James “Jim” Skinner

Last Updated on February 13, 2024 by Fisher Funeral Chapel

James “Jim” Skinner,82, Logansport, Indiana. passed away Saturday, February 10, 2024, in Logansport Memorial Hospital, following a brief illness.

Born March 21, 1941, in Peru, Indiana, he was the son of the late Clifton and Flora (Brown) Skinner.

Jim was a proud alumnus and “Miler” of Twelve Mile High School where he graduated in 1959. He went on to further his education in Indianapolis at the Indiana Barber’s College.

On October 4, 1969, in Twelve Mile, he was married to Linda (Wallace) Skinner, who survives.

Following 22 years of service to the community, Jim retired from the Logansport Fire Department. He served on the Logansport Indiana Firefighters Pension Board and was a member of the Logansport Professional Firefighters Union Local 470. He was also retired from the Logansport State Hospital where he had worked as a barber for over twenty years.

Jim attended Hillcrest Baptist Church. He was a Corvette enthusiast. Jim enjoyed working on home projects and taking care of his family. He had a heart of gold and would do anything he could to help others. He also loved to travel, especially to Disney World and had made numerous trips to Florida.

Surviving with his wife of nearly 55 years, Linda, are two sons and daughters-in-law, James “Jim” Skinner and Gwen Ashby, of Carmel, and Richard “Rick” and Jeri Lynn Skinner, of New Port Richey, Florida; six grandchildren who he loved dearly, Paige Skinner, Lauren Skinner, Madison (Sam) Merkle, Rebecca Skinner (Anthony Soto), Logan Skinner (Victoria Stauffer-Via) and Lee Ann Gates; two great-grandchildren, Kennedy and Cameron; brothers-in-law, Tom Wallace and Phil Wallace; sister-in-law, Julia Wallace (Wes) Warner; niece, Ashley Wallace (Jeremiah) Webb; nephews, Michael (Misty) Wallace, and Tommy Wallace; and great nephew, Elijah Wallace.

Private graveside services will be held at a later date at Mount Hope Cemetery. The Logansport Fire Department Honor Guard will participate, with the funeral procession passing by the Central Station for the “Last Alarm.”

Memorial contributions may be made to the Logansport Firefighters Burn-Out Fund.

Fisher Funeral Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements. You may share memories and offer condolences on Jim’s Tribute Wall at

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