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Lawrence David Skiles

September 6, 1952 — January 21, 2023

LAWRENCE DAVID SKILES
70, of Cass City, passed away early Saturday, January 21, 2023 in his home with his wife by his side. He was born September 6, 1952 in Trenton to Arnold and Barbara (Miles) Skiles. He married Tammy Watros on May 18, 1988 in CA.

David graduated in 1970 from Cass City High School. He attended Lee College, TN for two years and later received a Bachelor of Business Administration from SVSU, graduating with honors. David enjoyed traveling the country. He moved to Southern California and worked as a representative for Southland Corporation. Upon returning to Michigan, he worked as a special projects manager for Clements Manufacturing in Decker. David had a strong faith in God. A self-taught musician, he began with guitar, but was able to pick up almost any instrument and play it within moments. Music was a large part of his life, and he passed down his love of music and musical talent, leading to generations of family with music in their blood. He shared his music with others, playing guitar in the Straywalkers Band, and spent many years teaching and leading praise and worship at Living Word Worship Center.

David is survived by his wife, Tammy of Cass City; daughter, Stephanie Skiles of Millington; sons: David Skiles of Millington, Jason (Laurie) Skiles of Deford, Bill Thane Jr. of South Boardman, Scott (Morgan) Thane of Saginaw, Christopher (Lindsey) Skiles of Cass City, Michael Skiles of South Boardman; grandchildren: Madison, Joshua, Tylor, Joseph, Stephanie, Rachel, Tyler, Bailey, Greyer, John, Anna, Damaris; great grandchildren: Amelia, Morgan; brother: Bobby Skiles of Chattanooga, TN; aunts: Mary Helen Wilson of Waterford, Lorie Spear of Waterford; many nieces, nephews and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Amy Lynn Skiles; grandson, Aidan Skiles; siblings: Ray Skiles “Jr”, Linda Skiles, Mary Skiles; grandmother, Mary Spear.

Funeral service held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 25, 2023 in Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City with his son, David Skiles officiating. Memorials may be made to Tammy Skiles to be used for the family’s discretion. Interment will be in Elkland Township Cemetery in the spring.

Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 24, 2023 in Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City
10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 25, 2023 in Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City

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Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City
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Visitation

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

4:00 - 8:00 pm

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Kranz Funeral Home Cass City

6850 Main St
Cass City, MI 48726

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Second Visitation

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am

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Kranz Funeral Home Cass City

6850 Main St
Cass City, MI 48726

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Service

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am

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Kranz Funeral Home Cass City

6850 Main St
Cass City, MI 48726

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