RICHARD ‘RICK’ P. SKIDMORE

Obituary for RICHARD ‘RICK’ P. SKIDMORE

Skidmore, Richard (Rick) P.   67 yrs. old passed away November 23, 2020 at home in Valrico FL surrounded by his loving family. Born December 1952 in Covington, KY to Paul and Marilyn Skidmore.  Rick was raised from the age of 13 by his Aunt Margie and Uncle Urban Martini in Cincinnati, OH.

He will be remembered and cherished by his loving wife Linda (Wolfzorn) Skidmore married 45 years, his son Christopher Skidmore (Keri Kilgore) and Thomas Skidmore (Ashley) and his six grandchildren, Cai, Mia, McKenzie, Noah, Carter and Savanna.

Graduated from Elder High School (’71) in Cincinnati, OH before entering into the Army and UEI (United Electronics Institute) in Louisville, KY where he received his degree in Electronics.

He worked at Cincinnati Milacron (1978-1979) before he and his wife moved to Tampa, FL in April, 1979 to continue his career as an Industrial Electronic Technician.  He worked at various companies before he began his employment at The Tampa Tribune and worked there for 25 years.

Rick loved his Chevys, music, playing guitar, and dancing.

Rick was an Army veteran (1971-1974) and will be interned at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL.  A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in the spring of 2021 due to the current pandemic.

The family wishes to thank LifePath Hospice for its thoughtfulness and tender care.

Also thank you to Brandon Cremation and Funeral Services.

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03/15/2021

I will Always remember practicing baseball in the yard, and at Bloomingdale Little League. He would wear a baseball glove and hit balls for me to field, then play as the 1st baseman, as my brother & I tossed it back to him. MANY afternoons spent there on Stearns Rd. Enjoying our time together.
I will never forget how he made up jokes, wanted us home by dinner time, & played the guitar of a Dwight Yoakum tune while I would sing along with him.
I still play those Dwight tunes, want my kids home for dinner, and think about Rick Skidmore every day. I love & miss you Dad. See you soon.

Your son,
Chris “Topher”

12/18/2020

Linda,
I’m so sorry. Hope you have love a d support surrounding you.
Pat Burns (Mary’s sister)

12/11/2020

To Linda and your family,
We are so sorry for the loss of your sweet husband. Loved talking to him and we hope you feel cared for by your friends and family. God give you strength and peace.

12/11/2020

To Linda and your family,
We are so sorry for the loss of your sweet husband. Loved talking to him and we hope you feel cared for by your friends and family. God give you strength and peace.