Gene Lewis Skelton, 81, of Kingwood, passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at Hopemont State Hospital.
Gene was born in Buckhannon, on July 8, 1937, a son of the late Lewis and Naomi (Beal) Skelton.
He served his country in the United States Army.
Gene is survived by a daughter, Tammy Phares and husband Benjamin, of Kingwood; brother, Pete Skelton and wife Millie, of Buckhannon; five grandchildren, Donald Lynch, Benjamin Phares IV, Mickey Gregory, Rose Skelton and Jessica Skelton; and two great-grandchildren, Kadence Phares and Abe Lynch.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Tina Skelton; a grandson, Gene Bradley Phares; four brothers, Fred, Jeff, Harry and Steve Skelton; and three sisters, Dot Baures, Patty Hammer and Vera Barber
Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home, in Masontown, from 2 – 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 11, with the service to follow with the Rev. Ray Frankhouser officiating.
Military rites will be conducted by the Preston County Honor Guard and the WVANG Honor Guard.
To honor his wishes, cremation services will be provided.