David L. Skinner, formerly of Milltown, IN passed away at his home in Gilbertsville, KY on October 28, 2014 near the Moors at Kentucky Lake.
David was born December 11, 1947 in New Albany, IN. He graduated from Milltown High School in 1965, and from the University of Evansville in 1969 with a degree in Business Education and Physical Education. He also played basketball for Lebanon Junior College.
David earned his Masters of Secondary Education from Indiana University and his Masters in Business from Webster University. He was also a licensed Driver’s Education instructor.
David began his teaching career at Dale High School in 1969, and continued in Marengo, IN at Marengo High School as a Business/PE teacher and head basketball coach. Following his time at Marengo, he became an accounting instructor and assistant basketball coach at Sullivan College in 1975. He was promoted to head coach in 1978 and won the National Little College Championship in 1980. That same year, he was also named Coach of the Year by Kentucky Junior Colleges. Later in his career at Sullivan, he also served as chair of the Business Department.
In 1993, David returned to teaching high school and coaching basketball at North Harrison High School in Ramsey, IN.
In addition to being remembered as a great coach and teacher, David will be remembered for his passion for education, specifically ensuring his athletes achieved four degrees. He loved teaching and coaching, but he also loved retirement. He enjoyed bass fishing at Kentucky Lake and recreational fishing in Florida. In his later years he developed a love of golf, which he passed on to his grand-daughters. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 661, the Hadi Shrine and Scottish Rite of Evansville.
David was preceded in death by his parents William Noel Skinner and Ethel Fern Sarles Skinner of Milltown, IN. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Judy Hammond Skinner; son, John Skinner and wife Tamara of Evansville; daughter, Lori (Skinner) Huss and husband Chris of Louisville; and grandchildren Brittany and Katelyn Skinner of Evansville.
A visitation will be held at Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home in Benton, KY on Thursday, October 30th
from 4-7PM, with a prayer service at 6:30PM. An additional visitation will be held in Milltown, IN at Brown Funeral Home from 3-7PM on Friday, October 31st
with funeral services at 11am on Saturday, November 1st
. Memorial contributions may be made to the Evansville Junior Golf Association or to the American Heart Association.
Condolences may be sent on-line at www.filbeckcannking.com