James A. Skinner was born on February 4, 1935 to James Skinner and Ruby (Wolverton) Skinner. His mother died when he was four and his younger years were spent with different families and schools until his grandmother Mame (Skinner) Baker, took him into her home at about age 10. He graduated from Lucas High School and joined the Navy in 1954- for four years.
On September 23,1955, he was united in marriage to Bonnie Lou Rouse, Daughter of Jake and Golda (Mundell) Rouse at the Goshen Baptist Church by Rev. Archie Beals. Two children came to bless this union: Katherine Louise on February 14, 1959 and Donald James on October 1, 1972. Most of their married life was spent in Lucas County.
In 1960 Jim accepted Christ as his Savior under the direction of Evangelist Russell Farrell, He was baptized in July 1960 by Pastor Archie Beals and became a member of the Goshen Baptist Church. Jim suffered many physical trials. But claimed the promise of salvation and a home eternal in the heavens with Jesus. Time spent with his family especially the grandchildren were the highlights of his life as he grew older. His car hobby was well known. He was preceded in death by his mother, father, infant sister and only brother Tom. Those who remain are his wife Bonnie, his children, Kathy and her husband Ken: Don and wife Jen, grandchildren, Blake and Shelby, and Samson Loynachan and great-grandchildren, Kylee Rae and Sam Jr., also sister-in-law Rita, brothers-in-law, Bob (Janice), and Jerry (Kathy) and many nieces and nephews.
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