William Troy Skinner Sr., 78, of Benton passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. He was born Sept. 2, 1935 in Greenbrier, to Luther and Jessie (Bates) Skinner.
Troy served in the U.S. Air Force. He enjoyed being surrounded by his family and friends, playing the guitar, hunting, fishing, camping and spending lots of time with his dog, Lady.
Troy was a member of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Betty Skinner; and his sister, Pauline Murphey.
William (Troy as he was known) is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Nadine (Hazlewood) Skinner; two sons, Bill Skinner (Cindy) of Mabelvale and Tim Skinner (Missy) of Benton; and four sisters, Ruth Minton, Peggy Bradford, Sarah Bray (Porter) and Edith Holiman.
Troy was also blessed with six grandchildren, Robert Skinner (Crystal), Brenda Duggins (Johnny), Trey Skinner, Cassie Curtis (John Davis), Amanda Skinner and Casey Skinner.
He was he proud great-grandfather of Jonathan Duggins.
Troy also is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Funeral service for Troy will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 25, at Sharon Baptist Church with Richard Hamlin, Muncy Harris and Doug Hambric officiating. Burial at Pinecrest Memorial Park will follow the funeral service.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at Forest Hills Funeral Home in Alexander.
Online guestbook: www.griffinleggett.com.
Family comments: The family wishes to thank the doctors and Nurses of Baptist Health Medical Center and Saline Memorial Hospital. They also extend a special thank you to Dr. David Griffin and his staff for their excellent care. Troy was much loved by his family and friends and will be missed by all.