Jeffrey William Skinner was born on August 9, 1970 in Portsmouth, VA to William Kenneth and Dianne Edelle (Moore) Skinner. Jeff departed this life at his home in Waterloo, IA on Thursday, December 20, 2018.
Jeff spent most of his childhood in Southwest Iowa and graduated from South Page High School in 1989. After high school, he joined the Army for a couple of years. Once out of the Army, Jeff returned to Iowa, spending most of his adult life in the Des Moines area before relocating to Eastern Iowa a few years ago. Jeff enjoyed spending time with friends and family. He was especially close with his mother prior to her passing and his Grandma Carmen, who he called faithfully every Sunday. He had a good sense of humor and teased his nieces and nephews every chance he could. He also enjoyed playing cards, fishing, and watching the Redskins play football.
Jeff was preceded in death by his grandparents, Claude & Elizabeth Skinner and Francis Moore; parents, William & Dianne Skinner; and nephew, Gage Stanton.
Those left to cherish his memory include his son Tristan Reed of Clarinda, IA; grandmother, Carmen Moore of Maryville, MO; sister, Cammie Stanton of Shenandoah, IA; step-brother Nick Butler of Des Moines, IA; step-brother Rick Butler of Kansas City, MO; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.
Celebration of Life Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home. Burial of the cremains will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the family.
"My deepest sympathies to you Cammie. My most memories of Jeff were him working at the State Line. He was always very friendly, polite and always smiling. I pray for strength for you and your family for this time of grieving. Big hugs from Texas. Jill People"
"Cammie- So sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are to your family"
"Oh Cammie... I am so very sorry for your loss. You have been through so much. Know I am thinking of you and sending prayers for your family. Jeff was a favorite of mine. Always polite and pleasant to visit with. My very deepest condolences on your loss. Hugs ! ?Aunt? Debbie Hamilton
"So sorry to the family. "