Howard Phillip Skidmore age 84 of Somerset, KY passed away on Monday March 9, 2015 at Somerset Nursing and Rehab Center.

He was born on January 23, 1931 in Harlan, KY to the late Turner and Jeanette Koch Skidmore.

Howard was a Veteran of the United States Army. He was a retired construction worker and enjoyed fishing, boating and gardening.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Turner and Jeanette Skidmore; his wife Peggy Skidmore; one son, David Skidmore and two brothers, Roy Skidmore and Ray Skidmore.

He is survived by two daughters, Theresa Morales of California and Julie Skidmore of Missouri; one brother, Dennis Skidmore of Somerset, KY; three sisters, JoAnn Yount of Dayton, Ohio; Georgia Fink of Xenia, Ohio and Mary Sexton of Lexington, KY. Also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Saturday March 14, 2015 after 4pm in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday March 14, 2015 at 7pm in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. David Muse officiating.

Burial will be held on Tuesday March 17, 2015 at 11am in the VA National Cemetery in Bloomfield, Missouri with full Military Honors.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.