Sara Edith (Skippy) Tompkins Swanger Pittman died April 15, 2017 at the Haven at Highland Creek Dementia Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. She was, and is, much loved and will be greatly missed.

She was born October 21, 1931 in Manatee, Florida to the late Dewey Tompkins and Daisy Geiger Tompkins.

Skippy was a full-time homemaker most of her adult life but also served as a house parent at the Alabama Boy’s Ranch and the Presbyterian Children’s Home in Talladega, Alabama. She loved gardening, cooking, sewing, swimming, fishing, thrift shopping, pretty clothes, good friends but her family most of all. She was a Christian and worshiped with St Mary’s Episcopal Church in Childersburg, Alabama and later with St. James Episcopal Church in Port St. Joe, Florida.

Survivors include her husband Ralph Pittman of Port St. Joe, Florida; daughter Debra Swanger Justice and her husband Russell Justice of Huntersville, North Carolina; son David B. Swanger and his wife Barbara Scott of Auburn, Alabama; sister Barbara Brown of Moore Haven, Florida; brother Giles Tompkins and wife Darlene Tompkins of Fort Myers, Florida; sister Elaine Pannell of Fairhope, Alabama; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents Dewey and Daisy Tompkins, late husband David B. Swanger, sister Wilma Wilson and son Mark Swanger.

Services were held at the St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Childersburg, Alabama on Friday, April 21 at 11 a.m. A graveside service will follow for immediate family at Green Hill Cemetery in Childersburg Alabama.

Instead of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association or The Presbyterian Children’s Home in Talladega, Alabama.

Condolences: Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home, www.raymerfh.com