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“I grew up with David at County Line and then on to high school in Winder. He was the class clown in elementary school too. I tried to be one, but...Read More »
1 of 33 | Posted by: Linda Frix-Suggs - Winder, GA

“David hired me when I was out of college in 1979. He hired me again in 2012. He was my boss, a mentor, but greatest of all he was my friend. David...Read More »
2 of 33 | Posted by: Thomas Carter - Jersey, GA

“Need I say more than what has already been said. GOD spead ”
3 of 33 | Posted by: marv johnson - jacksonville, FL

“So sorry for your loss. David was an inspiration to our brother-in-law Jack Smart while the were in rehab together. He always kept me informed about...Read More »
4 of 33 | Posted by: Wayne Dills - GA

“So sorry to hear about David we go back 60 years ,we were good friends I pray that God will be with the family during this time of loss! Please know...Read More »
5 of 33 | Posted by: Danny Yearwood - Winder, GA

“Gina so so sorry to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
6 of 33 | Posted by: Shea White Harrell - Bainbridge, GA

“I was so sad to hear that David had passed away. Even though the only time I saw him over the years was at our high school reunions, it was always...Read More »
7 of 33 | Posted by: Jackie (Bonnemer) Hall - Lithia, FL

“Brian I'm so sorry for your loss. No words are needed to know the pain of loosing a parent. Take comfort in knowing your Dad is in heaven and loving...Read More »
8 of 33 | Posted by: Norma Varnell - Ooltewah, TN

“I met David at ABAC and have been proud to call him my friend for 50 years. One of the nicest person I've ever known. Prayers for his family. ”
9 of 33 | Posted by: Donald Poss - Good Hope, GA

“This is a painful loss for many and we pray for the family during this most difficult time. David was loved by all that knew him. He always had the...Read More »
10 of 33 | Posted by: Bryan Tolar - Douglasville, GA

“Gina and family, We were deeply saddened to hear of David's passing. We have great memories of his longtime support of and involvement in the...Read More »
11 of 33 | Posted by: Greg and Vickie Brown - Ashburn, GA

“David Skinner was such a good man. I will miss him. He had a good heart and wonderful sense of humor. He would have loved this obituary! I wish I...Read More »
12 of 33 | Posted by: Julie Wallo - Friend

“Jeff, we didn't know your father but Ridley and I wanted you to know we are so sorry. I know this is so hard and we will be thinking of you in your...Read More »
13 of 33 | Posted by: Ridley and Carole Parrish - GA

“Gina, I am so sorry to read of David's passing. May you find peace and strength in the coming days and weeks. I will keep you in my thoughts and...Read More »
14 of 33 | Posted by: Betty Bridges - Bainbridge, GA

“I was saddened to hear of Davids passing. Prayers go out to the Skinner family. David was a great man and will be missed by many ”
15 of 33 | Posted by: Jason Setser - Winder, GA

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I will miss seeing him at the pharmacy. Sorry I will not be able to be at the services but am out of...Read More »
16 of 33 | Posted by: Joe Hutchins - Winder, GA

“God's love and blessings to family and friends. David was a blessing among men. RIP dear friend. ”
17 of 33 | Posted by: Patricia and Jerry Hawkins - GA

“Gina and Skinner family our prayers are with you.The Bauer Family ”
18 of 33 | Posted by: Ron Bauer - Winder, GA - friend

“Our prayers are with the family during this time. David was a great individual who had a heart of gold. We had some fun times together in the Georgia...Read More »
19 of 33 | Posted by: Owen and Gina Thomason - Martin, GA

“His wit and wisdom will be sorely missed.Knew him for over 30 years. Godspeed to his family. ”
20 of 33 | Posted by: Jim Nutt - Marietta, GA - Friend

“I never had the privilege of knowing Mr. Skinner, but just knowing you chose him means he must have been amazing. I could tell that the love you...Read More »
21 of 33 | Posted by: Shalynna Crandall - Seminole, FL

“William and I are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and all the family during this difficult time. ”
22 of 33 | Posted by: Virgie Barber - Bainbridge, GA

