Wayne Ivan Skinner
1942 - 2013
BORN
November 26, 1942
DIED
December 6, 2013
MCPO Wayne Ivan Skinner, USN (Ret.) GOOSE CREEK - Master Chief Petty Officer Wayne Ivan Skinner, USN (Ret.), 71, of Goose Creek, SC, husband of Terry Ann Boatwright Skinner, passed away Friday, December 6, 2013. His funeral service will be held Tuesday, December 10, 2013, in J. HENRY STUHR, INC., NORTHWOODS CHAPEL, 2180 Greenridge Road, at 3:00 pm. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in Stuhr's Northwoods Chapel. Wayne was born on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 1942 in Portsmouth, VA, only child of the late George A. Skinner and Coleen Chapman Skinner. Wayne joined the Navy in 1963. His Naval career spanned from 1963 until 1989, where he served these duty stations: Submarine schools - RTC in San Diego, CA and GMS in Dam Neck, VA, followed by Naval Bell Diving School in Key West, FL. He was then assigned to the following duty stations: USS Simon Bolivar, Instructor at Fleet Ballistic Submarine Training Center in Charleston, USS Francis Scott Key, Pomflant NWS in Goose Creek, USS Mariano G. Vallejo, and Submarine Tender Holland NWS in Goose Creek, until his retirement in April 1989. He spent 24 years of his 26 year enlistment home ported in Charleston. In June 1987, he became a U.S. Licensed Captain. In 1992, he became a U.S. Merchant Marine as a Licensed Boat Captain, which he continued until his death. He was a member of the U.S. Naval Fleet Reserve, U.S. Submarine Veterans, Inc. at Charleston Base and was a certified P.A.D.I. Open Water Diver. He is survived by his wife of Goose Creek; his son, John Howell Skinner (Rachel Morga) of Summerville; his daughter, Wendy LeAnne Crimmins of North Charleston; his grandson, Tyler John Skinner; his granddaughters, Parker Rae Crimmins and Jordan Nicole Crimmins; and his mother, Coleen Skinner of Deland, FL. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5900 Core Road, Suite 504, North Charleston, SC 29406, Alzheimer's Association SC Chapter, 2090 Executive Hall Road, Suite 130, Charleston, SC 29407, Fleet Reserve Association of the Lowcountry, 99 Wisteria Road, Goose Creek, SC 29445 and/or United States Submarine Veterans, P.O. Box 3870, Silverdale, WA 98383. A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston

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MISSING YOU SO VERY MUCH ~!~
LOVE YOU THEN
LOVE YOU NOW
LOVE YOU FOREVER
ALWAYS

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TERRY Skinner
June 12, 2019
Today would have been our 49th Wedding Anniversary. I remember the conversation we had about perhaps renewing vows on our 50th.
I miss you today as I have every day since you left us. It's just that special days like holidays, birthdays and our anniversary, that are much more difficult that every day. Just more painful.

I feel blessed and fortunate to have had you in my life for 48 years and to have been married to you for 45 years plus another three months and two weeks. There aren't that many people who even make ten or fifteen years together these days, so I count myself.....us, as a couple.....among the strongest.

Knowing this doesn't make the days any less empty without you. I don't have words that can adequately express the sorrow, sadness, grief and loneliness I feel without you in my life.

I can still hear your voice. It isn't in the room, but in my heart and memory. It's as strong and solid as it always was. When I go to sleep at night, I wish and pray that my dreams will be of you...us...something we did together or....just that you'll be there in my dreams in some way.

Last week, in a dream, I looked out my window and you were raking leaves. Not sure what it meant, because there are no leaves upon the ground yet, but there you were; rake in hand and it was just as vivid as if it was happening. I awoke and realized I had been dreaming. but I remembered the dream and your presence.

My visit to the dentist Monday, brought me to tears. Not the dentist, but as I was in the chair, the hygienist cleaning my teeth, there was music playing in the background. There was a country / western song playing; One that I had seen you and John dancing to numerous times. Suddenly, tears just started flowing. I could not stop them. The hygienist stopped cleaning, asked if I was okay and I explained the reason I was crying. There was this very clear vision of you on the dance floor....line dancing to the song. She reached over and turned the music off. Afterwards, I still wasn't able to shake the picture - the thoughts and memories in my heart and head. It was a sadness, but also it brought a vivid memory and that was a pleasant thing. I don't fully understand the sudden tears, but they came.

