Johnny Wayne Skains, 78, of Baytown went to be with his Lord and Savior on January 11, 2019. He was born January 25, 1940, to parents, Johnnie and Frances Skains.
He was born and raised in Baytown and that is where he raised his family as well. Johnny was a dedicated family man, a Mason, and he enjoyed the simplicities of life. He adored his children, grandchildren, and one great granddaughter. Johnny was supportive of his children’s life endeavors. He thoroughly enjoyed watching Jeff play baseball and there were times they would get home at 4 am from a tournament and he’d turn right around and get ready for work. Johnny was an extremely hard worker, even when he was sick. He wasn’t known to be late either. Sick, tired or whatever have you, he’d be an hour early before he was late! Johnny was a member of East Side Baptist church for over 20 years until it disbanded. He graduated from Robert E. Lee in 1958 and to this day he is still a die-hard fan! He will be missed dearly by all that knew him, but his memory will live on in our hearts.
Johnny was preceded in death by his parents, brother-in-law; Travis Grindle and wife Kay; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Walker and husband, Richard. He is Survived By the love of his life, his wife of almost 58 years, Glenda LaNell Skains; Sons, Michael Skains, and Jeffrey Skains and wife, Marjorie; daughter, Pamela Sproat and husband, Bill; grandchildren, Jonathan Skains and wife, Katie, Emily Skains and fiancé, Jeremy Miller, Stephen Sproat, Todd Sproat, Jon Sproat and Michael Sproat; great granddaughter, Isabella Skains; brother-in-law, Bill Grindle and wife, Ester and numerous other family members and friends.
The family will welcome friends on Monday, January 14, 2019 from 5-8 p.m. at Crespo & Jirrels funeral home for a visitation. A celebration of life will be on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Crespo & Jirrels funeral home. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.
“I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend. He referred to the dates on his tombstone, from the beginning to the end.
He noted that first came the date of his birth, and spoke of the following date with tears, but he said what mattered most of all was the dash between those years.
For the dash represented all the time that he spent alive on Earth, and now only those who love him know what that little line is worth.
For it matters not how much we own, the cars, the house, the cash. What matters is how we live and love, and how we spend our dash.
So think about this long and hard , are there things you’d like to change? For you never know how much time is left, that can still be arranged.
So when your eulogy is read, with your life’s actions to rehash. Would you be proud of the things they say, about how you spent your dash?”