Eric Lamar Skinner, Sr., age 71 of Dayton, passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at his home. He was born July 22, 1949 in Laurel, Mississippi. He is preceded in death by his mother, Wilma (Hicks) Skinner.
Eric is survived by his two sons, Eric Skinner, Jr., Tramaine (Nicole) Skinner; grandchildren, Jeremiah and Nyomi Skinner; mother of his children, Paulette Harris; along with the Hicks family, extended family and many friends.
Eric was an All City football player at Roth High School and at Indiana State University where he was a member of the Omega Psi Phi Que Fraternity. He retired from Delphi after many years of dedicated service. Eric was a football referee and a baseball umpire in his spare time. He loved to sing, fish and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Newcomer Kettering Chapel, 3940 Kettering Blvd, where family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until the time of service at 2:00 PM.
The State of Ohio is under a mandatory mask order and has required that face mask will be worn in all public places.
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