SKIPPER, CAROL THURMAN, 77 OF Lake Placid, FL went to be with the Lord on March 1, 2015. She was born in Coral Gables, FL, June 3, 1937 to Joe and Carolyn Thurman. From a very young age she developed a love for horses. When she married Jack Skipper in 1984 she continued her love of horses by training and riding Arabian horses in shows and won many awards. She was an avid horse woman and trained using the Parelli method. Carol enjoyed having her grandchildren visit the ranch and taught each of them to ride and care for horses. She worked alongside her husband, Jack for over 40 years as they ran the 61 Ranch. She was a devoted environmentalist, and steward of the land. Carol was also a dental hygienist for Dr. Janigan's dental practice in Lake Placid for many years and developed a close relationship with all of the staff in that practice. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Skipper and her parents, Joe and Carolyn Thurman and stepsons, Steve Skipper and Steve Skipper. She leaves behind many beloved cousins including Joyce Thomas Allison, Louisville, KY, Jean Thurman Cubbins, Hodgenville, KY, Becky Bowling, Loisville, KY, Jan Anderson, Lakeland, FL; Stepson, Donald (Patricia) Skipper and stepdaughter-in-law, Beth Skipper, Sebring, FL; stepson, Lee (Barbara) Skipper, Peachtree City, GA; stepdaughter, Nancy (Howard) DeVane, Bokeelia, FL and step-daughter-in-law, Susan Skipper Brown, Little Rock, AR. Eight grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren. Carol was a loving and devoted wife to Jack for many years. She was a beloved member of the Skipper family and will be missed by all. Visitation 3:00 pm, Saturday with a funeral service to follow at 4:00 pm. At Morris Funeral Chapel with Pastor David Juliano, of First United Methodist Church officiating. A private family burial will follow at Pinecrest Cemetery. Those desiring may make memorials to The Wounded Warriors or Horses for the Handicapped.
Condolences or Life Stories may be expressed in her Guestbook. Morris Funeral Chapel, Sebring, Fl.
Preceded In Death By
Jack Skipper, Husband
Joe and Carolyn Thurman, Parents
Steve Skipper, Stepson
Steve Skipper, Stepson
Joyce Thomas Allison, Cousin
Jean Thurman Cubbins, Cousin
Jan Anderson, Cousin
Donald (Patricia) Skipper, Stepson
Beth Skipper, Stepdaughter-In-Law
Lee (Barbara) Skipper, Stepson
Nancy (Howard) DeVane, Stepdaughter
Susan Skipper Brown, Stepdaughter-In-Law
Eighteen Great Grandchildren
Date Of Birth: June 3, 1937
Place Of Birth: Coral Gables, FL
Place Of Death:
Date Of Death: March 1, 2015
Services Visitation 3:00 pm, Saturday with a
funeral service to follow at 4:00 pm.
At Morris Funeral Chapel
with Pastor David Juliano,
of First United Methodist Church officiating.
A private family burial will
follow at Pinecrest Cemetery.