Charles R. Skidmore, Jr., age 77, of Lawrenceville, Georgia passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2012. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Charles & Maude Skidmore and his brother, Steve Skidmore. He is survived by his wife, Nancy C. Skidmore; sons, Chip Skidmore and his wife, Kathy of Lawrenceville, GA; Tim Skidmore and his wife, Karen of Monroe, GA; and Kent Skidmore and his wife, Laura of Johns Creek, GA; brothers, Bruce Skidmore and his wife, Kay of Charleston, SC; Bill Skidmore and his wife, Becky ; John Skidmore and his wife, Mary and Dale Skidmore and his wife, Beverly, all of Charlotte, NC; six grandchildren: Corey, Andrew, Chris, Carson, Jack and Caroline Skidmore. Charles was born March 31, 1935 in Hickory, NC. He graduated from Central High School, Charlotte, NC, class of 1953. He furthered his education at The Citadel in Charleston, SC, where he graduated in 1957. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1957-1960. He accepted the call into Christian ministry in 1971, graduating from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY, with a Masters in Religious Education. He served churches in Columbus, Fayetteville, Chamblee and Rex, GA. Charles later served 20 years with the Georgia Baptist Convention where he retired in 1998. After retirement, he served as a docent at the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum in Atlanta, GA. A funeral service will be held on Monday, November 26, 2012 at 2 o'clock at Johns Creek Baptist Church, 6910 McGinnis Ferry Road, Alpharetta, GA, with Rev. David White and Dr. Bill Self officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service at the church. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 2 o'clock at Sharon Memorial Park in Charlotte, NC. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Charles' memory can be made to Johns Creek Baptist Church or Jimmy Carter Library and Museum, 441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30307. In charge of arrangements, Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at

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  1. My sincere condolences to the entire Skidmore family. Many are praying for you during this difficult loss during the holidays. May God’s presence be ever near. Sue Bowron/JCBC

  2. Nancy, My deepest sympathy to you and your family in the loss of Charles. He will be missed in our Sunday School Class!


  3. Nancy, Kent, Laura and Family,

    My prayers and sympathy to all of you in the loss of Charles. I had the honor of working with him on the Discipleship Committee at JCBC. He was an amazing man and brought so much wisdom to our group.

    I pray that you find comfort in knowing he is restored and enjoying an eternity in heaven.

    In Christ,

  4. Our family has lost a dear cousin from our midst. We grew up with our Skidmore cousins a long time ago in Charlotte, NC.We have lots of memories. Our sympathy and thoughts go out to Sonny’s family. God bless all of you. Love & Prayers Betty

  5. Nancy,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in your loss of Charles.

    Gail and Chuck

  6. Seeing the notice in today’s paper brought back many good memories of days at FBC Chamblee. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. We were so sorry to hear about Charles, You have been so wonderful to him. I wish that we could be there with you. We will be thinking and praying for you and your family. I will call in a few days. Anne and Jimmy Randall

  8. I was so sorry to hear about Charles’ passing. I was grateful to have the opportunity to spend time with him in September when I went to lunch and a movie with him and my dad. He was a wonderful man and meant a great deal to my family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

  9. Dear Nancy, Chip, Tim, and Kent:
    So sorry to hear of Charles’s death. I have such found memories of him and your family, including great trips to the beach together. He was a wonderful person, and I’m so thankful my parents were able to reconnect with him the past three years. God give you the peace to heal from his passing.

  10. On Nancy, Charles was such a lovely and charming gentle-man. He was a pleasure to know through you.

    May I echo the words above, “I pray that you find comfort in knowing he is restored and enjoying an eternity in heaven.”

  11. Kent,Laura and Family,
    Fred and I are so sorry for the loss of your father Kent. We are praying for you and your family.
    With sympathy
    Fred and Susan Kelley

  12. Mrs Skidmore, Kent and family
    I was so sorry to hear about Mr Skidmore’s passing. He was a wonderful man and I have some lovely memories of spending time with you and your family. Oddly enough, I was thinking about him recently as I talked to a friend about my faith journey. He was one of the first adults I encountered who encouraged critical thought. I have nothing but very fond memories of all of you. Please know you and your family are in my prayers.

    Love, Tammy Dean

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