Word has been received of the passing of D. R. (Skip) Skipworth, 79, of Lawton, Okla. Skip passed away on Oct. 7, 2010. A private memorial was held on Oct. 15, 2010, in Lawton. Skip was born on Feb. 29, 1931, in Sherman, Texas, to S.W. and Stella (Echelberger) Skipworth. He grew up in Sherman, but spent most of his life in Roswell. Skip worked at the Pecos Lodge Rehabilitation Center for many years as a counselor/director before he retired.
During his time in Roswell, he was heavily involved with Alcoholics Anonymous and the Lions Club. Skip was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. He is survived by his wife, Lucille, of Lawton; his sister, Estelle Brown, and her husband, Eugene, of Grand Prairie, Texas; his son, Rusty Skipworth, and his wife, Heather, of Oswego, Ill.; his stepson, Ailbe Skipworth, and his wife, Cynithia, of Roswell; his stepdaughter, Cindy Nunn, and her husband, Ron of Lawton; grandchildren, Mandolin, Mirabelle, Halen, Brody and Lucy; and a special neighbor and friend, Lacy, of Roswell.