The Herald Democrat on February 18, 2010
VAN ALSTYNE - Edward Glen "Buddy" Skipworth, 86-year-old Van Alstyne
resident, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010 at Meadowbrook Care Center
in Van Alstyne.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, February 19 at Flesher Funeral Home
Chapel in Van Alstyne with Rev. Andrew Ratcliff officiating. Burial will
follow at Van Alstyne Cemetery.
Mr. Skipworth was born on February 21, 1923 in Van Alstyne, son
of Ed Skipworth and Helen Aaron.
Buddy was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran and served in the South
Pacific. He received the Purple Heart and was a member of the American
Legion. He was a nurse at the VA Hospital in Bonham. He was a Christian
and a member of the Baptist church.
He is survived by daughters, Gail Harris and husband, Odis of Aledo,
and Shelly Mills of Denton; son, Richard Skipworth of Lake Dallas; sisters,
Billie Vawter and husband, Carl of Van Alstyne, and Sue Grice of Longview;
seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one son, Bobby Skipworth.