SKELTON, M. O., Jr.
M.O. Skelton, Jr. passed away on March 20, 2014. Mr. Skelton was born in Gainesville, GA in 1929, and resided in Marietta since 1945. A memorial service will be held at H.M. Patterson & Son Canton Hill Chapel, 1157 Old Canton Road, Marietta, GA 30068 on Monday, March 24 at 3:00pm with Dr. Sam Matthews officiating. He graduated from Osborne High School and Georgia State University. He served four years in the U.S. Navy aboard the destroyer U.S.S. DeHaven. He was stationed in Sasebo, Japan during the Korean War. His ship was the first destroyer in Korean waters and was a member of the famed “Sitting Ducks” during the Inchon Amphibious Invasion. Mr. Skelton was employed by Lockheed Martin Corporation, as an Engineering Division Administrator, retiring in 1995 after 34 years of service. During this time, he was assigned to London, England to the wing design program for the C-5 airplane. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Carolyn McDaniel Skelton; daughter, Shelly Skelton Martin; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Jamie (Martin) and Jayson Teagle; sister, Anita Grice; and nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Frank Campbell and brother-in-law, Bill Grice. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, March 23 from 4:00-7:00pm, and also on Monday, prior to the service from 2:00-3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to First United Methodist Church, Marietta, GA 30064.