Missouri’s former Congressman Ike Skelton was buried in his home town of Lexington, Mo. Monday, amid the kind of military honors normally reserved for generals and admirals.
Skelton served 17 terms in Congress from Missouri’s 4th District, many of them as powerful Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.
He died of pneumonia last week at age 81.
Skelton championed a strong American military. It was fitting his funeral service was at Wentworth Military Academy and College in Lexington.
Skelton’s Baptist Pastor Everett Hannon Jr. led the service.