Harold Edgar Skipper, 75, of Garland, Texas, passed away Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, at his residence.

He was born in Ellis County, Texas, on May 8, 1933, to Chester and Connie Hassell Skipper. He was a member of Missionary Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Donita Skipper.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Skipper of Garland; son, Terry Skipper of Waxahachie; grandchildren, Justin and Brandon Skipper; children by marriage, Chelsea, Alaina, Bavis, Jacob, Shanna, Brianna and Hunter; sisters, Oma Shaw of Waxahachie and Wanda Maxwell of Dallas; and brother, Miles Skipper of Waxahachie.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, at Avery Missionary Baptist Church with Brother Jimmy Jones and the Rev. Roddy Jackson officiating.

Services are under the direction of Clarksville Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made to the Skipper family at www.clarksvillefuneralhome.com.