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Lee Roy Skinner

11/04/1928 - 12/14/2020
Interment: Southern AZ Veterans Memorial Cemetery

Lee, 92, of Gilbert, Arizona, passed away on December 15, 2020 from complications related to COVID. He was born November 4, 1928, of humble beginnings in Oklahoma. In 1955, he married Nancy Skinner (Echave) of Bisbee, Arizona. They enjoyed 48 wonderful years of marriage together until her passing in 2003.

Lee is remembered by many for generosity, faithfulness and gentleness. He served in the U.S. Army for 30 years with tours of duty in the Korean War, Vietnam War, Japan, Europe and across the United States. He earned more than 16 service medals and decorations, including the Bronze Star. Honoring his deep family roots in Bisbee, Lee retired in Sierra Vista where he remained active in the local community.

He is survived by his three sons, Michael, Richard (Pete) and John Skinner, his daughters-in-law, Valerie, Rebecca (Becky) and Barbara Skinner, 8 grandchildren including Scott, whom he raised, 14 great-grandchildren and a host of extended family and friends. As the nucleus of our family, we hold Lee dear to our hearts.

Lee will be laid to rest at Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery. When conditions are more favorable, a celebration of Lee’s life will take place in Bisbee, Arizona.


  • God Bless Lee, You did good~

  • Any death of family or close friends, but particularly the death of a parent (or spouse) is emotionally crippling. Your Dad sounds like a remarkable man, and I see proof of the pudding because I know you. May God give you and all that loved him peace.

  • Our sincere condolences to the family. Lee was a great guy, we always had a wonderful time visiting and spending time with him at Generations. Our prayers are with all the family during this time — Lee will be missed. God Spede Mr. Skinner — Day is done, gone the sun, From the lake, from the hills, from the sky:
    All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.

  • L Larkin Hamilton

    He was a good man

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