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In Memory of

Randolph Travis Skinner

January 7, 1924 - May 16, 2017

Obituary


Randolph Travis Skinner Sr., 93, went peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

Randolph was born January 7, 1924 in Corbin, Virginia. He grew up in Stafford and Spotsylvania counties and graduated from James Monroe High School in 1941. In 1943, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and dutifully served his country as a quartermaster during World War II.

He married Nancy Embrey on September 19, 1945, and worked as a carpenter with his brother, Ashton at Fredericksburg Building Supply. Together they built many...

Randolph Travis Skinner Sr., 93, went peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

Randolph was born January 7, 1924 in Corbin, Virginia. He grew up in Stafford and Spotsylvania counties and graduated from James Monroe High School in 1941. In 1943, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and dutifully served his country as a quartermaster during World War II.

He married Nancy Embrey on September 19, 1945, and worked as a carpenter with his brother, Ashton at Fredericksburg Building Supply. Together they built many homes and several well-known buildings in the Fredericksburg area, including those of Carl's Frozen Custard (now registered as a Virginia Historic Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places) and Allman's Bar-B-Q.

Randolph retired in 1989, and he and Nancy lived in the beloved house for 44 years that he and Ashton had built on Bragg Road until 1998.

Randolph was a gentle, soft-spoken man who loved Jesus above all else, and he shared this love in his roles as husband, father, grandfather, family member and friend. He tried to live by what he considered Jesus' most important command: Love one another. Happily, in his daily actions, he was a model of those words.

Randolph served as a deacon for 60 years at Fairview Baptist Church, where he was baptized in 1941. He was also an avid sports fan who kept up closely with the Redskins, Wizards, and (most especially) Nationals.

Survivors include his son, Ray Skinner (Judy) of Spotsylvania; daughter, Gail Doig of Texas; grandsons, Travis Doig of Minnesota and Marshall Doig (Hayley) of Texas; sister-in-law, Bernice Skinner; nephews, Tim Humphries and Bernard Embrey Jr. (Linda); and several great and great great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Nancy; son, Randy; brother, B. Ashton Skinner; sisters, Grace Skinner Marshall and Edith Skinner Humphries; and parents, Boyd V. Skinner and Annie Gray Skinner.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 23 at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. A service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 24 at Fairview Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fairview Baptist Church, 900 Charlotte Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401.

Online condolences may be sent at mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com.

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