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Thomas Skinner

July 18, 1953 ~ January 28, 2020 (age 66)


Thomas Burn Skinner, Jr. 66, passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at his home.  He was born July 18, 1953 to the late Thomas Burn Skinner, Sr. and Elizabeth Jabber Skinner.    

He was a graduate of Asheville High School Class of 1971. Thomas enrolled in Carolina Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC and later attended Blanton Business College in Asheville. He was a veteran of the U S Navy as a Communications Operator during the Vietnam War and received several awards and citations.  Thomas was previously employed with the US Postal Service and was a current employee of the Charles George VA Medical Center.

Thomas loved music and he had a style of his own which was reflected in his shoes, clothes and cars. Thomas was affectionately known as “Cloudy” by family and friends. 

He was preceded in death by sister, Angela Skinner; nephews Jeffrey Andrews and Randall Beavers.

Thomas is survived by daughter, Carmen W. Harper (Carlos); sisters, Verdie Beavers (Randall) and Elaine Skinner; brothers, Jeffrey Skinner and Kenneth Skinner; nephews, Michael Skinner, Xylas Andrews, Dashawn Beavers, and Devon Beavers; other relatives and friends. 

 Funeral service will be held 10:30 am Thursday, February 6, 2020 at Beulah Chapel FBH Church of God. Burial will follow at WC State Veterans Cemetery.

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Funeral Service
February 6, 2020

10:30 AM
Beulah Chapel FBH Church of God
102 S. French Broad Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801

Graveside Service
February 6, 2020

12:00 PM
Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery
962 Old U S 70 Hwy
Black Mountain, North Carolina 28711

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