Mr. Marvin Skipper, age 95, passed away January 1, 2021 at Anderson Oaks surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Skipper was born in Horry County a son of the late Thurman and Annie Skipper. He was a born salesman. He owned and operated Riverside Cricket Farm in Aynor for 14 years in the 60’s and 70’s. His operation was the largest retailer and wholesaler of crickets in North and South Carolina. Mr. Marvin was active in the American Legion Post 81, the Aynor Lions Club, and the 40 and 8 #1316. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. After retirement from his crickets, he became a realtor. In his spare time, he loved hunting and fishing. He and his late wife, Josephine, were married for 68 years. He was predeceased by two brothers: Hoyt and John Skipper; and three sisters: Thelma Brown, Suzie Edwards, Isla Cooper; and a son–in-law: Richard Jordan. Marvin is survived by his sister: Ludie Hooks (Homer); three daughters: Dianne Pate (Andy), Connie Mishoe (Sam), Marsha Jordan; four grandson: Jarrett Barnhill, Larry Wise (Laura), Andrew Pate (Rebecca), Matthew Pate; two great grandchildren: Andy Roman Pate and Peyton Barnhill; and two step great grandchildren: Osden and Shane Sullivan. Graveside services for Mr. Marvin will be held 2:00 PM Monday, January 4, 2021 at Aynor Cemetery with the Rev. Jason Cook and Andy Pate officiating. Please wear your mask and practice social distancing. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Aynor Lions Club, PO Box 394 Aynor, SC 29511.
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