On Friday, September 9, 2022, after years of declining heath, Lawrence Skinner, age 80, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at his home on Sugar Creek Lake.
Larry was born on February 11, 1942, in Neosho, MO, the son of William (Bill) R. Skinner and Anna Beth Delaney. Larry married Annetta Massman (1960-1968) and Alice (Kribbs) Koester (1969-1994). Larry was a graduate of Moberly High School and as a teen loved playing baseball, the St. Louis Cardinals, archery, and family. Larry was a long time Olympic archery coach, one of the best in the world, and many times a national champion. He trained the United States Olympic Archery individual silver and team bronze at the 2000 Sydney Games, including the 2004 Athens Games and 2008 Beijing Games. He was the U.S. Olympic 2004 Development Coach of the Year. Larry competed and coached archers until he could no longer coach due to his health.
Larry was preceded in death by his wife Alice Skinner (2008), his father William (Bill) R. Skinner (1989), and son Kenneth Joe Skinner (2008). He is survived by his mother, Anna Beth (Delaney) Thomure of Moberly, MO; brothers; Raymond, Roy, and Richard, sisters; Linda, Martha, and Rita. His children Teddy Koester (Kelly), Chatham, IL, daughter Virginia "Jenny" (Greg Dial) of Columbia, MO, Steven Skinner (Karla), Moberly, MO, Jackie Koester, Moberly, MO, Lisa (Garry Martin) of Huntsville, MO, and Lawrence “L.B.” Skinner II (Sarah), eighteen grandchildren, and thirty-eight great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
A visitation memorial is planned for Saturday, September 24, 2022, from 1 pm to 4 pm at Lucas Archery, Moberly, MO, with memorial services at 3 pm. The family requests donations to the USA Archery (to help fulfill the dreams of archers across the country and help USA Archery create and implement consistent and sustained development programs for the future of American Archery) or to the American Heart Association at this webpage https://www.heart.org/en/get-involved/ways-to-give.
Arrangements are under the direction of Pathway-Millard Funeral Directors, 411 Union Avenue, Moberly, Missouri 65270 (660) 263-7284. Condolences may be shared online for the family at pathwaymemorial.com.