Leon Herbert Skeen, 90,  passed away Friday, November 19, 2021 at Pinelake Peak Resources Carthage, NC.

Leon was born in Randolph County.  He served his country in the United State Army, during the Korean War. Leon worked for over 40 year for Burlington Industries and then at the Westmoore Rest Area until it closed.  He was a talented vegetable gardener.  He loved to grow tomatoes, sharing with friends and neighbors.   Leon also enjoyed woodworking.  He made walking canes and then would give them away.  Leon was a quiet man , ready to share a smile.  Leon was a son of the late Herbert and Nannie Poole Skeen and was preceded in death by wife of 55 years, Eva Hussey Skeen; sister Hazel Lee Ennis; brothers:  Britt Skeen, Clifford Skeen, J D Skeen.  

Leon is survived by step son: Donald Hussey (Joyce); daughter: Sandra Craig (Ted); grandchildren: Brandi Craig, Bethany Barden (Chance); step grandchildren: Greg Morton (Rita), Jerry Morton (Melanie), Karen Baldwin (Gary);  9 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild;  son: Eddie Rush; many nieces, nephews and friends.

Graveside Service, with Military Honors, will be held 3:00 PM, Sunday, November 21, 2021 at Smyrna United Methodist Church Cemetery, with the Reverend Arnold Comer officiating.  The body will lie in repose from noon to 2:00 PM prior to the service at Kennedy Funeral Home. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Smyrna United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, P O  Box 1661, Robbins, NC 27325.

Kennedy Funeral Home is honored to serve the Skeen Family

Online condolences may be made at www.pinesfunerals.com

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  1. Sandra, so sorry for your loss. Mr. Skeen was such a nice man. I used to see him and your Mother at Walmart in the mornings when I stopped by after work. Always enjoyed talking to them. May God bless and comfort you. Love and prayers. Paula Garner Lineberry

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