Rusk County Constable Jimmy Earl Skinner, 77 of Henderson, passed from this life peacefully at his home on November 21, 2019. Jimmy was born October 2, 1942, in Henderson, Texas to Jimmie M. and Lois Skinner. He was a life long resident of Henderson and graduated from Henderson High School in 1961, and served his country in the US Air Force Reserves.
He began his working career for Star Wholesale Company in Henderson followed by 32 years with Schlitz/Strohs Brewery, after which he became a Deputy for The Rusk County Sheriff’s Department for several years. He was then elected to the office of Rusk County Constable Pct. 5 where he served 3 terms of what he referred to as his “Dream Job”. His passion was helping people and he took great pride in his work in law enforcement. He loved his job and his community and the people of Rusk County loved him.
Survivors include his son Jeff Skinner of Pittsburg,Texas; a sister, Shirley Dawson and husband Robert, niece Tina Engledow and husband Bill, all of Longview; grandchildren Lauren Prince and husband Nick of Spring, Texas and Jeffrey Skinner of Nemo, Texas; and great grandsons Henry and Ben Prince of Spring. He was preceeded in death by his parents and niece Kelli Humphrey.
Pallbearers are Barry Hampton, Brad Plunckett, Chris Deloach, Weslee Rozell and Keith Wittebort. Honorary Pallbearers are George Hampton and Lavern Stokes.
Services were held at Rader Funeral Home in Henderson, Tuesday, November 26 at 10 a.m. Burial followed at Pleasant Hill Cemetary.