Robert (Bob) Markwick Skinner, Jr.

Robert (Bob) Markwick Skinner, Jr.
Robert (Bob) Markwick Skinner, Jr.

Robert (Bob) Markwick Skinner, Jr., 85, of Amarillo, TX passed away July 30, 2020.

March 4, 1935 – July 30, 2020

Memorial services will be at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, August 29, 2020, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Bob, the son of Rev. Dr. Robert M. Skinner, Sr. and Urma Lewis Skinner grew up in Westfield, New Jersey, where his father was the minister at the Presbyterian Church. He was a Boy Scout and earned his Eagle Scout Rank, and later in life was a Scoutmaster. In High School, he enjoyed diving, swimming, football, polo, and water polo.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran and served in the Korean War. Upon his Honorable Military Discharge, he came to Amarillo, Texas where his father was the Pastor of First Presbyterian Church. He lived in Amarillo for the remainder of his life. 

He was employed at Southwestern Public Service Company for forty-five years, where he started as a lineman and retired as a Senior Marketing Representative.

During his free time, he enjoyed home repairs, repairing cars, appliances, and electronics, and woodworking. He was the happiest camping, fishing, and off-roading in the New Mexico and Colorado Mountains.

He was preceded in death by his parents Dr. Robert M. Skinner Sr. and Urma Lewis Skinner, and his wife Margaret Ann Skinner.

He is survived by his daughter Terese Skinner; son Robert (Bobby) M. Skinner III, his wife Jennifer and their children Katelyn Shelby Skinner and son Sean Robert Skinner; and stepdaughter Resa Joy.

In lieu of flowers and food, the family is asking that donations be given to either of the following organizations that support Military Veterans and their families.

Trinity Oaks https://trinityoaks.org/

Camp Hope https://ptsdusa.org/.

Use this link to view the service: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bMQdXl4tl840bRMpeMh5IjnTk7KRhw-M/view?usp=sharing

9 Replies to “Robert (Bob) Markwick Skinner, Jr.”

  1. Glad to have known you and your wife in the past. Also, your son inspired us to support our son in his own military career. A great legacy you left us….and your father (Robert, Sr) as well, who ministered at First Presbyterian in the 1950’s.

  2. Resa and Bobby, I’m praying for you and your family. I’m sorry for your loss. May God bless you and bring you comfort and peace and bring you closer to Him and to each other. Love to you all.

  3. Bob and Margaret were such good friends to me. When I worked at First Presbyterian Church, Bob took time to help the secretaries with home repairs, car repairs, and any other way he could. He was such an honorable man. He will be missed!

  4. I still catch myself wondering when Bob will swing by the office to give me a hard time–in a good-natured way. I sure do miss my buddy. He teased me mercilessly but always looked out for me. Offering prayers for your family during this difficult time.

  5. Skinner Family,

    Sorry for your loss, we have to Camp Hope in Houston as suggested. Great program helping our veterans on the home front.

    Moore Family

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