He was born on Sept. 5, 1930 in Adair County. He was the son of the late Alvin Reed & Mary Ann Williams Gaskins was preceded in death by two daughters Kathy Jean Gaskins Grant on
Oct. 30, 2009 & Karen Anne Gaskins in 1962, Three brothers Paul Gaskins & two infant brothers, Two sisters Elva Inis Gaskins Stroup & Unema Gaskins Roberts
He is survived by his wife of 62 years Jessie M. Burton Gaskins of Columbia, KY.
One son Kenneth D. Gaskins & his wife Lou Ann of Columbia, KY.
Two daughters Joan M. Gaskins & Susan Breeding of Columbia, KY.
Son-in-law Earl Grant of Columbia, KY.
also surviving one brother Ruben E. Gaskins of Campbellsville, KY.; two sisters Opal Temple of Kokomo, Indiana & Geneva Workman of Louisville, KY.
5 Grandchildren Barry Scott Stargel, Tonya Renee Grant Feese & her husband James, Janella Rae Grant Miller & her husband Brian, Cameron Wade Grant, Brandon Keith Breeding
7 Great Grandchildren Diamond Sanita Stargel, Trayton Scott Stargel, Kiley Feese, James Grant Feese, Calvin Adam Miller, Kathyryn A. Miller, Canyon Miller and
several nieces, nephews & a host of other relatives & friends survives
Mr. Gaskins attended the New Hope Separate Baptist Church; a veteran of the Korean War serving his country in the U.S. Marine Corps & was a farmer
Funeral service Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 at 1:00 PM at New Hope Separate Baptist Church
Clergy officiating Bro. David Coffey, Bro. Vitis Bailey & Bro. Dennis Roberts.
Interment in New Hope Cemetery with full Military Honors by Columbia VFW Post 6097
Visitation after 3:30 PM Tuesday & after 6:00 AM Wednesday until 11:30 AM at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home & after 12: noon at the New Hope Separate Baptist Church
Pallbearers Terry Roberts, Doug Gaskins, James Ralph Roberts, Ruben Timple, Scott Stargel & Brandon Breeding
Honorary Pallbearers Phillip Gaskins, Charles Neat & Travis Bryant & Bobby Roberts
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in charge of funeral arrangements