Mr. G C Skipper, a resident of Ozark, Alabama (formally of Tuscaloosa), died early Friday morning, October 21, 2022, in the Oakview Manor Health Care Center. He was 83.
A graveside service will be held for Mr. Skipper on Saturday, October 29, 2022, at 2: OO P.M. in the Newton City Cemetery with Reverend Dr. Billy Gaither officiating. The family will receive friends following the graveside service. Fuqua Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark directing.
The youngest of seven children born to Ada Lee Price and Grady Columbus Skipper, Mr. Skipper was born on March 23, 1939, in Ozark, Alabama. He was a 1961 graduate of the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Arts degree. G C Skipper was the author of more than 20 books that include a juvenile series on World War II, a fictional account of ghosts and hauntings along the East Coast and several novels. He has written literally hundreds of consumer and trade magazine articles and has traveled extensively on assignments to the Artic Circle, Argentina, India, the Caribbean and Mexico. His work has been recognized by a number of organizations such as the Associated Press and the University of Alabama. He was listed as a notable public relations executive by Marquis Who’s Who. Mr. Skipper was a talented musician, playing the piano, guitar and banjo. He was the epitome of kindness and grace.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Skipper was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Dorothy (Ann) Skipper; his son, Richard Craig Skipper; his daughter, Lisa Ann Green; his sisters, Mellie Whaley (William), Estelle Fuqua Bob), Mary Ethyl Welliver (Bill), and Dorothy Skipper; and a brother, Mack Skipper.
Mr. Skipper is survived by his grandson, Ronald Travis Green of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; his sister, Theresa Ivy Crow of Houston, Texas; great grandchildren, Evey, Lisa and Thomas. Several nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.