Thomas “Tom” Lynn Skelton, 59, of Trinity, passed away Friday, September 3, 2021. Tom was born in Houston, Texas, five minutes before his twin brother and the 8th of 10 children, in 1962, to Mildred Ann and Mackey Ray Looney. Tom grew up in Houston but moved to Central Texas at the age 14, and moved back to East Texas, where he spent the last 20 years. Tom loved to work with his hands; always building, fixing, or installing something, even loved to garden. He was a huge NASCAR fan and enjoyed watching both Earnhardt’s race throughout the years. Tom loved to spend time outdoors, camping at Pedernales Park, fishing on the Trinity River, and barbeque while hanging out with friends and family.
He was preceded in death by father, Mackey Ray Looney; three brothers, Douglas Herron, Bobby Skelton, and James Skelton.
Tom is survived by his mother, Mildred Looney; his six siblings, Patricia Taylor, Della “Fay” and husband Doug Lohmann, Mary Edson, Terry Skelton, Tracy Skelton, and Vivian Jordan and husband Jack Crow; his seven children, Clayton Welch, Terry Welch, Sabrina “Rene” and husband Dave Wade, Thomas Ray Skelton, Bess Irwin and fiancé Chris Shopp, Haylen Skelton, and Lindsey Skelton; 10 grandchildren, Mason Watters, Christopher Brown, Jr., Gabriele Wade, Grace Brown, Peyton DuRose, Gabriella Andrade Martinez, Giovannii Andrade Martinez, Sophia Jones, Sarah Jones, and Gray Gertose; his wife, Rebecca Fowler; numerous nieces, nephews, and dear friends. His kind heart, humorous personality, and willingness to help others will be missed by all.
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