Robert B. Gaskins

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JACKSONVILLE - Robert B. "Bob" Gaskins, 86, of Jacksonville, passed away on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at Liberty Commons Assisted Living Center.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Trinity United Methodist Church with Rev. George Speake officiating. Burial will follow at Onslow Memorial Park.

Bob Gaskins moved to Jacksonville in 1950 and in 1989, decided to retire after 39 years of dedicated service to the Onslow County Schools.

Mr. Gaskins was the son of the late Wardie Gaskins and Mabel Chadwick Gaskins Mayo. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Minnie Caison Gaskins; and grandson, Caison Allen Gaskins.

Survivors include his wife, Malinda Bangs Gaskins of Jacksonville; one daughter, Brenda Gaskins Sanford and her husband, Richard of Mt. Airy, Md.; one son, Ward Gaskins and his wife, Belinda of Cary; two step-daughters, Kimberly Babb of Winchester, VA and Patricia Babb of Charlotte; two step-brothers, Alfred Mayo of New Bern and Hallet Mayo of Goldsboro; and two grandchildren, Thomas Kirtland and Meghan Parkinson.

The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Jones Funeral Home, Jacksonville Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sponsors for Academic Talent, Inc., PO Box 233, Jacksonville, NC 28541,

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Published in Sun Journal from Mar. 18 to Mar. 21, 2014