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
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Published by Charleston Post & Courier from Dec. 7 to Dec. 8, 2013.