Donald Gene Skelton, son of Jackie Bess Skelton and the late Donald L. Skelton, was born in Poplar Bluff on August 20, 1946, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Sunday, July 13, 2003, at the age of 56. Mr. Skelton was employed as a truck driver for WW Wood Products in Dudley and was a member of Bloomfield Lodge #143 A.F. and A.M. Survivors include his mother, Jackie Skelton of Bloomfield; his fiancee, Janet Walker of Arnold; two sons, Dale Skelton of Holts Summit and Lee Skelton of Silver Springs, Tenn.; three daughters, Michele Anderson of Ft. Pierce, Fla., Vicky Haynes of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Cindy Myers of Taylor, S.C.; two brothers, Gary Skelton of Bay City, Tex. and Larry Skelton of Deltona, Fla.; and 13 grandchildren. Graveside rites will be held on Wednesday, July 16, 2003, at 2 p.m. at the Liberty Cemetery near Bloomfield with burial in the Liberty Cemetery. Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield is in charge of all arrangements.