I thought about you during the downpour we had for the total eclipse on that day. I know if you had been here, we would have probably gone out on the water to be able to get a clearer, uncongested vantage point to watch and record. I thought about the times we had been on one of the boats during the Fourth of July fireworks displays or the Christmas boat parade. Things we did together and as a family that we can no longer do and it just made me miss you more, but also brought a great appreciation for the times you loved and cared for us to make sure we got to see some things, that perhaps we would not have been able to see if it were not for our efforts and expertise.

I miss you so much, Wayne. I love you and I wish every day, that I had told you more often.....showed you in better ways....been more adamant or clear in my explanations or just how much I did love you and how important you were to me. Today, I can only tell you in my prayers, dreams, poems and writings. I just wish you were here so I could tell you.

Just so you know....you are much loved. I remember this day very well. The plans we made and how things went on that day. I remember and I'm glad that I do have those memories. I wish I could share them with our children and grandchildren in ways they could understand and feel. You were the most important person in my life. You were my heart..... You were the rock upon which I stood and grew. These days, I have no solid foundation beneath me and my life is as unsteady and shaky as anything I've ever experienced.

I keep waiting for things 'to get better' or 'easier' as many people tell me will happen, but so far, there is no normalcy in my life. Nothing is anywhere near as it was when you were here with me.....with us. YOU, are LOVED and MISSED more than I can say.

On this, our 49th Anniversary, I wanted to say HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to the man I love. To the man I loved more than anyone else in my life. To the man who was the most important, best part of my life. I LOVE YOU ~!~ HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, WAYNE.

Love,
As always
and
All Ways...

Your wife,

Terry Ann
Terry Ann Skinner
August 22, 2017
Terry Ann Skinner
March 13, 2017
I am missing you today as much as I have every day since you left us. I love you and wish you were still here with us.

Yesterday was Mom's birthday. I sent a prayer and a birthday wish to Heaven for her.

Today, I sent all my love to you.

I miss you so much, I can't even find words to express how much. A day passes somehow. I go to sleep, wake up and the sun is still shining, but it's shining without your smile, your voice or your loving arms.

I just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you, missing you and still love you and always will.

Keep an eye out for our children and grandchildren. They love and miss you too. Keep watch over them.

I love you.

Terry Ann
Terry Ann Skinner
March 13, 2017
You are missed so much.

Love you still....

Always will.
Terry Ann Skinner
Spouse
December 2, 2016
You were the first to take them horseback riding at the stables. Thank you.They still love horses. You are missed so very much.
Terry Ann Skinner
Spouse
December 2, 2016
THINKING OF YOU TODAY. MISSING YOU AND LOVING YOU STILL.

WISHING YOU WERE STILL HERE WITH US, BUT YOU AREN'T SO I WISH FOR A TELEPHONE TO HEAVEN SO I COULD TALK WITH YOU, TELL YOU HOW MUCH YOU ARE MISSED AND HOW REMIND YOU HOW SPECIAL YOU WERE.

WE ALL MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU DEARLY. WAYNE. YOU WERE TRULY ONE OF A KIND. NO ONE CAN REPLACE YOU IN OUR LIVES OR HEARTS.

SEND US A SIGN EVERY NOW AND THEN...... I LOOK FOR CARDINALS, RAINBOWS AND EVERY SOUND OF A MOTORCYCLE CERTAINLY REMINDS ME OF YOU.

ABOUT THE MOTORCYCLE.....THE CATS STILL GO RUNNING TO THE DOOR WHEN THEY HEAR ONE. I KNOW THEY THINK IT'S YOU AND WHEN THE DOOR DOESN'T OPEN, THE JUST SIT FOR A FEW MINUTES LISTENING....... WAITING....AND THEN THEY RETURN TO THEIR SPECIAL PLACES TO PERCH.

