May 23, 1961 ~ October 21, 2020

Born in: Los Angeles, California
Resided in: Inglewood, California

Otis Lee Skinner lll was born to the proud parentage of Otis and Barbara Skinner on May 23,1961. From this union, the Lord blessed them with three children, Otis Lee Skinner lll, twins Marjorie Ann Skinner and Margueritte Elizabeth Skinner.  Margueritte preceded him in death.  Otis was raised in Compton, California.  Otis was baptized at the age of six when he accepted Christ at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. It was then when Otis was enrolled in Our Lady of Victory School where he attended regular mass. Otis then matriculated St. Anthony High School where he graduated. Upon graduation Otis studied at Trade Technical College.

In 1984 Otis entered the United States Navy where he traveled the world, in 1988 Otis was discharged from the Navy.

In 1986 Otis met and married Angel Skinner during his travels in the military, that marriage ended in divorce.

On April 14, 2006 Otis met and married the love of his life Michelle Skinner, together they raised their daughter Sammi Skinner.

Otis worked with several companies in the Oil Refinery business over twenty years, such as Kellogg Brown and Root, Inc. working as a boilermaker, rigger, bolt fitter and an iron worker.

God needed another angel, so he called Otis home on October 21, 2020. Otis now can rest with his beloved mother Barbara Ann Skinner. He leaves to cherish precious memories, one daughter Sammi Skinner of Compton, California, father Otis L. Skinner Jr of Los Angeles, California, one sister Marjorie Skinner-Riley (Xavier Riley) one nephew Derek Riley of Phoenix, Arizona, one granddaughter Sophie Miller of Compton, California, and a host of cousins and friends whom he cherished and love.

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  1. 3. Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort,
    4. who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God.

    2 Corinthians 1:3,4

  2. candle 7Prayers and love to the Skinner family from the Lewis Family. Our sincerest empathy to all the family. Keep the faith and know that God knows best and he is with Him and his mom looking down and taking care of the rest of you.

  3. candle 1I was blessed to have Otis as my best friend during the best times of our lives. He was and shall always be my brother. Condolences to the Skinner family for your loss.

  4. candle 4To the Skinner Family, Matthew 5:4 – “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted”. Please know that the love and comfort of Jesus surrounds you as you go through these difficult times. I am here for you.

  5. candle 2Otis was like a brother to me and Mrs. Skinner taught me how to sew at Gonzalez Park. Years later we moved around the corner from the Skinners. Otis has earned his wings. May you rest in peace. Ily my brutha.

  6. candle 4To the Otis Skinner family may God give you comfort in your time of sorrow.
    We’re praying with you and for you.

    Skip and Deannie Burrell

  7. candle 4My deepest condolences to the Skinner family from the Bradfield family.
    May God continue to bless each and every one of you in Jesus name. Amen

  8. candle 2Otis was my cousin by marriage and childhood friend, we had many fun times together played football, basketball and baseball together too. He always told me how proud he was of me and that I made it and he was one of a few that told me you might not get to the NBA but you’ll play overseas I guess he just knew or saw something special. I was a regular at the house eating moms good cooking he always was giving and kind hearted towards me also. Allah the most compassionate and merciful took him from us because his work was done here in this world. Nicknamed”Tall Tales” for always making it seem believable could make you laugh and have you rolling. He kept a job dressed up sharper that a tack and was REAL and lived his life on his term and rules. He will definitely be missed, always loved and remembered and may Allah bless his soul and condolences to the entire Skinner family during this great time of sorrow.

  9. candle 4I’ve known Otis since 1979. Otis always wanted me to go to a Laker game with him he used to tell me he knew Norm Nixon and the rest of the team that he could get me in the Forum club and everything I didn’t believe him until one day I went , had a great time after the game we went down to the Forum Club Otis got us in with no problem ran into Norm Nixon and Norm Nixon said Otis hold my beer for a minute while I sign these autographs Otis had me from then on. Back in the day it was about 10 of us that used to hang out Otis was one of the funniest ones in the crew I love you and always will. RIP O. CPT 4 LIFE

  10. candle 1Otis was a generous, loving & caring soul. It’s hard to fathom that he is no longer with us.
    RIP, Cuz…. you will be missed.
    Sincere condolences to Otis, Jr, Marjorie, Xavier, Sammi & Derek.

    • Terrell Hammond been friends with O for years great friend to have in your corner also worked year with him in the refinery industries. Rest In Peace…….Big T

  11. candle 7Our deepest condolences to the Skinner family. Otis was loving, caring and our friend. You will be missed. 😢🙏🏾

  12. candle 7Our deepest condolences to the Skinner family. Otis was loving, caring and our friend. He will be truly missed🙏🏾😥😘

  13. candle 7I am sadden to learn this. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife, daughter, Dad Otis, Tootie and the rest of the family. May God comfort and keep you all.

  14. candle 7To our dearest Skinner Family, know matter how big or how small memories live forever. We believe that are sent from above, to eternally connect us to the people that we so dearly love. We are here for you and love you.

  15. candle 4To one of the realest men I know and love …I am going to miss you rest easy love one. We love you
    Marcus & Dana Harper.

  16. candle 2prayers, sympathy and condolences are with Mr. Skinner, Tootie, Michelle and Sammi and all of Otis III’s love ones.❣ May all of you have comfort, healing, peace, love and blessings.🙏 My heart goes out to all of you at this time of sorrow!💙🙏💙🙏

  17. candle 2My prayers, sympathy and condolences are with Mr. Skinner, Tootie, Michelle and Sammi and all of Otis III’s love ones.❣ May all of you have comfort, healing, peace, love and blessings.🙏 My heart goes out to all of you at this time of sorrow!💙🙏💙🙏

  18. candle 1From Compton to Inglewood to San Jose CA…. From childhood, adulthood to manhood, good or bad right or wrong we were not only cousins, also comrades in arms “Understand” was the foundation of our family structure instilled in us from childhood by his father. You’ll be dearly 😥 missed cousin but not forgotten my wife, her mom and myself feel the weight of your Lost. Our love & condolences to you and Uncle Otis. God 🙏 Bless our family 💗 structure to remain strong and faithful in our journey to persevere and over come the Lost of our Loved Ones…Danny&Wife.

  19. candle 7My deepest condolences and prayers goes out to the Skinner family. Otis and I were classmates at Our Lady of Victory school in Compton. I hadn’t seen Otis in many years and it was heartbreaking to learn that he had passed. Rest in eternal peace Otis! May the Lord comfort the family during this most difficult time. God Bless you all🙏🏾

  20. candle 4My condolences to my childhood friend Otis Skinner and family . Good man with a good heart GOD bless you .🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

  21. Donald & Debra Tate

    God bless your family Otis & Tootie. We love you guys and sorry about the loss of your son. May he rest in peace.
    Love Tate & Debra

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