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Richard A. ‘Dick’ Skelton Sr.

Published: Saturday, April 26, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST
Richard A. "Dick" Skelton Sr.

SAN ANTONIO – Richard A. “Dick” Skelton Sr. passed away peacefully Friday, April 18, 2014, in San Antonio, at the age of 81, with his two sons, Rick and Jeff, by his side.

He was born Jan. 10, 1933, in Fort Wayne, Ind., to Milton and Edna (Dee Due Mong) Skelton. He was raised in Rock Falls, and graduated from Rock Falls High in 1950. He then went on to run for Northern Illinois University, where he became a two-time NAIA All American in the mile, in 1953 and 1954, with a best time of 4:12. He was inducted into Rock Falls Hall of Fame in 2002 as a long-distance runner. He spent most of his career in Orlando, Fla., as a teacher and track coach.

He is survived by his sister, Sue Hondley; and his two sons, Rick and Jeff Skelton.   

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Winter Park, 1021 N. New York Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789, Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home in Ivanhoe, Fla., is handling arrangements.

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