Robert C. Skinner Sr.

March 21, 2001 12:00 am

Robert C. Skinner Sr., 80, Brookings, died March 19, 2001, in Brookings of pneumonia.

He was born Oct. 25, 1920, in Cushing, Okla., to Mike and Ruth Skinner.

He graduated from Walla Walla College in Washington. He married Gladys Skinner Aug. 30, 1942, in Sikeston, Mo.

Mr. Skinner was a missionary in Iran for 14 years. He returned to the United States in 1963 and served as pastor at a number of churches in Washington and Oregon.

In 1984, he retired to Sweetholm where he and his wife owned and operated a health conditioning center.

He moved to Brookings in 1996 from Arlington.

He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Survivors are his wife, Arlington; sisters Elaine Derby, Hood River; Lenore Wagner, Walla Walla, Wash.; Lee Peterson, Seattle; Marilyn Stanford, Penn Valley, Calif.; brothers Joe Skinner, Seattle, Wash.; Don Skinner, Wenatchee, Wash.

Also surviving are several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death was his sister Wanda Gross.

A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at Lents Seventh Day Adventist Church, 8835 SE Woodstock Blvd., Portland.

Pastor Floyd Matula will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to Three Angels Broadcasting Network, P.O. Box 220, West Frankfort, IL 62896.

Arrangements are under the direction of Littys Funeral Directors.