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Gloryland Baptist Church
Thursday December 20th, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Funeral Service

Gloryland Baptist Church
Thursday December 20th, 2018

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James "Skid" Blair Skidmore

James "Skid" Blair Skidmore, 77, of Charlotte passed away December 16, 2018 at his residence.  Skid was born on March 28, 1941 in Asheville, NC to the late Andrew and Margaret Griggs Skidmore.  He is also preceded in death by a sister, Jane Mills Kilby.  Skid was a longtime member of Gloryland Baptist Church.  He enjoyed spending time in the mountains and also his time when he coached Pop Warner Football.  Skid worked with his uncle for 36 years at Skidmore's Jewelry Repair.  He also enjoyed working on dirt track race cars.  Skid was also known for loving his "Little Debbie's" snack cakes.

Skid is survived by his wife of 55 years, Shirley Brotherton Skidmore; children, Timothy James Skidmore and wife Angie, Sandi Michele Skidmore and fiance Roger Ruppe, Randy Lee Skidmore, and Christie Lynn Skidmore; 2 grandchildren, Haley Skidmore and Mallory Skidmore.

A funeral service to celebrate Skid's life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Gloryland Baptist Church, 3001 Gloryland Ave., Charlotte, NC with Rev. Sammy Case officiating.  A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Kindred Home Health Care, 11111 Carmel Commons Blvd, Ste 350, Charlotte, NC 28226 or to Community Home Care and Hospice, 156 Corporate Blvd., Indian Trail, NC 28079.


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To the family,
I would like to send my warm Christian Love and Condolences I also would like to share with you a comforting Promise that is found in God's word the Bible. At (John 5v28,29) Jesus says that there will be a RESURRECTION! And by means of this resurrection our Dear Loved Ones have the hope of being restored to the days of their Youthful VIGOR! (Job 33v25) They will be able to enjoy this Earth FOREVER in the Abundance Of PEACE! (Psalms 37v11,29)

Good Samaritan Dec 23 2018 12:00 AM

Shirley, sorry to hear of your loss. Jimmy was a great friend and he will be missed. He will always be remembered in the fondest way. P. S. Jimmy was never very good at playing roller hockey.

Jimmy Forbes Dec 20 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James "Skid" Skidmore

Diane Williams Dec 19 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James "Skid" Skidmore

Carol Bayne Dec 19 2018 12:00 AM

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Evelyn Tucker Dec 19 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James "Skid" Skidmore

Staff of Benson Funeral & Cremation Services Dec 17 2018 12:00 AM

Sandy, Christie and family my sincerest thoughts and prayers go out to you in your time of loss. I know it's difficult, but cherish the loving memories and experiences with your dad. He is in a better place still watching over you. I send my love and heart your way.

Angela Gray Dec 17 2018 12:00 AM

Sorry for the loss of your Father. Sending prayers of comfort during this time and days to come.

Angie Phifer ( WA Hough HS)

A Phifer Dec 17 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of your loss. Praying for grace in the days ahead. So glad to have shared times with you all during a unique time in our lives.

Teresa Armstrong Dec 17 2018 12:00 AM

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Friends and Family Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM