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John Gordon Skeen Jr.

Funeral services for Mr. John Gordon Skeen Jr. will be 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Bro. Kevin Medlin officiating.  Interment will follow at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.  Visitation Monday 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home and Tuesday 11:00 A.M. until service at the church.

Mr. Skeen, age 79 of Lebanon passed away Saturday, December 12, 2020, at his home.

Born July 31, 1941, in Wilson County, he is the son of the late John Gordon Skeen Sr. and Dorothy Dean Brindley Skeen.  He retired from the A.S.C.S. office after thirty five years, and then from the James E. Ward Ag Center.    He was a member of Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church where he had served as a deacon, elder, and taught Sunday school for many years.  He was very active on the Wilson County Fair Board for forty two years.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Josephine Webb Skeen on March 19, 2013.

He is survived by two children: Paul Skeen and Sheila (David) Mobley; three grandsons, Martin (Victoria) Mobley, John Daniel Mobley, and Mason Mobley; brother, Bruce Skeen; and great grandson, Kade Mobley.

Pallbearers: Larry Tomlinson, Kenny Berry, Tommy Skeen, Martin Mobley, John Daniel Mobley, and Mason Mobley.

Memorials may be made to the Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church Building Fund.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME of Lebanon (615) 444-2142   www.ligonbobo.com

Messages for the Family

  1. Marie Pruitt says:
    Sheila, I am so sorry to hear of your Daddy’s passing. I worked with Jo at Toshiba. I loved her so much. I still miss her. May the Lord comfort you and yours during this time.
  2. Gail and Rod Purkett says:
    So sorry for your loss
  3. Anne Donnell says:
    He was always a gentleman, friendly and polite. My deepest sympathy to his son and daughter, who share his fine character and that of his wife, their lovely mother. May they rejoice together in Heaven.
  4. Brenda Roberts Ginnett says:
    Sheila, praying for your comfort and peace as say goodbye to the man who loved you the most. So love your family and our church time together at CP. Hugs, sweet girl.
  5. Sam Oldham says:
    So sorry for your loss he was a good friend prayers for the family
  6. Dana Everett says:
    Sheila, I’m so very sorry for your loss. I’ll be praying for you and your family. <3
  7. Tilford Elkins says:
    Gordon was a quiet gentleman who was a devoted husband and father. He demonstrated his Christian faith by deeds. Gordon was a tremendous athlete and a great role model for his younger brother, Bruce. He was the epitome of strength by example. I never saw anyone faster in running from first to third on a baseball or softball field. His love for his beloved Josephine was legendary. Rest well Gordon. Our loss is Heaven’s gain.
  8. Gary, Melissa, Morgan and Ian Johnston says:
    David, Sheila and Family,
    We offer our sincere condolences in the loss of your father/father-in-law. We pray you will find peace and comfort in the knowledge that is with the Lord now. His memory and example will live on in your children’s lives. We pray that memories of him will always bring joy and peace in your heart. We love you all and are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
  9. Lee A. Harper says:
    Mrs. Mobley – You and your family are in my thoughts & prayers.
  10. Melba Jobe says:
    Heartfelt Condolences on 12/15/2020 For The Skeen Family. Love, Prayers, Strength & Comfort. Holding onto Gods’ unchanging Hands In JESUS Name, Amen !!! From Melba ( Corder ) Jobe & Family. Lebanon, Tn & Our Entire Community.
  11. Patrick Stoecker says:
    Gordon was the embodiment of a gentleman. He was one of my favorite coaches ever and I will always remember how kind he was. The world needs more Gordon Skeens.