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Robert William “Bill” Skinner, born December 13, 1927 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, deceased June 17, 2021 at his home in Blue Springs.

Bill spent most of his life in the Kansas City area. A graduate in 1945 of Central High School.

He Joined the Navy soon after graduation. Not too long after returning home from the service, he met the only girl he ever loved, Doris Walkenhorst, also a Central High graduate.

Bill and Doris were married November 17, 1949.

Bill enjoyed playing cards, bowling, shooting pool and playing ping-pong.

But golf was “Number One” from the early age of 14. He also liked his family of all girls.

In his Democratic home, family activities were usually decided by vote.

The fact that he never won didn’t seem to bother him too much.

In more recent years, he especially liked family gatherings of his three daughters and their families, including his great-grandchildren.

Bill spent more than 25 years with the Folgers Coffee Company.

Most of those years were in the advertising department. He also did some interior decorating after leaving Folgers in 1976.

He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Doris Skinner; daughters, Terry Jackson (Chester) of Holden, MO, Jody Andersen of Liberty, MO, and Nancy Law (Kent) of Blue Springs, MO; grandchildren, Amy Jackson, Matt Worthley (Alena), Eric Andersen, Josh Worthley, Dusty Jackson and Max Andersen (Amanda); and nine great-grandchildren.

Bill was preceded in death by son, Tommy Skinner; parents, Mary and George Skinner; brother, Jack Skinner; sisters, Katie Evans and Virginia McMahon; and son-in-law, Sam Andersen.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cancer Research at

Or to Special Olympics Missouri at

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