Charlie Skeens, 71, North Manchester, died Dec. 4 at 9:10 a.m. at his residence. He was born Dec. 4, 1942 to Roy and Sadie (Mullett) Skeens in Logan County, W.V.
He was employed at United Technologies, North Manchester, for 33 years. He was then employed at BKB Manufacturing for 10 years, retiring in 2008. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed being outdoors. Charlie married Mary Lou Morris on Oct. 17, 1964. She survives.
He is also survived by two sons, Roy (Joey) Skeens and John Skeens, both of North Manchester; four daughters, Mary Ann Cordill, North Manchester, Linda Sue (Terry) Moser, Janet (Brian) Wray, North Manchester and Betty Raylene Skeens, North Manchester; one sister, Betty (Bill) Morris, North Manchester; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Charlie Skeens, one brother, Thomas Skeens and one sister, Brenda Delgado.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Dec. 9 at 1 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 Stare Road 114 West, North Manchester, with Pastor J.P. Freeman officiating. Visitation will also be on Dec. 9 from 12-1 p.m. at McKee Mortuary. Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Silver Lake.
Memorials may be made to Mary Lou Skeens, 108 S. Sycamore Street, North Manchester, IN 46962.