Thomas Milton Skaters | Christianity

Thomas Milton Skeeters of Radcliff died on Tuesday July 5, 2022.

Milton was the second son of five children born to Bernie Edwin Skeeters and Gladys Elizabeth Vowels Skeeters of Vine Grove on May 18, 1943. He grew up in Vine Grove, graduated from Vine Grove High School, and attended the University of Kentucky, where he received his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry.

He has been a private practitioner and educator during his professional career. He practiced dentistry in Vine Grove and Radcliff and in High Point, North Carolina. He also spent nearly 20 years as a professor at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, where he served as director of the general practice residency program. He was active in the American Dental Association, was a leader in his local dental societies, and was respected and admired in his field.

Along with his professional career, Milton was proud to serve in the United States Air Force and in the United States Army Reserves, retiring as a lieutenant colonel.

Milton loved all kinds of outdoor activities, traveling and spending time with his family. He also enjoyed being involved in his community, his church and offering his dental skills, including several medical missions in Haiti and Central America.

Milton was recently recognized as a member of the Vine Grove High School Sports Hall of Fame and a Distinguished Alumnus of Hardin County Schools.

Milton is survived by his wife of 57 years, Linda Hall Skeeters; two daughters, Angie Harmon (Jacob) and Jennifer Skeeters; one son, Jon Skeeters (Kristi); six grandchildren, Mason, Brynn, Ryan, Raegan (deceased), Cameron and Nolan; four loving brothers, Don (Deanie), Mike (Sandy), Gene (Cyndie) and Rick (Judy); as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews who loved him very much.

A Christian burial mass will be held Saturday, July 9 at noon at St. Brigid’s Catholic Church in Vine Grove with the Reverend Jeff Gatlin officiating.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Milton was a member of Hosparus Health’s We Honor Veterans program, visiting end-of-life veteran patients to thank them for their military service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that, if you are so moved, you make a donation to Hosparus Health in Milton’s name.

Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff is making arrangements.

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