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.