Joe E. Skipper, Retired Captain and member of the HPROA, passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2019, at the age of 85. He is survived by his wife, Marie M. Skipper. He is also the brother of retired Sergeant John D. Skipper who was last assigned to the Burglary and Theft Division until his retirement on January 15, 2000. Captain Skipper joined the Houston Police Department on September 14, 1954, Academy Class #12 and was also a Veteran of the United States Navy. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Patrol Division, Dispatch Division, Uniform Supply Division, Personnel Division, Vice Division, Planning and Research Division and Juvenile Division until his retirement on May 4, 1980.
The body is entrusted with Nail-Haggard Funeral Home, 400 Webb Street, Dangerfield, Texas 75638 (903) 645-2265.
The Funeral Service will be held at the First Baptist Church of Daingerfield, 202 West W.M. Watson Boulevard, Daingerfield, Texas 75638 (903) 645-2269, on Sunday, September 8, 2019, starting at 2:30 p.m. Burial will follow at Spring Hill Cemetery, located in Titus County, Texas.