Mr. Jeff Skipper, age 62, passed away Friday, June 19, 2020. He was born December 27, 1957 to Willard G. and Johnnie Skipper.
Mr. Skipper was a resident of DeFuniak Springs, Florida. He had a long, rich history in law enforcement. He was a retired law enforcement officer, retired Corrections Lieutenant, and aide to Commissioner Bill Chapman. He spent many years teaching Basic Recruit, Firearms, Self Defense and other classes at Northwest Florida State College, where he was an Adjunct Instructor and trained numerous men and women, helping them achieve their goal of becoming a certified law and corrections officer. Jeff was an avid gun collector and loved to ride his Harley Davidsons and his Jeep. He loved scalloping, hunting, fishing, visiting his daughter in Colorado, working in his shop and spending time with his family.
Mr. Skipper was preceded in death by his father and mother and his sister in law, Gail Skipper.
Mr. Skipper is survived by his loving wife Rhonda of DeFuniak Springs; sons Lloyd and wife Ashleigh, and Cole and wife Tricia, all of DeFuniak Springs; daughter Sarah and husband Lt. Colonel Nate Martin of Littleton, Colorado; brother Greg Skipper; nieces Julie Cobble and Katie Skipper; five grandchildren, Ryker, Miriam, Gracie, Molleigh, and Annie Pearl; a special cousin, Donna Skipper Bear; his mother in law, Donna Williams; Brothers in law Roger Williams, Rusty Williams and wife Kim; Sisters in law, Sheila Lewis, Cindy Fain and husband Vann, Debbie Fain and husband Dan, and Vickie Williamson and husband Glen; uncle WT (Plug) Retherford; and many other cousins, nieces, nephews and special friends.
A time of Visitation was held from 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at First Baptist Church DeFuniak Springs; 216 Live Oak Avenue East, DeFuniak Springs, Florida, 32435. Funeral Services was held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at First Baptist Church DeFuniak Springs with Reverend Rob Longmire officiating. Burial followed in Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery; 1995 Highway 177A, Bonifay, FL 32425. Those serving as pallbearers will be Lloyd Skipper, Cole Skipper, Lt. Colonel Nate Martin, Ryker Martin, Carl Otis Keen, Greg Skipper, Bill Chapman, and Bobby Collinsworth. Honorary pallbearers will be Patrick Pilcher, Bobby Beasley, Warren McIntyre, Mike Rushing, Larry Jones, Willie Whitehurst, Henry Alford, Carl Kirkland, Ronnie Bell, Richard Murray, Jr., Warden May, and Sheriff Mike Adkinson, Alex Alford, Russell Hughes and Mark Davis. Flowers are being accepted. You may view obituaries, offer condolences and sign the guest book at www.clary-glenn.com.
Clary-Glenn Funeral Homes & Crematory is entrusted with the arrangements.