Everett Edwin Skipper, age 85 of Archer, FL went to be with the Lord on Tuesday March 7,2017 at the ET York Hospice Care Center. He was born in Ocala, FL on August 18,1931.
He served in the United States Army. He worked for the Gainesville Fire Department for 27 years, retiring in 1982. He was a member of Archer Baptist Church, the fireman’s union, and he volunteered for the Alachua County Youth Fair serving as a board member from 1981-1986. He was also as an avid hunter, who belonged to several hunting clubs, and a patient fisherman.
He will be remembered as a loving husband, devoted father and a wonderful grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ruth Davis Skipper, sons Everett Edwin “Eddie” Skipper, Jr. and his wife Korona, James Thomas “Tommy” Skipper and his wife Frances, four grandchildren, Austin Skipper, Brian Skipper, Kenzie Skipper, and Rebecca Skipper, a brother Lawton Skipper, and was preceded in death by a younger brother Quanor Skipper.
Graveside Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. On Monday March 13,2017 at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Archer, FL.