Sidney Skillern

Sidney Skillern

Wednesday January 28th, 1925 - Thursday March 18th, 2021
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Sidney Lee Skillern was born January 28, 1925, to Harry Collins Skillern and Gertrude Skillern in Bakewell, Tennessee. He passed away March 18, 2021 in Chattanooga. He was the youngest of two boys. Sidney attended Booker T. Washington School. He entered the U.S. Army in 1943.

Sidney accepted Christ while attending Mount Annie Baptist Church in Bakewell, Tennessee. His work places include: South Central Bell Telephone Company, Crane Enamel Company, and Provident Life Insurance. Later he started his own business. He was owner/operator of his own company, S L & S Moving and Hauling Company.

Sidney was a former member of Missionary Ridge Baptist Church where he served on the Deacon Board, Choir, and as Sunday School Superintendent. Later, he joined Tucker Missionary Baptist Church where he has served as Deacon, Sunday School student, and Men's Choir.

Sidney is preceded in receiving his new home assignment by his wife, Odie Mell Allen-Skillern of 70 years; son, Victor; grandson, Victor Skillern, Jr.

A public viewing will be held 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Saturday. March 27, 2021, at John P. Franklin Funeral Home. A private family funeral service will be held at Tucker Missionary Baptist Church. Interment: Chattanooga National Cemetery, 10:30 am Monday, March 29, 2021.

Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 423-622-9995.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday March 27th, 2021 | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Saturday March 27th, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    John P. Franklin Funeral Home
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  • Funeral Service

    Sunday March 28th, 2021 | 1:30pm
    Sunday March 28th, 2021 1:30pm
    Greater Tucker Missionary Baptist Church
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Jerry & Bernadette Heard

Posted at 08:15pm
Veronica, know that we love you and our heart goes out to you and your family. You can reach out to us anytime, any day, and any hour. Jerry & Ms. B!
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Elizabeth S Hayes

Posted at 02:00pm
With heartfelt love for each of you in the passing of Bro. Sidney Skillern
May you find comfort knowing God in his infinite love will grant you the strength needed at this time.
God bless,
Love, Joy ,&Peace
Elizabeth Hayes,

Keith Spates

Posted at 10:16am
I hope you feel surrounded by much love. Sharing in your sadness as we remember Granddaddy.
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Ethel Louise Carter Jones

Posted at 07:32pm
I was saddened to learn of Mr. Skillern's passing. He seems like family as did most of the persons at Mission Ridge Baptist Church when I was growing up. A fine person and one of my father's great friends. The Family has my heartfelt sympathy. May God comfort you at this time.
Love, Louise Carter Jones

Daisy B.Scott

Posted at 06:02pm
Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of your love one. Your neighbors from Ridgeside Road, the Scott family, Daisy, Thomas L, Phyllis, Beverly and Thomas N. Scott. God Bless you.

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