Published: Sunday, September 1, 2002 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, September 1, 2002 at 1:31 a.m.
Samuel D. Skipper
  • HIGH SPRINGS - Former High Springs Mayor Samuel D. "Skip" Skipper died Friday at Shands at AGH after a lengthy illness. He was 70.
    He was born in Gainesville and was a lifelong High Springs resident. He was a water plant specialist and a graduate of High Springs High School.
    He served on the High Springs City Commission for two and a half terms and as High Springs mayor from 1993 to 1994. Family and friends said he pushed for a citywide sewer system, which will be constructed beginning next year.
    He was an assistant Scoutmaster and past president of Lake City Elks Lodge #893.
    He was a member of First Baptist Church of High Springs.
    Survivors include his wife, Janice Skipper of High Springs; son Jud Davis of Lexington, Ky.; daughter Connie Dugan of Dunedin; sister Darlene Gibson of High Springs; and two grandchildren.
    Arrangements by Evans-Carter Funeral Home.
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