July 15, 1938 ~ April 9, 2020

Born in: Owensboro, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Anthony Joseph Skinner,

better known as “Tony”, died from Alzheimer’s at the age of 81 on April 9, 2020. Tony was born to the late James Gilbert “ Dan” and Margie Skinner.

Tony was of the Catholic faith. He was a graduate of Owensboro Catholic High School, served four years in the United States Marine Corps., and retired from General Electric in 1996. Tony loved the outdoors, hunting, archery, competitive shooting, and woodworking. He was well known for his backyard bashes, smoked chickens, all-night washer tournaments, and sharing a bottle of his favorite whiskey, Early Times.

In addition to his parents, Tony was predeceased by his in-laws, Richard and Myrle Merimee, and brother-in-law, J. Carol Woodward.

Tony is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Judy Skinner; his children, Amber Donohoo, Matt Skinner, and Erica Skinner; grandchildren, Edie (Casey) Lacefield, Chad (Lindsey) Donohoo, Lakin Thompson, and Lane Skinner; great grandchildren, Ivy Grace Lacefield, Linen Lacefield, Cora Lynn Donohoo and her soon to be born baby brother; siblings, Connie Woodward, Joyce Ann (Tom) Hayden, Jack (Penny) Skinner, and Mary Jane (Bruce) Law; sister-in-law, Jeani (Lee) Thomason, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family sends a special thank you to all the Hospice Care employees who took such great care of Tony.

In compliance with health and public safety directives, a funeral Mass will be held at a later date at Precious Blood Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Western Kentucky; 3419 Wathen’s Crossing; Owensboro, Kentucky 42301; or the Alzheimer’s Association; 6100 Dutchman’s Lane Suite 401; Louisville, Kentucky 40205.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Skinner. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Anthony Joseph Skinner and sign his virtual guest book by going to

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  2. I am so sorry for the loss of Tony. All of Uncle Dan’s and Aunt Margie’s children have that special spark that is uniquely Dan & Margie; surely, there was a great celebration as he joined them along with his Aunt Cora, and Uncle Hubert and Grandma & Grandpa Skinner, and whole lot of Payne cousins.

  3. Joyce and Mary Jane I’m so sorry for the loss of your brother. my prayers are with you at this hard time

  4. Heartfelt sympathy to the Skinner family. Judy and children. Also to Connie, Joyce Ann and Tommy,Jack and Penny,Mary Jane and Bruce. Byron and I were so pleased to be included in your family circle. Tony was one -of-a -kind. Always had a smile on his face.

  5. Heartfelt sympathy to Judy and children. Also to Connie, Joyce Ann and Tommy, Jack and Penny, Mary Jane and Bruce. Tony was one-of-a-kind, although he always reminded me of his smiling dad. Byron and I enjoyed being part of this family.

  6. Jim & Ruby Powers:
    We want to extend our deepest sympathy to the Skinner family. We have many fond memories of fun times with Tony and the rest of the Skinner family. We will keep you in our prayers during this sad and trying time.

  7. I have been thinking about Tony and his family since hearing of his passing. My last interaction with Tony was quite some time ago – at Angie’s visitation I believe. Tony was holding court among a small gathering, making us laugh. Perhaps the levity was misplaced given the circumstances and, as I recall, Amber let us know. But that is what I most remember about Tony – his good sense of humor.
    Robert expresses his condolences to Judy, Amber, Matt, Erica and Skinner family, as do we.
    Shane , Monica and family

  8. Judy, so sorry for your lost. We all loved Tony, even though we have all moved away. Think of you and your children during this time. Remember all the good times we had at Aunt Margies and Uncle Dans. Stay safe and healthy. Love Viki Fowler

  9. To my extended Greenbriar St. family.
    Judy, Amber, Matt, Erica,
    Sorry to hear about the loss of Tony. You are in my prayers.

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