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Donald "Donnie" Keith Skidmore, 62, Lumberton

Donald “Donnie” Keith Skidmore, 62, of Lumberton, Texas, passed away on November 2, 2023, in Lumberton.

Born in Orange, Texas, on November 23, 1960, Donnie was the son of Don Skidmore and Lynn Skidmore Fields. He graduated from Deweyville High School and later from Lamar University as a piping engineer.

Donnie was a wise, patient, and talented man whose creative side was limitless. Whether drawing, painting, cooking, or building, Donnie was driven and disciplined. He was passionate and proud of his work, always determined to do things well and achieve his goals.

Donnie had an immense love of music, especially country and rock. A part owner of Rock the Wall Records, he spent decades amassing a collection of vinyl and vintage records. Possessing an incredible green thumb, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gun collecting. Donnie loved his country and was as patriotic as they come. He deeply loved his family and his pets.

A wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, and son, Donnie was adored and loved by many. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Donnie was preceded in death by his father, Don Skidmore; his stepfather, Arlon Fields; his father-in-law, Carl Capuano; and his grandparents, Albert D. and Dollie Skidmore, and Clyde and Lois Smithson.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Tonia Skidmore; his daughter, Jessica Ann Skidmore; his mother Lynn Skidmore Fields, and mother-in-law Patricia Capuano.

Donnie’s siblings are Greg and his wife Amy Skidmore, Stacey and her husband Larry Brister, and Duane and Travis Fields. His stepchildren are Dominique and Jaylon Capuano, and Brandon and his wife Kallie Capuano, along with five grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and loving friends.

Funeral services will be at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, November 18, 2023, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, Texas.

Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 18, 2023, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

In true Donnie fashion, boots and cowboy hats are welcome.

In lieu of flowers, for those who wish to donate, please contact Claybar Funeral Home at 409-886-4445.


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