Charles English Skillern

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Charles English Skillern, age 83, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017, at Marshall Medical Center in Lewisburg, TN. He was born in Rockdale, TN. on Nov. 26, 1933, to the late James ”Watt” Walton Skillern and Addie Laura Bassham Skillern. Charles served his country in the U. S. Navy, worked for Hidden Acres and attended the Cornersville Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Carolyn Hardy Skillern; son, Christopher Skillern; and brothers, Bennie F. Skillern, and James W. Skillern, Jr. He is survived by his wife, Rose Wilder Skillern of Lewisburg; three sons, Mark (Marie) Skillern of Killen,AL.; Eric (Steve) Skillern of Gallatin, TN; and Randy (Patty) Blackwell of Bristol, TN; two daughters, Amy Blackwell and Donna Blackwell of Lewisburg; five grandchildren, Baylee Skillern, Caroline (Craigan) Scott, Angela Lowe, Jessica Blackwell, and Alyson Blackwell; and three great grandchildren, Alexis Nix, Grayson Graybel, and Laken Newcom.

Visitation with the family was Sunday, April 16, 2017, and again Monday, April 17, 2017, until the funeral service at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Mimosa Cemetery in Lawrenceburg, TN.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Judes Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, Tn 38105-9959

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Bills McGaugh Funeral Home and Crematory assisted the family with the arrangements.