Ray C. Skeens

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Ray C. Skeens, 89, a retired U.S. Air Force senior master sergeant, of Milton, died June 27, 2017. He was a native of Stone, Kentucky and resided in Milton since 1973, where he was a member of First Baptist Church.

During his career as a member of the U.S Navy and then the U.S Air Force, he served in World War 2, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He then served as an auxiliary state trooper with the Florida Highway Patrol. He was an honorable member of the Kentucky Colonels, a member of Emerald Coast Honor Flight 2009, a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason and a member of the Hadji Shrine Temple.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar Daniel and Ruby Meade Skeens and his sister, Mary Helen Casey.

Ray is survived by his wife of 68 years, Georgia Marie Sesco Skeens; his three children, Patricia Borkowski, Diana Teague and Kenneth (Linda) Skeens; five grandchildren, Diana King, Nicholas (Angela) Borkowski, Shanna Rae Johnson, Jeremy (Christie) Johnson and Katie Ann (David) Corey; six great-grandchildren, Matthew Borkowski, Tara Borkowski, Kiley Borkowski, Keira Borkowski, Brannon Johnson and Vanessa Johnson.

He is also survived by two sisters, Frieda Bowling and Dolly Jean Wallace; and two brothers, Oscar Skeens Jr. and Samuel (Viola) Skeens.

The funeral was July 1, 2017 at Trahan Family Funeral Home of Milton in the Milton chapel.

Dr. David Spencer was the officiant. Burial and full U.S Air Force honors followed at Serenity Gardens Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children Hospital.
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Milton, FL 32570
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Published in Santa Rosa Press Gazette from July 2 to Aug. 1, 2017
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