Rev. William Richard Skelton, 74, of Cordova, TN, beloved past Chairman of the NRB Board and CEO of Love Worth Finding Ministries, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 16, 2012. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Faith Baptist Church, 3755 North Germantown Parkway, Bartlett, TN.
“Bill Skelton left a mark of grace on almost everyone he encountered. His words of wisdom, encouragement, and challenge have blessed many in the community of Christian broadcasters,” said NRB President & Chairman Dr. Frank Wright. “His long-standing service in various NRB leadership roles (including as Chairman of the Board of Directors) has been very influential in shaping the worldwide outreach of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through electronic media.” Rev. Skelton served on NRB’s Board of Directors since 1995. He also served as Board Chairman from March 2008 until March 2011.
Rev. Skelton is survived by his wife of 43 years, Barbara Jean Skelton; and three children, Jennifer Suzanne Swafford (John) of Spartanburg, SC, Jill Denise Acock (Michael) of Columbia, MO, and Gregory William Skelton of Memphis; five grandchildren, Grant Swafford, Caleb Swafford, Jordan Acock, Emily Acock, and Simmone Acock.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in memoriam may be sent to National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), 9510 Technology Drive, Manassas, VA 20110; or to Love Worth Finding 2941 Kate Bond Road, Bartlett, TN 38183; or to Life Choices of Memphis, 5575 Raleigh LaGrange Road, Memphis, TN 38134.
For additional information please contact: Memphis Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens, 3700 N. Germantown Parkway, Bartlett, TN 38133; 901-725-0100.