Jere Skiles

Jere Raymond Skiles

Saturday, August 4th, 1934 - Friday, March 6th, 2020
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Memorial services for Jere Skiles, 85, of Athens, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Hannigan Smith Funeral Home with Randy Skiles officiating.

Mr. Skiles passed away Friday, March 6, 2020 in Athens.

Jere Raymond Skiles was born August 4, 1934 in Fruitvale, the son of Thomas Alva Skiles and Minnie (Hendley) Skiles. He was passionate about his sports, especially high school football in which he refereed for a number of years, bowled seven 300 games, achieved six holes-in-one at golf and also played fast pitch softball and baseball. In his later years Jere took great joy in being the Grandad who attended all his grandbabies activities and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Martele Davis; brothers, Johnny Skiles and Robert Mastin Skiles and one great granddaughter, Sophie Kay Skiles.

Survivors include his loving wife, Margaret Skiles of Athens; sons, Randy Skiles and wife Mary Dale of Athens and Mike Hembree and wife Lisa of Athens; daughters, Becky, Sharon and Brenda; grandchildren, Scott Skiles and wife Lyndsi of Frisco, Jonathan Skiles and wife Shelby of Tyler, David Skiles and wife Jenny of Tyler, Solomon Skiles and wife Courtney of Athens, Christopher Hembree and wife Denise of Athens, Staci O’Neal of Tyler, Sarah Dye and husband Wesley of Dallas, Jennifer Crane of Athens and Jason Crane of Athens; great grandchildren, Bree, Harper, Ezra, Connor, Devin, Haley, Addison, Karli, Natalie, Jaden, Jackson, Knox, Maxwell, Connor, and one great grandchild on the way as well as numerous nieces, nephews and past in-laws who have remained dear to him throughout the years.

A visitation will be held Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 1-2:00 p.m. prior to the service.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home family.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 12th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Thursday, March 12th, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Hannigan Smith Funeral Home
    842 SE Loop 7
    ATHENS, TX 75752
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, March 12th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Thursday, March 12th, 2020 2:00pm
    Hannigan Smith Funeral Home
    842 SE Loop 7
    ATHENS, TX 75752
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
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Regina & Billy Wesson

Posted at 01:19pm
I met Jere and Margaret at the bowling center. What a couple, not only great bowlers, but the nicest two people you would ever want to meet. Rest In Peace Jere, our prayers are with Margaret and family.

Isidoro Mata

Posted at 02:09am
Yes'm, Jere will be truly missed at the Athens Bowling Center. It was always a pleasure seeing him and Margaret there as leagues were getting ready to begin year after year. May he Rest In Peace and our condolences for his family on behalf of the Isidoro "Shorty" and Yolanda "Yoyo" Mata family. May God be with all affected by the loss of this friend to all and encourager.

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