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Cecil Bernard Skeen

Born: Sun., Sep. 1, 1940
Died: Sun., May 17, 2015


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., May 21, 2015
Location: Thacker Brothers Scottsville Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., May 22, 2015
Location: Wesley's Chapel United Methodist Church and Cemetery

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Cecil B. Skeen


     Sergeant Cecil Bernard Skeen, 11th Airborne Division, 74, of Scottsville, died Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville.

     He was born on September 1, 1940 in Fluvanna County, a son of the late Barney McCoy Skeen and Rosa Dallas (Rasnake) Skeen. 

     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers, Claude, John, Horace, Lawrence, Harold, and Emery Skeen; and a special longtime companion, Patsy Morris.

     Mr. Skeen was a retired law enforcement officer, having served in various localities throughout his career.  He was the first Police Chief of the Lake Monticello Police Department and had also worked for the University of Virginia Police Department; was a Reserve Officer for Albemarle County and the Town of Scottsville Police Departments.; and had also served as the Head of Security for the Patricia Kluge estate. 

     He served his country proudly in the United States Army. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and woodcutting and was a lifetime member of the Horseshoe Hunt Club. He invented many useful things; and enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

     Survivors include four children, Susan Everett and husband, Steven of Palmyra, Kendall Skeen and wife, Andra of Troy, Gordon Skeen and wife, Cindy of Scottsville, and Randall Skeen and fiancée, Michelle of Madison; six grandchildren, Brian and Samantha Everett, and Cameron, Noah, John, and Rosa Skeen; and a number of nieces, nephews, and extended family members. 

     A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Friday, May 22, 2015 at Wesley’s Chapel United Methodist Church by Pastor Greg Miller.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

     The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM, Thursday evening, May 21, 2015 at Thacker Brothers Scottsville Funeral Home.

       In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO BOX 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or to the Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 1430, Cincinnati, OH 45250.

     Family and friends may share memories and photos at www.thackerbrothers.com.     

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Frank Lasley
   Posted Wed May 20, 2015
To Kendall, Andra, and their family. Please know we are thinking of you in sympathy and in recognition of the celebration of the life of your father. Your Sunday School Class.

Zion UMC.

georganne arave ( wyland)
   Posted Wed May 20, 2015
while living at morven I so enjoyed the evenings cecil would pop by and he and my son would talk. he was a support system to a young boy finding his way. thanks cecil. with appreciation, georganne

Myra H Brooker
   Posted Thu May 21, 2015
Dear Kendall, Andra, Noah and John,
We wish to express our sincere sympathy on the recent death of your father, (in law), and grandfather. Having read the obituary, I regret that we did not know the man who gave so much in service to others during his lifetime. He is so deserving of the reward he is now receiving from his Father in heaven. Our thoughts and prayers are for those he leaves behind... We are blessed to have you as part of our family at Zion UMC.
With love from Richard, Myra, Kyle and Tanner.

Joe & Linda Hughes
   Posted Thu May 21, 2015
Gordon, Cindy, Cameron, we are so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was an amazing man, he was always so kind and friendly and he always made me laugh. He will be greatly missed. Please know that all your family is in our thoughts and prayers, we are here for you. May God give you strength and comfort and keep you in his care. God Bless

James and Lisa Napier
   Posted Thu May 21, 2015
To the Skeen Family-
So sorry for your loss. He was a great man.

Randy and Anita Mays
   Posted Fri May 22, 2015
We have such great stories and memories of your dad. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sandra S. Logan, Administrative Assistant
   Posted Mon June 01, 2015
On behalf of the Buckingham County Sheriff's Office we are truly sorry for your loss. May God bless and keep you safe during this sad time.

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