SO MANY THINGS REMIND ME OF YOU THAT IT'S HARD TO GO ANYWHERE, DO ANYTHING, WATCH ANYTHING OR HEAR ANYTHING WITHOUT SOMETHING REMINDING ME OF YOU. SIMPLE THINGS, LIKE A RECIPE FOR A NEW CHOCOLATE CAKE FOR EXAMPLE. I FOUND A PIE RECIPE THE OTHER DAY WITH REESE CUPS AND OREOS I KNOW YOU WOULD HAVE LOVED IT. I WISH I HAD FOUND IT EARLIER IN TIME AND MADE ONE FOR YOU.

I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU SO MUCH.

No Farewell Words
No farewell words were spoken,
no time to say goodbye, you were
gone before we knew it,
and only God knows why

LOVE YOU THEN, LOVE YOU NOW
LOVE YOU.....FOREVER I WILL.

LOVE YOUR WIFE,

TERRY ANN
Terry Ann Skinner
Spouse
July 26, 2016
May 6, 2015
Today marks seventeen months since you have been absent from my physical life. I've dreamed dreams and you were there. I have prayed I could wake up and find you here. It has never happened, no matter how much I pray.

Early this morning, as I lay dreaming, a door opened right beside me. I looked toward the opening. You smiled, leaned in, kissed me, smiled again and closed the door. I was wide awake then. I knew this was not part of my dream. Had nothing to do with what I had been dreaming about. Yet, there was no one in my room. aAnyway, yes, the kiss was powerful. He smiled at me, kissed me, smiled again and closed the door. I was wide awake after that. No one was in my room. Today marks the 17th month and I know you have to be aware of what is happening and what has transpired since you left us behind. I pray each night for answers, strength and help. We need you so much.



You were the rock, the very foundation, on this earth upon which I grew. You were the strongest link, the strongest bond and force in my life and in our family. You always seemed to know exactly what to do without a big fuss or 'to-do'. You had the answers in your calm and quieting way.

I've tried to remember to keep silent first and listen before speaking. To think before speaking even if it takes days to formulate the thoughts or feelings I want to express. I'm trying to be as you are......

I pray for our children and our grandchildren. I pray they have dreams that include you. I pray you will speak to them through dreams or 'visits' as the one I had early this morning.

I miss you so much. I feel such an emptiness. I love you. I know you know that just as I know you love me.

I'll look forward to the next door opening to your smiling face and a kiss to wake me up as it did this morning.

Here's a big hug for you ((((WAYNE))))

Love you now and always.

Your wife,

Terry Ann
Terry Ann Skinner
May 6, 2015











Message from Wallace Jenkins ,



Not sure if you are aware of this project but an artificial reef was deployed last Sunday May 4th 50 miles of Charleston. 28 individuals were remembered by placement of Stainless steel crosses on the Barge. The SC Governor's Cup Billfishing Series arranged to have a cross in Captain Wayne's honor placed on the structure. If you send me an email I can forward photos of the cross and the reef structure for your family to remember Wayne.
Wallace Jenkins
May 19, 2014
Terry Ann, I just became aware of Wayne's passing. I recall meeting and visiting with him in Michigan City. Ironically I searched for the two of you on facebook late last year. Please accept my condolences for your loss.
Stephen Temple
May 4, 2014
Fair Winds and Folling Seas Shipmate!
Danny Bartges
February 7, 2014
May your family find Peace in knowing you are now on Watch with the Lord, where your seas are calm and the gentle wind is at your back. Rest in Peace Shipmate
Gregg Solberg
February 7, 2014
Shipmate I am so sadden by you passing and will miss corresponding with you. We walked to/from CPO Club Rota so many times and shared many memories on board F.S.Key. It was an honor to serve with you and I know God has you on his watch bill now. God Bless all of Wayne's loved ones and know that Wayne loved each along with our country with all his heart and soul!
Lynn Moran
February 6, 2014

I was lost
locked
within
myself.

There
are only
a hand full
of people
on this
earth
who ever
held the
key
to all
that was
and is
me.

You were
the
First
and
most
Important
of all.


Missing you
every second
I breathe.


