SOUTH PARIS— Philip L. Skinner, 78, of Norway, died Thursday, April 28, at the Maine Veterans Home.

He was born in South Paris on May 27, 1932, the son of Horace L. and Inez M. Marr Skinner. He attended Bridgton Academy and faithfully served his country in the Army from 1955 to 1957.

He started working in the woods with his brother-in-law and worked at Ernie’s City service for several years. He went to work at A.W. Walker for more than 20 years and then retired from the Paris Farmer’s Union in 1998, having worked there for 15 years. Phil enjoyed going to the Old Auto Show for 29 years, winning best of show award trophy for 28 years in 2006.

Survivors include his wife Lorraine; children, Bruce Skinner, Penny Merrill and husband, Stan, Jerry Skinner and Marcia Libby, Debbie Cook, Alan Skinner and Judy; a sister, Betty Merrill; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

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