Obituary of Herbert Skipper, Jr.
Herbert McRoy Skipper, Jr., 74, husband of Geneva Josephine Johnson Skipper for 54 years, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2018 in Johnston County, North Carolina.
The family will receive friends at First Baptist Church on Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 5:30PM-8:30PM. Funeral services, officiated by Rev. Larry Deeter, for both Mr. Skipper and his wife, will be held on Friday, September 7, 2018 at 11AM at First Baptist Church.
Born in Aynor, SC on December 8, 1943, he was a son of the late Herbert McRoy Skipper, Sr. and Alice Moore Skipper. After graduating from Winyah High School in 1961, Mr. Skipper earned an associate’s degree from Coastal Carolina University as well as a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Charleston Southern University. He opened his accounting practice in 1977 and merged his practice with WebsterRogers in 1999. He was a longtime chairman of the Tidelands Health Board of Trustees and was a current member and past President of the Georgetown Rotary Club as well as a current member and past President of the Winyah Indigo Society. He was a board member of Georgetown United Way, Board of Visitors at Charleston Southern University, and Georgetown County Water & Sewer District. Though his career achievements were numerous, his primary focus and source of pride was always his family. He was a beloved father and grandfather who will be dearly missed.
Surviving are two sons, Kenny Skipper (Teressa) and Steven Skipper (Melody), all of Georgetown; four grandchildren, Grant Skipper, Adam Skipper, Jordan Skipper, and Hannah May Skipper, all of Georgetown; two step-grandchildren, Libby Taylor and Thomas Taylor of Georgetown; one sister, Marilyn Thompkins of Georgetown; one sister-in-law, Patsy B. Skipper of Florence; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Earl Skipper.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Tidelands Health Foundation at P.O. Box 1269 Murrells Inlet, SC 29576.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.grahamfuneralhome.org. Arrangements by Graham Funeral Home (843-527-4419).