy..........


Victor, Mavis & family Gelner posted on 1/1/00

Myrna, Deana and family, We are so sorry to hear of Dean's passing. We look back with fond memories of our almost fifty years of friendship. Especially, our time in Fort Wayne and skiing in Colorado. Rest in peace our friend.


Betsy Schmidt posted on 1/1/00

Dear Deana - I was so sorry to read about your Daddy's passing. I know how much he adored you. He always had a smile and kind word for me when I saw him at Indian Creek ball games. He was one of the good ones. Please know you and your family are in my prayers.


Mike and Carla Housand family posted on 1/1/00

Deana and Shannon, we were so sadden to hear of Dean's passing. We think of him often when we are we are watching or talking basketball. We will miss him. Please take care.