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Terry Ann Skinner
January 21, 2014
Just when I think I can make it through another couple hours without shedding tears
and feeling the painful tearing of my heart and soul, the hushed silence in the rooms, the sight of something that is his or something he has done, or even some little memory flashes crosses my mind as if there were a photo pasted there,
it starts all over again. The tears are not getting lesser. They are getting worse and only increasing in volume and time before they begin to cease once more for maybe an hour or so. It's not getting any easier no matter what I read or what anyone says. No matter how hard I try to keep the dam from tumbling down and letting all the waters spill, I see it's happening....it's coming.....it's only a matter of time before I cannot go anymore.

I cannot go this alone. I cannot. I cannot.

Sailor, wake me from this nightmare, please
Terry Ann Skinner
January 21, 2014
January 21, 2014
January 21, 2014
RIP Shipmate It was a pleasure serving with you back in the 70's aboard the Key SSBN 657 (B). Teri My condolences to You and all the Family.
Frank (Bud) Robey Jr
January 11, 2014
Four weeks without you in our lives seems an eternity.

May God hold you in his hands. You are so loved.
Terry Ann Skinner
January 3, 2014
Terry Ann Skinner
January 3, 2014
Not a day passes that I don't think of you. Night closes in and as I close my eyes, it's your face I see as tears begin once more to fall.

There will never be enough words in all the books, of all the languages, of all the nations that can express how dear you were to me.

You were the rock and firm foundation upon which my life grew and expanded as our years together passed.

There are some things which cannot be expressed. The loss of you, your care, concern, comfort, support, love, compassion, and encouragement are missed every single moment of every single day.

A month has passed and I still cannot comprehend that you are not here, somewhere today.

I called your cell the other night, just to hear your voice.

I have always loved you and I always will. You had my heart and you've take part of it with you.
Terry Ann Skinner
January 3, 2014
Sorry to hear of our shipmate Wayne's passing. Rest your oars sailor, job well done.

Russ Christie
SSBN 657 -Francis Scott Key
www.ssbn657.com

We have added Wayne to our Eternal Patrol listing on the ship's web site.
December 23, 2013
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Michael Hartley
December 15, 2013
Terry Ann, Wendy and John, my family's thoughts and prayer's are with you and your family at this most difficult time. May your memories sustain you and the good Lord blesse you with comfort and piece. God has a very special Angel !!!!
Shirley Hill
December 13, 2013
Wendy, I am so sorry to hear of your dads passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your girls.
Colleen Santiago
December 9, 2013
With love and Prayers to you Wendy.
Edda Payne
Customer Service Rep.
Flint Group
Edda Payne
December 9, 2013
To Terry, Hope you remember me. Wayne and I served together on the Vallejo in 1979-1982. I remember many good times with Wayne during our service, as well as many good conversations with you. I wish you my sincerest condolences to you and your family on his passing. ([email protected])
GeorgeFuchs RMCS(SS), USN, Ret.
December 9, 2013
We appreciated knowing Mr. Wayne. He was a special man, and very giving to our family. We really loved the fresh fish he would give us. He will be greatly missed by us and his family. God bless the family. We are praying for you all.
Charles and Rachel Ferguson
December 8, 2013
Captain Wayne,
It was an honor knowing you. I will always remember our countless talks on the bridge on our way offshore. I learned so much from you and I am a better person for knowing you. You are truly a good man and the definition of a gentlemen.

I will miss you.

Fair Winds and Following Seas…..
Rich Bermudez
December 8, 2013
I enjoyed our many days of fishing together and working on the Sea Thunder. David Huff.
David Huff
December 8, 2013
We love you Dad!
Your will be missed everyday!
John,Rachel,Tyler and Joseph.
December 8, 2013
To Terry, John, Wendy and Family,

On behalf of the Charleston Base SUBVETS and Swamp Fox Chapter SUBVETS WWII, I offer you our sincere condolences on Wayne's passing. We grieve with you on the loss of your loved one and all SUBVETS and their families have your family in our thoughts and prayers. There is no expiration date on the back of our dolphins and Wayne will always be remembered as a “Brother of the Phin” and a great Patriot.

FTCM(SS) Wayne Ivan Skinner
US Navy Retired
Now on Eternal Patrol
Sailor Rest Your Oar
Your Shipmates Have The Watch

Fair Winds and Following Seas Shipmate

Charleston Base Submarine Veterans
Nick Nichols, Base Chaplain
Nick Nichols
December 7, 2013