WAYNESVILLE – William Roger Skipper, 81 of Waynesville, passed away Monday afternoon, April 13, 2020 at his residence after an extended illness. Born in Conway, S.C., Skipper’s parents were John Henry Skipper and Nellie Maybelle Sellers Skipper. He is also preceded in death by his wife, Annette Dowling Skipper; a brother, Jimmy Skipper; and a sister, Willie Mae Helms. Skipper worked at Flexi in the maintenance department and served in the National Guard and United States Army Reserves. He loved gardening, watching his chickens, woodworking, and fishing. Survivors include his two sons and daughters-in-law, William and Sandy Skipper of Hortense and Greg and Darla Skipper of Brunswick; two daughters and a son-in-law, Cindy Smith and Sherry and Rocky Dixon all of Waynesville; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Willis and Linda Skipper of South Carolina; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Edith and Vernon Black, and Tammy Cobb all of South Carolina; his companion, Sylvia Gibbs of Waynesville; and also several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Due to COVID-19, the family held a private graveside service Thursday, April 16, 2020 at Smyrna Cemetery. Arrangements were with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway Brunswick GA 31525. Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.fryefh.com.