Carl  Skeens

Carl Roy Skeens

Wednesday, October 5th, 1932 - Monday, January 28th, 2019
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Carl Roy Skeens, 86 of Boone County died January 28, 2019 in South Charleston.

He was a retired coal miner and was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was also an avid fisherman and outdoorsman.

He was preceded in death by his second Wife: Aretha Loudermilk Skeens,
Son: Rick Skeens,
Step children: Randy Clay, Kim Santanio and Sandy Hill,
Parents: Roy Roscoe and Belva Harper Skeens and
Sister: Pearl Skeens.

Surviving Are:

Wife: Phyllis Holstein Skeens of Leewood,

Daughters: Carla (Jason) Stalnaker of South Charleston,
Donna (Sam) Maggard of Pikeville, KY,

Sons: Steven Roy (Brenda Sue) Skeens of Belle,
David (Trish) Skeens of Cabin Creek,
Jack (Tammy) Skeens of Twin Poplars,
Jim (Lynn) Skeens of Sylvester,
Eric of Pax,

Step-sons: Mark Clay of South Charleston,
Josh Jones of Prenter,
Anthony Jones of Gauley Bridge,

Step-daughters: Pam Jones of Marmet,
Angie Darby of Joe’s Creek,

Brothers: Clifford Skeens of Seng Creek,
Lee Skeens of Seng Creek,
William Skeens of Beckley,

Sisters: Becky Peters of Foster,
Della Williams of Seng Creek,

Grandchildren: Amanda, Steven, Cody, Michael, Luke, Erica, Jace and Angel Skeens,
Nehemiah Stalnaker,
Kiara, Demetrius, Malachi and Obadiah Saunders,
Shannon Collins,
Michelle Igo,
Tennille Cooper,
John David Maggard and

7 Great Grandchildren.

Funeral will be 1 p.m. Monday February 4, 2019 at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet with Chris Keyser officiating. Burial will follow in Pineview Cemetery, Orgas. Friends may call 2 hours prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, February 4th, 2019 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Monday, February 4th, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Leonard Johnson Funeral Home
    8706 California Ave.
    MARMET, WV 25315
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, February 4th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Monday, February 4th, 2019 1:00pm
    Leonard Johnson Funeral Home
    8706 California Ave.
    MARMET, WV 25315
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Pineview Cemetery


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Floyd Farley

Posted at 08:25am
The first time I met Carl was at Plum Orchard Lake , He was quick to help you out and he would show you how to catch these fish and where the structures were , he had fish it for so long it was like he could see them . Heaven has got a real good catch with Carl so long old pal, rest in peace

Tammy Skeens

Posted at 01:49pm
I am Steve Skeens, Carl's son
My comments are under this post under Tammy Skeens, tried to put it under my name but it wouldn't let me change it.

Tammy Skeens

Posted at 01:43pm
I love my Dad ,my Dad was a rare breed , he never knew a stranger ,you could drop him off in the middle of California and within 10 minutes he would have a crowd gathered around him because it was like everybody was just drawn to him he was so full of knowledge and love and there was never a dull moment when you were talking to him. His faith was strong and he believed that Jesus died for him once and saved him once and his faith was so strong and his belief in the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and his love upon this Earth was the woods in the waters and what God created and he sure took advantage catching some of the biggest fish ever caught in this state and many other states and killed some of the biggest bucks ever he knew the woods like the Indians of old , he could teach you things that cannot be taught out of a book. my dad was a special man he spent 38 years underground in the coal mines working hard and I'm not talking about with the Machinery they have today a lot of his was by hand and back-breaking just to provide for the family and I will say that he was the toughest and hardest working man I have ever known in my life Heaven has gained an angel and im sure God was standing with open arms to accept him because he done just as the Bible said to do up on this earth ,when he saw somebody hungry he fed them when he saw someone thirsty he gave them Drink when he saw someone needing clothes he would buy them clothes if he saw someone walking he would pick them up if someone needed a place to stay he would take them in, he had a heart of gold and he would give you the shirt off of his own back I'm proud to say that Carl Skeens is my Daddy!!

Tammy Skeens

Posted at 11:12pm
First time I ever met Carl, my father in law, will always be burned into my heart. He's a great man. I would sing to him. Sometimes he'd sing along too. My husband Steve and I would go up there and Carl would just have us laughing sometimes. He has a great personality. Carl was very good to me and my kids and kind. I love my dad who passed, but I put Carl close to my heart when he became my father in law. Like I told Steve, he's a good man and a rare breed. May he be rejoicing in heaven and enjoying God's love. We love you Carl!!!!!!!
Loving and missing you always,
Steve and Tammy Skeens
Julie and Mariah Ward

Carla Stalnaker

Posted at 06:24pm
My daddy was a great man the hardest working and kindest heart i have ever known and kindest soul from child hood any one who needed anything it didn't matter who it was if someone needed something he would help them he would tell me to help them or he would get them help didn't matter if it was a stranger broke down on the road or someone who need clothes or shoes or food or what ever he would make a special trip to help that person or give them a place to stay if they needed it. My dad taught me to be the same way he taught me lots of things that a text book will never teach me. My dad only went to the 7th grade when he had to drop out of school to help his family and he started working in the coal mines. He never stopped working up until a couple of years back when he was having trouble with walking but he still wanted to go in the mountains and trust me he could still out climb me or anyone he was in great shape. Dad worked hard all of his life but for him working was not work it was what he enjoyed and i would say you have to slow down and he would say to me " if you don't use it you lose it" and so he kept going. Now for a 7th grade education my dad was a very smart man who knew so much about just about everything from working on cars to construction from fishing to hunting and he knew what roots to dig in the woods and i think he is the greatest woodsman there is in WV. When dad got sick last year he slowed down because he physically could not walk and get around however he never slowed down as far as fighting my dad was a fighter he came through so much and he out lived most of his friends. I know that my daddy is in a great place he was right with god my dad loved the lord. Heaven gained an angel someone who really loved and cared about everyone he ever met. I bet anyone that knows him can never say he didn't offer you dinner when you came over to his house and if you refused he would insist until you gave in and ate :) I love you dad more than any of these words can ever say. I will be lost without you but you will always live in my heart until the day that i get to see you again and hear your voice. my dad always said "You will be my horse if you never win a race" he said that quite often and i am not sure how to take that but what he meant was he loved me unconditionally and he did he never judged me he always understood me.

God looked around his garden
And He found an empty place.
He then looked down upon this earth,
And saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you
And lifted you to rest.
God’s garden must be beautiful
He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering
He knew you were in pain
He knew that you would never
Get well on earth again.
He saw that the road was getting rough.
And the hills are hard to climb,
So He closed your weary eyelids
And whispered “Peace be thine”.
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you didn’t go alone
For part of us went with you
That day that God called you home


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Camping, Carl, Areytha, Cody, Steven, and Amanda