Submitted by: Carolyn Sosebee
(Taken from the Lubbock Avalanche Journal, October 4, 1977, Tuesday Morning, Page 8-A)
ABERNATHY (Special) Services for Dempsey Daniel Skipper, 69, of Abernathy will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday in Abernathy Church of Christ, with Condy Billingsley, minister, officiating, and the Rev. Jacky Newton, pastor, of the First Baptist Church here, assisting.
Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park of Lubbock under direction of Chambers Funeral Home. (Born February 29, 1908)
Skipper died October 3, 1977 at his home Monday morning after suffering an apparent heart attack. The farmer was born at Happy and came to Abernathy from Johnson City in 1926. Survivors include his wife, Lynie Olivia (Sosebee) Skipper; four sons, Billy Frank Skipper and Johnny Wayne Skipper, both of Abernathy, Truett Lynn Skipper of Midland and Gary Dan Skipper of Tucson, Arizona; two brothers, W.C. of Roswell, New Mexico , and Aubrey of Arlington; three sisters, Mrs. C. F. Acklin of Amarillo, Mrs. R.C. Daze of Maypearl, and Mrs. J.D. Crawford of Alvarado; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
(Dempsey was the husband of Lynie Olivia (Sosebee) Skipper)