Obituary: Wesley Skinner, 25, Scottville.

September 7, 2016
Wesley Skinner

Wesley Skinner


On September 4, 2016, worlds were shattered, and dreams were crushed, but a soul was set free.

Wesley Allen Bud Skinner, 25, of Scottville was tragically taken away from his family and friends in an auto accident.

Wesley was born on June 22, 1991, son of Richard L. Skinner and Katrina E. (Young) Skinner.

Growing up, Wesley formed many hobbies from hunting and fishing to watching football and ridding his three-wheeler.  But Wes’ most favorite hobby was raising his boys and teaching them all the trades of life.  He loved spending most of his time with his boys at Grandpa Rick Skinner’s.  He loved helping Grandpa around the property and fishing with his grandpa every other Sunday in the summer for the Tear Drop Bass Fishing Tournament Trail.

Wesley graduated with the class of 2009 from Mason County Central High School in Scottville.  He continued his education at Lincoln Tech University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in automotive and diesel mechanics.  He was employed at Cone Drive Operations as a machinist and also at Kelder Poured Walls in Scottville.

Wesley is survived by his high school sweetheart and fiancé, Tiffany Christmas, of Scottville; two sons: Easton and Beau Skinner of Scottville; godson, Bretley Shafer of Scottville; mother, Katrina (Nate Kilmer) Skinner of Petoskey; father, Richard (Rebecca) Skinner of Free Soil; two brothers: Alex (Kaitie Clark) Skinner of Fountain, and Trever Skinner of Scottville; sister, Shelby Carver of Free Soil; grandparents: Sue Adamski of Manistee, Rick and Jeanne Skinner of Branch and Mert Tyndall of Branch; great-grandmother, Marge Carr of Clio; mother-in-law, Shelley Mallison-Christmas of Branch; father-in-law, Marc Christmas of Scottville; sister-in-law, Cayla (Pete Larsen) Christmas of Branch; along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He is preceded in death by his three grandfathers: Douglas Young, Clay Christiansen and Mason Tyndall; grandmother, Gay Christiansen; great-uncle, James Skinner.

Funeral services for Wesley will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday September 12, 2016 at Oak Grove Funeral Home with Pastor Rick Fulton officiating.  The family will receive friends for visitation on Sunday September 11, 2016 at Oak Grove Funeral Home from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. and again on Monday morning from 10 a.m. until time of service at funeral home.   Burial will follow at Bachelor Cemetery in Sheridan Township.

Memorial contributions in memory of Wesley may be directed to the Skinner Family.  Please feel free to share a memory or photo with Wesley’s family at

The family has entrusted funeral arrangements with Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Ludington.

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