Richard Joseph Skattie

Published 10:05 am Thursday, October 24, 2019

Richard Joseph Skattie, 95, of Kill Devil Hills, also known as “Dick” and “Foo,” died September 21, 2019 with his dog Sam by his side.

Born in Detroit, MI on March 5, 1924, he was the son of the late Philip and Sophia Skattie. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother Harry and sister Lorraine.

Survivors include loving daughter Sharon Skattie; grandchildren Tiffany, Avery and Kyle; six great-grandchildren as well as friends, nieces and nephews.

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Richard was a proud United States Air Force veteran having received several medals for his service to his country. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion.

In 1951, he married Mary Droney and they lived in Washington, DC and Maryland where he worked in the coin machine business after serving our country. He later moved solo to the Outer Banks where he became a licensed broker and contractor and worked at a variety of businesses.

Richard will be best remembered for his love of dogs, always taking in strays and adopting the oldest dogs at the SPCA. The family would appreciate anyone wanting to donate time or supplies to their favorite animal cause in his memory.

In keeping with Richard’s wishes, there will be no service at this time. The family will spread his ashes over the ocean at a later date.

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories can be shared at