Skeet was born Augusta, Georgia in 1948. He received his B.A. in 1970 from the University of Georgia and his J.D. in 1973 from Mercer. He was admitted to the bar in 1973 and was a former managing partner of the firm for many years.

Before his retirement, Skeet practiced in residential, commercial, farm and timber real estate transactions, banking, business law, wills, estates and probate. Today, Skeet enjoys fishing and vegetable gardening and the company of his 23 grandchildren.