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Joseph Harold Skinner, Jr.

September 19, 1938 - August 19, 2022

Joseph Harold Skinner Jr., 83, of Lynchburg passed away on August 19, 2022.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph H. and Helen Louise Skinner, and a brother, Richard Skinner.

Joe honorably served his country in the United States Navy.  After retiring from J&B Distributing, he retired from Skinner Construction.  Joe enjoyed fishing, playing cards and spending time with his family.  He was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church.

He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Helen F. Skinner, his brothers, William B. Skinner and Edward W. Skinner, his children, Mary Messer (Michael), Joseph Skinner (Denise), Lisa Jones (Carl), Mark Skinner (Donna), Stephen Skinner (Tammy), Gerard Skinner (Rhonda), Nancy Witt (Tony), John Skinner (Michelle), and 40 grand and great-grandchildren.

A memorial mass will be held at St. Thomas More Catholic Church on Friday, August 26, 2022, at 12:00 PM, with inurnment to follow. Following mass, the family will receive friends for a reception.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Challenged Sports Exchange.

You can watch the memorial mass via livestream by visiting St. Thomas More’s Website

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

Click here to view Joseph’s tribute video

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The Lynchburg Alumni Association expresses our sincere condolences to the family.

Posted by Lynchburg Alumni Association on September 16, 2022

Uncle Joe will be sorely missed. He was a legend and still is. Uncle Joe and Mike are tearing it up in heaven. God bless uncle Joe! Try to lean on each other during this time of immense grief. If I can help in any way please give me a shout out. The Mass was beautiful!

Posted by Lynda Jones on August 26, 2022

Can’t even begin to tell you how sorry I am! I will be there Friday, love you.

Posted by Rick Skinner on August 24, 2022

I'm so sorry to hear of Mr. Skinner's passing. Sending love and peace to all of you.

Posted by Lydia Langley on August 23, 2022

We’re so sorry. Uncle Joe will be so missed! I have so many great memories of him! One that sticks out is him carry me out of mass after I fainted. He got good at that since there was always someone fainting! Love you guys!! ❤️🙏

Posted by Shelly Welsh on August 22, 2022

So very sorry for your families loss. His daughter worked with my late husband and Love her very much.If it's anything I can do please let me know. My heart hurts for each of you. Love Peggy

Posted by Peggy Knight on August 22, 2022

My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. I am so very sorry.

Posted by Lisa Owens on August 22, 2022

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