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GASKINS, Willis Donald "Hodari" Age 78 of Dayton Ohio departed this life November 29, 2018. Preceded in death by his parents Willis and Mary Gaskins, Sisters Ruth and Juanita, daughter in-law Lisa Gaskins and grandson Jordon. He leaves to mourn his passing wife Marlea, brother Tony (Loretta), sons Steven, Scott (Andria), Omari (Shawnta), Grandchildren India Simms (Darry), Jeron, Michael L., Mathew C., Omari Jr., Khari, Jabari, Nia, Mina Adams and Aniyah Jordan. Great granddaughter Sasha Simms. He was employed for 33 years with Ohio Bell and Ameritech Phone Companies as a linesman and engineer. After his retirement from Ameritech he started his own janitorial and home care service. He was one of the founding members of Alkebu-lan Msingi wa Kweli along with Brother William Gillispie, Mama Linda Gillispie, Brother Fred Thomas, Mama Rosalee Bradley, BaBa Kimarie, Mama Rehema WaTenza and Brother Larry Crowe. He attended East High School and later graduated from Xenia High School. After attending Central State University, he later joined the U.S. Marine Corps where he served from 1959-1963 at stations in California, South Carolina and Okninawa Japan. Memorial service will be 11A.M., Monday, December 10, 2018 at H H. Roberts Mortuary. Visitation with family 10-11 A.M. HHRoberts.com
Published in Dayton Daily News from Dec. 7 to Dec. 9, 2018
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