The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in silent Honor and Respect for Roy Allen “Skip” Gilkeson, 88 U. S. Air Force Veteran for his final Salute on Saturday, 5 June 2021. Roy went to be with the Lord on Friday, 27 Nov 2020.

Skip, served in the United States Air Force, from 1951-1955 stationed in Japan. Following honorable discharge as Staff Sargent, he enrolled in college at West Virginia Institute of Technology in Montgomery, West Virginia. At Tech, Skip played football (#45), was elected Freshman Class President in 1955-1956 and was a member of the Sigma Tau Alpha Fraternity. He was the Past President of East Bank Lion’s Club. Member of Charleston Lion’s Club, 32nd Degree Mason; was a Shriner. He was a member of the International Model T Ford Club of America; Mountain State T’s of West Virginia Chapter; American Truck Historical Society; and International Harvester Collectors.

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Donel C. Kinnard Cemetery
130 Academy Drive

Dunbar, West Virginia 25064