Hamilton County Commissioner Fred Skillern loses son to cancer

Hamilton County Commissioner Fred Skillern loses son to cancer

January 25th, 2012 in News

Commissioner Fred Skillern speaks during a Hamilton County Commission meeting in this file photo.

Commissioner Fred Skillern speaks during a Hamilton County...

Photo by Angela Lewis /Times Free Press.

Rees Skillern, Hamilton County Commissioner Fred Skillern's only son, died Tuesday after a seven-year battle with cancer.

The younger Skillern, 49, helped run Dixie Souvenirs, a Soddy-Daisy business started by his father.

"The Skillern family needs and desires your prayers during this time of great grief," County Commissioner Mitch McClure said in a statement late Tuesday.

Funeral arrangements are not complete.


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