Clarence Jesse Skinner, 84, of Indiana, PA, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at Scenery Hill Manor in Indiana, Pa. Clarence was the son of Merritt Emery and Thelma Lucille (Doran) Skinner and was born June 27, 1935 in Brick Church, Pa. He was a former resident of Homer City, Pa until 1973 when he relocated to Bluffton, Indiana. He recently returned to his beloved Pennsylvania in July of 2018. Clarence spent most of his career driving truck. He also worked a short time at FMC Syntron in Homer City and worked 18 years for Sterling Casting in Bluffton, Indiana. Clarence loved fishing, playing pool, listening to the “old country” music, writing poetry and tinkering with mechanics. Clarence was the father of nine children: Gail Louise (Kenneth) Deemer of Clune, Pa. Ruby Lucille (Richard) Bozich of Josephine, Pa. Florence Elizabeth (Timothy) Youd of Indiana, Pa. Darlene Jane (Nick) DeLuca of McIntyre, Pa. Pamela Marie Skinner Hilty of Markle, Indiana Lawrence Ray (Delores) Skinner of Bluffton, Indiana Melissa Marlene (Brian) Kelly of Yoder, Indiana Lara Ruth Skinner Miller of Terra Haute, Indiana Clayton J Skinner of Michigan City, Indiana Clarence is survived by his children, 35 grandchildren, 54 great grandchildren, 7 great-great grandchildren and one sister, Ruthanna Marie (Wilbur) Livingston. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: First wife, Carrie Rose Elizabeth (King, Skinner) Barnhart In 2012 Second wife, Beverly Jane (Beard, Morey) Skinner In 2014 Brother Paul Emery Skinner In 2017 Brother Ralph Eugene Skinner In 2010 Sister Ella Mae (Skinner) Cates In 2018 Sister Edith Josephine (Skinner) Wian in 2006 Sister Sarah Skinner In 1936
Sister Ruby Lucille Skinner 1942 Half-brother Howard R Skinner 1970 Half-sister Lula M (Skinner) Lerch In 1981 Son-in-law Timothy Steven Youd In 2016 Grandson Jerry Wilson JR in 1980 Granddaughter Denise Carhyn Dando In 2016 Great grandson Michael Alderman 1996 Great grandson Gregory Wilson Jr in 1997 Great grandson Zachary Taylor Shearer In 1998 Great granddaughter Destiny Wilson in 2003 Arrangements have been entrusted to the the Kelly Corridoni Funeral Home LTD, 400 Indiana Avenue, Avonmore, Pa.