Ernest Joseph Skinner (1944-2018)

Ernest Joseph Skinner, 74, lately of Brownsville, Texas passed away at home in Buda, Texas on June 17, 2018. Ernie was born in Dublin, Ireland, the son of the late Ernest and Kathleen (Kinehan) Skinner. He is survived by his partner of 45 years, Sidney Lynn Skinner; daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and Collin Hovinga of Austin, TX; son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Karina Skinner of Edinburgh, TX; grandchildren, Isobelle, Lydia, Amelia, and Thomas; his brothers, Phillip Skinner, Leslie Skinner, and Gregory Skinner, and sister, Carol O’Riley; and many nieces and nephews in Ireland.

Ernie graduated from All Hallows College with degrees in theology and philosophy. He immigrated to America in 1971. He became a stock broker in the late 1970s and was employed with A.G. Edwards and Sons in Brownsville for more than twenty years. After retirement he moved to central Texas to be closer to family. He was an avid golfer, who once played more than forty rounds of golf with his brother Phil over the course of one summer in Ireland. Ernie was a loving and wise father, brother, and friend to all who knew him.

A visitation for immediate family members was held on Wednesday, June 20, at Harrell Funeral Home in Kyle, TX. Memorials may be made in his name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Please visit to share a fond memory, photograph, or condolence with Ernest’s family on his On-line memorial site.

Cremation arrangements provided by Harrell Funeral Home 1715 Kirby Lane, Kyle, TX 78640 (512) 268-8200

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