“Boys, Gina, and Skinner family,Very sad to learn of David's passing. David was one of the funniest human beings I have ever known. He always had a...Read More »
23 of 33 | Posted by: Shirlee (Grizzle) Kinsey-Evans - GA

“Jarrod so sorry to hear about your grandfather if you need anything give me a cALL. ”
24 of 33 | Posted by: Judy Brendle - Winder, GA

“Jarrod so sorry to hear about your grandfather if you need anything give me a cALL. ”
25 of 33 | Posted by: Judy Brendle - Winder, GA

“Rest in peace David ”
26 of 33 | Posted by: Larry Bramlett - Suches - Family

“To Gina Skinner and Skinner Family - David has been included in our prayer ministry at Jersey UMC a number of times the past few years. We have been...Read More »
27 of 33 | Posted by: Ricci Turpin - Jersey, GA

“Very Sad News! David had a way about him that made everyone around him feel hopeful. He will be greatly missed. ”
28 of 33 | Posted by: Dan Patton - Winder, GA - Family

“Gina so sorry. You will be in our Prayers ”
29 of 33 | Posted by: Jr and Mary alice Mcgee - Alapaha, GA

“To Gina and the Skinner Family: prayers are with you. David was such a good man. He touched the lives of many people. ”
30 of 33 | Posted by: Gary Sullivan & family - GA

“David was one of the nicest people I had ever met in high school, and even after being out of school for 50 years, he was still the same. He exuded...Read More »
31 of 33 | Posted by: Melissa Donaldson - Thomasville, GA

“David you can't be gone!! My how much you are missed. David you now can walk, breathe and you are at home with Nanny & Granddaddy!! Oh what a...Read More »
32 of 33 | Posted by: Donna Goman - Winder, GA - Family

“Thank you for your contribution to Agriculture. Our thoughts and prayers are with family, friends and all who continue in Agriculture! ”
33 of 33 | Posted by: Sarah Hendrix - Metter, GA


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Lester David Skinner, 69, of Winder went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. David, the self-appointed Semi-Unofficial Mayor of County Line, was born on August 27, 1947 to W. N. and Hazel Skinner. He leaves behind his wife, Gina, sons: Jeff (Tammy) of Winder and Brian (Stacey) of Dacula, Step-sons, John (Mandy) Parker of Bainbridge and Will (Catie) Parker of Andalusia, Alabama, and grandchildren: Jordan, Jarrod, Madison, Fisher, Jake, and Logan. David is also survived by brothers: Donald (Martha) Skinner and Douglas (Judy) Skinner, and a sister, Cathy Page.
David served his country in the U.S. Army, the National Guard, and the U.S. Army Reserve. After receiving his Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Georgia, David made a career as a farm and agri-business lender. As the Executive Director of the Georgia Development Authority, he served on numerous state and national boards promoting agriculture. This love of agriculture also kept him motivated to serve on multiple State FFA and 4-H committees through the years. David grew up on a farm, so he was very supportive of anything that involved the education of young people in agriculture. Two of his most humbling moments came from serving the Georgia FFA. In 2009, the board room at the FFA/FCCLA camp was named "The David Skinner Room." In 2013, a cabin at Camp John Hope was named in his honor. David loved people and he loved serving others.
Years ago, David had a radio show on Winder's local station. On WIMO, he delivered weekly installments of Poor David's Almanac to his adoring fans. His regular listeners were sorely disappointed when he gave it up, but all 5 of them eventually got over it.
Services will be held at Carter Funeral Home in Winder, GA on Sunday, July 23 at 2:00. Interment will follow at Nazareth United Methodist Church, where he was a member since childhood. David was always proud that his father helped build the Nazareth with his two hands. He didn't just love the building; he loved his Lord and Savior too. He used every opportunity that arose to share how wonderful the Lord had been to him. He wanted others to know Christ intimately like he did.

Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to The Georgia F. F. A. Foundation, Attention: David Skinner Fund, P. O. Box 237 Swainsboro, Georgia 30401 or Georgia 4-H, Attention: Mary Ann Parsons, 306 Hoke Smith Annex, Athens, Georgia 30602