DRESDEN — Windy B. Skillin, 51, a former student of Morse High School in Bath, died unexpectedly on March 9.
He was born July 28, 1963, in Portsmouth, Virginia, to Breese B. and Mary Nancy (Williams) Skillin. In 1977, Windy and his family moved to his father’s hometown of Phippsburg. Windy attended Morse, where he was an active member of the school’s rifle team. He also served proudly as a member of the Bath Police Cadet Program.
Skillin went on to work as a heating oil and propane delivery man, but his true passion was his work teaching firearm safety and self-defense courses. He loved to see his students learn and build confidence in themselves. He also loved being outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and kayaking.
Most of all, he loved being a father. He was always ready to help his children succeed, whether coaching his sons’ soccer team or serving as the grill master at his daughters’ Sea Cadet picnics.
Skillin was predeceased by his grandmother, Thelma Skillin; his parents; and his brother, Breese B. Skillin Jr.
He is survived by his son, Jarod M. Skillin; son, Nickolas B. Skillin; daughter, Sirena L. Skillin; son-in-law, Scott D. Woodard; daughter, Windy A. Skillin; daughter, Samantha A. Skillin; “honorary” daughter, Amanda Adair Melton; girlfriend, Linda Rall; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
A celebration of Skillin’s life will be held Sunday, May 31, at 1 p.m., at the Phippsburg Sportsmen’s Association, 272 Main Road, Phippsburg.