Kenneth D. GASKINS Sr.
HAYES - Kenneth D. Gaskins Sr., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, at his home surrounded by family after a short illness.
Kenneth was born May 6, 1932, to Ted and Elsie Gaskins in Doddridge, W.Va. After his graduation from high school Kenneth proudly served his country in the US Navy during the Korean War. After his tour of military service, he received his Bachelors degree in teaching from Glennville State College in West Virginia. Upon his moving to Virginia he taught at Newport News High School and retired as an instructor for the army at Fort Eustis. Kenneth loved to travel and with his wife they traveled all over the United States, especially on bus tours where he met so many friends. Kenneth was a Christian man who loved his Lord, his family and his friends. He was our inspiration, and will live on in our memories until we see him again.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Patricia Lee; sister, Dorothy; brothers, Bill and James; and son, Scott Fanning.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Fanning-Gaskins; daughter, Margaret Bridges and husband, Martin; son, Kenneth D. Gaskins Jr. and wife, Marsha; daughters, Melinda Ottarson and husband, Donnie, Gail Brown and husband, Kenneth, Betsy West and husband, Jessie; grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life service, officiated by the Rev. Dr. Richard Croxton and Pastor Steve Sales will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Providence Baptist Church. Inurnment will follow later at West Union Masonic Memorial Park, Doddridge, W.Va.
The family would like to express their appreciation and thanks to the many people and Hospice for the care and support during Kenneth's illness.
In our loved one's memory, contributions may be made to Riverside Walter Reed Hospice, P. O. Box 1130, Gloucester, VA 23061 or to a charity of your choice.
Arrangements by Hogg Funeral Home and Crematory, Gloucester Point. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published by Daily Press from Nov. 17 to Nov. 18, 2011.
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Betty, Margaret & Kenneth,
My brother, Bill, just let me know of Uncle Duane's death. We are so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man and reminded me so much of Dad. I remember him showing up unexpectedly to our wedding and he made me feel like Dad was back with us by his presence. He was greatly loved and will be greatly missed.

You are in our thoughts and prayers,

Sherree(Gaskins)Yeoman and family
Sherree Yeoman
November 22, 2011
So sorry for your loss your in our thoughts and prayers. Bill, Jennifer, Wyatt and Payton Gaskins
Bill Gaskins
November 21, 2011
Margaret & Family, Our family hearts and prayers go out to you and yours during this most sad time in your lives. I did not have the privilage to know your dad, but you and I where always friends in school. Even now when we run across each other in the stores you always take time to stop talk, hug and wish me well as I do for you also. I feel knowing you and how kind and loving you are speaks volumes as to how wonderful your dad was also. Please know that this will become easier to bear as time goes by, just take it day by day. Surround yourself in pleasant memories and keep your dad alive in your heart. Our prayers to you and your family and if we can do anything to help in anyway please let us know. God Bless You All.
Toni Steward
November 21, 2011
Mr.G will be missed dearly. He was a kind and gentle man that was so good to my mom, Betty. I will always remember what a wonderful person he was.
Betsy West
November 20, 2011
Margaret and Kenneth anyone who new your father new he was a wonderful family man and a pure genetelman.Iam very sorry for your lost...Gary Harris
Gary Harris
November 19, 2011
Dear Betty, Margaret and Kenneth, I was so sorry to hear of Mr. Gaskins' death. He was a gentleman in every sense of the word. He will be missed by all who had the honor of calling him their friend. Love Beulah and family
November 19, 2011
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Wendy hogge
November 18, 2011
Kenneth, Margaret, I'm so sorry to hear about your father. Our thoughts are with you, and we hope to see you very soon.
Brian Harris
November 18, 2011
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Ronald & Hope Owens
November 18, 2011
Margaret and Kenny please accept our condolences and know that you are kept close in thought and prayer.
Amy,Kaitlyn and Nelson
November 18, 2011
May he rest in peace.
Marvin Barnes
November 17, 2011
Hard to lose your dad in such a sudden manner! We're thinking of you and praying for you every day. God bless you in this busy time filled with tasks to do - and later too, when you'll have time to reflect. He still sees you!
Reid & Barbara Sprague
November 17, 2011
To The Gaskins Family: I am so very sorry to hear that Mr. Gaskins has passed away. I worked for him in the Staff and Faculty Development Division at Fort Eustis some years ago. He was a fine leader and outstanding boss. He was also a fine and decent person. He will be missed. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.....Mary Lee
Mary Lee
November 17, 2011
In Memory of Kenneth D. Gaskins, Sr.

Wilbur, Linda, and Jim Templeman
Linda Templeman
November 17, 2011
Margaret, Kenneth & family ~ We are so sorry for your loss....your Dad was a wonderful man and will be deeply missed.
All our Love -
Ed, Kim & Sara Dunklee
November 17, 2011
Dear Betty, Margaret, Kenneth and families,
May God bless you all at this very sad time.
My love, Micki Bonnette
November 17, 2011
Margaret and Family
So sorry to hear of your Dads passing. You are in my prayers.
Dolly Niswonger
November 17, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Jimmy and Barbara Chapman
November 17, 2011
Betty and family. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Gaskins. He was truly genuine person. He always had a smile.
Debbie Wilson
November 17, 2011
Betty May,I'm Sorry To Hear About Your Loss.If There Is Anything I Can Do Please Let Me Know I Miss My Husband Everyday.
Vicki Smith
November 17, 2011
Betty, Margaret, Kenneth and Family
Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Jill Strickland
November 17, 2011
Vernell Greene
November 17, 2011
Betty, we are keeping you and all your family in our prayers. May God's comfort see you through this time of grief.
Buddy & Ann Hogge
November 17, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Gaskin Family. Mr. Gaskins was always a delight to work with at our office and you knew he was a true gentleman. We all will miss him and will remember his friendly smile every time he walked through our door.
The employees at Phillips Energy.
November 17, 2011
May God grant you peace in knowing that Mr. G is walking on streets of gold with Jesus and other loved ones who went before him. God bless you Aunt Betty, Margaret and Kenneth at this time and the days to come!
Sadie Jenkins
November 17, 2011
Our love and smpathy to all the family in the death of a very dear friend. We have some wonderful memories.
Marvin & Jean Brown
November 17, 2011
Kenneth and family ~ So sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Tracey Smith Crowder
November 17, 2011
Betty, I am so sorry to hear that Ken passed away.
I know you have so many fond memories of the wonderful life spent together.
May you be granted the comfort and peace you face in the days to come.
Keep the faith and God will see you through all of your difficult days.
Love you,
Peggy Douglas
Hayes, Va
November 17, 2011
You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Susan Smith
November 17, 2011
Margaret & Family
So sorry to hear of your dads passing. I remember him from working here at Fort Eustis, such a nice man. Losing someone is never easy. Praying that God will be with you during this difficult time. Let your heart be consoled knowing that your dad is at peace. Thinking of you.
Chris Shipley
November 17, 2011
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