Flags half mast to honor Rep. Ike Skelton

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(KTVI) – Flags in the Show Me State will be flown at half-staff Monday to honor longtime Missouri Congressman Ike Skelton.

Visitation was held Sunday. His funeral is Monday at Wentworth Military Academy and College in Lexington, Missouri.

Skelton was a US Representative for Missouri’s Fourth District from 1977 until 2011.

During his time on Capitol Hill, he served as chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.

Skelton died Monday in Arlington, Virginia.

He was 81 years old.