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Jimmy Franklin SkeenPassing: July 11, 2019


Mount Pleasant Baptist Cemetery

Graveside Service

Saturday, July 27th @ 11:00 a.m.


No Visitation


Mount Pleasant Baptist Cemetery

Saturday, July 27th @ 11:00 a.m.

ORLEANS – Jimmy Franklin Skeen, 87, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019, at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born June 7, 1932, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Roy and Imogene (Davis) Skeen.  He married Wilma Jean Mitchell June 9, 1954, and she preceded him in death. January 18, 2016.

Jimmy retired from A&H Trucking and was a member of Orleans Christian Church.  He enjoyed gardening and woodworking.

Cynthia Jane (Greg) Terry of Bowling Green, Kentucky
Jimmy Dean Skeen of Orleans
Jeremiah (Destiny) Skeen
Jesse Skeen
Ashley Willard
5 great grandchildren
Mary Edna Mathews of Bedford
Karen Pace of Bedford
special family member,Dale (Denise) Maple of Bedford

His parents; wife; and siblings, Michael Skeen and Margie Reynolds, preceded him in death.

Cremation was chosen. Graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at  Mt. Pleasant Baptist Cemetery with Pastor Tom Bostic officiating.

Memorial Gifts:  Michael J. Fox Foundation (donations@michaeljfox.org)

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8 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Emma Jean Conklin | http://Bloomington, Indiana
    Date: July 23, 2019
    I worked with Big Diamond Jim at A&H for 14 years. A great guy, Always a smile. He will be missed.
  2. Guest: Dianna | http://Greenwood, IN
    Date: July 20, 2019
    Sweet, sweet Uncle Jim. Always kind and ready to help, willing to share whatever he had. Lots of wonderful childhood memories with Aunt Wilma and Uncle Jim. Love and blessings to Cindy and Jimmy Dean and their families.
  3. Guest: Ed & bibi king | http://Orleans lnd
    Date: July 18, 2019
    He was a good man there wasn't anything he wouldn't do for anyone. My best memory of Jim was when Wilma and I would be gardening, he would always help us. He was Ed's bestfriend. He will be missed, but NEVER forgotten
  4. Guest: Dawn Ribelin | http://Indianapolis
    Date: July 17, 2019
    Big Jim was a sweet man. I spent a lot of time around him and remembering back in the day when I came to their house and he had bought me a pair of cowboy boots. He will be sadly missed by many, but he'll also be joined in Heaven with the love of his life, Wilma. My heart and Prayers goes out to the family...love you all!
  5. Guest: Michelle | http://Orleans, IN
    Date: July 16, 2019
    Cindy and Jimmy, We are so very sorry for your loss, Big Jim was a great guy! Kevin & Michelle Williams Manship
  6. Guest: Jill Hafenbreidel | http://Bloomington, Indiana
    Date: July 14, 2019
    I will always remember Jimmy coming to church with Wilma and Bibi and Ed. I was newer to the area but these two couples always were so kind to me. Enjoyed visiting with Wilma and Jim at their home in Orleans. He will be missed as will you all as well, Cindy and Greg. God bless you both and as you lay your father to rest. Love Jill
  7. Guest: Kim and Marty Scherschel | http://Bedford, IN
    Date: July 14, 2019
    Very sorry for your loss. May the joy of your memories and the Lord's Peace see you through this time.
  8. Guest: Kim and Marty Scherschel | http://Bedford, IN
    Date: July 14, 2019
    Sorry for your loss. May the joy of your memories and the Lord's Peace see you through this time.