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
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