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Master Trooper Robert Lee Skipwith, Jr.

March 29, 1963 ~ May 10, 2019 (age 56)

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Obituary

Master Trooper Robert Lee Skipwith, Jr. (Ret.), 56 passed away at his residence on May 10, 2019.  He was born in Vance County, North Carolina on March 29, 1963 to Robert Lee Skipwith, Sr. and Clastine Bullock Skipwith.  He attended and graduated from the Northern Vance High School in 1981. Following his graduation, he was accepted at North Carolina Central University, Durham, North Carolina.  He was also a great athlete, playing football with the NCCU Eagles, graduating in 1984.   He was a 30 year retired Master Trooper with the North Carolina Highway Patrol and most recently served as a Deputy Sheriff with the Alamance County Sheriff's Department.  He was a loving and devoted husband, father and brother.  He will be dearly missed and cherished. 

He is survived by his wife: Devina Coston Skipwith; daughter: Kaylin D. Skipwith; two sisters: Beverly Joyce S. Jefferson (Lonnie) and Audrey D. Skipwith along with several devoted and caring friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents as well as a sister, Connie L. Skipwith. 

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Services

Viewing
Tuesday
May 14, 2019

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sharpe Funeral Home, Inc,
520 Rosenwald St.
Burlington, NC 27217

Wake-with the Family present
Tuesday
May 14, 2019

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
St. Marks Church
1230 St. Marks Church Rd
Burlington, NC 27215

Wake-with the Family present
Wednesday
May 15, 2019

12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
St. Marks Church
1230 St. Marks Church Rd
Burlington, NC 27215

Funeral Service
Wednesday
May 15, 2019

1:00 PM
St. Marks Church
1230 St. Marks Church Rd
Burlington, NC 27215

Interment following funeral service
Wednesday
May 15, 2019

Alamance Memorial Park
4039 S. Church St.
Burlington, NC 27215

Please note
The visitation on Tuesday evening will be held in St. Marks Original Sanctuary. Parking will be available directly across from the sanctuary. The funeral services on Wednesday will be held in the St. Marks Worship Center. Hotel accommodations are with The Drury Inn of Burlington under the Robert Skipwith Funeral. Drury Inn & Suites Burlington 1767 Glidewell Drive Burlington, NC 27215 Telephone: (336) 584-2004 www.druryhotels.com Thank you for choosing Drury Inn & Suites Burlington to be a part of your next great event! We are looking forward to seeing you soon and we are ready to uphold our reputation for great service & value. Rooms have been held for your group and to make reservations, please click on the link below. Robert Skipwith Funeral Please make your reservations by Saturday, May 11, 2019 to receive your group rate. Reservations made after this date will be subject to prevailing rate and availability. Reservations may also be made by calling 1-800-325-0720 and refer to your group number 2380173.
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