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Noel "Buddy" Skinner

d. January 16, 2021

Noel "Buddy" Skinner III was born on March 14, 1962 in Houston Texas and passed away on the early morning of Saturday, the 16th of January 2021 after a lengthy battle with his son/daughter by his side at Willis Knighton Bossier. He was 58 years of age.

Buddy was a master chef in his own way which was not limited to but included tomato gravy, burnt spaghetti, chicken and dumpling's and not to leave out fried fish/fries. He was an avid fisherman who loved fishing on Cross Lake, and when he wasn't fishing he could be found at Harrah's Louisiana Downs "helping pay their bills". 

He was a hard worker and was liked and respected by those with whom he worked with. Although he was a 'jack of all trades' his expertise showed when you put a hammer in his hand as a carpenter where he worked for United Built Homes for many years. 

Left to cherish his memory he was survived by his mother Lillie Davidson; son, Zachary Skinner; daughter, Destiny Lafitte, son-in-law Chris Lafitte; brothers: Richard Banks and Tracy Banks, sister-in-law Christy Banks; sister, Jan Oglesby; granddaughter/best friend, Camryn Lafitte; as well as a host of cousins, nieces and nephews. Although never married he had two loves in his life; Carla Bazzano and Ramona Chandler. Of course not to leave out Buddy's partners in crime/side kicks Heavy and Brown.

Proceeded in death by his father Tony Perez along with a number of family that has gone on before him.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 22, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. followed by a memorial service to honor his life to begin at

10:00 a.m. at Boone Funeral Home located at 2156 Airline Drive, Bossier City, LA 71111.

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