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11/17/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Kenneth Gaskins

Kenneth D. Gaskins, Sr.
(06 May 1932 - 15 Nov 2011)

Newport News High School Teacher

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 There is yet more sad news this Thursday morning.  Former Newport News High School business education teacher        Kenneth Gaskins, passed away at home in Hayes on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at the age of 79.

From the Daily Press - 11/17/11:

                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.


Kenneth Gaskins

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 .

Arrangements by Hogg Funeral Home and Crematory, Gloucester Point. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from November 17 to November 18, 2011.
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November 17, 2011
  Margaret & Family,
So sorry to hear of your dad's 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.

November 17, 2011

You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

~ Susan Smith, Gloucester, Virginia

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, Virginia

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, Gloucester, Virginia

November 17, 2011
Our love and sympathy to all the family in the death of a very dear friend. We have some wonderful memories.

~ Marvin & Jean Brown

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, Wicomico, Virginia

November 17, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Gaskins 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

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, Wicomico, Virginia

November 17, 2011
~ Vernell Greene, Bena, Virginia

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
  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, Bena, Virginia


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, Hayes, Virginia


November 17, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

~ Jimmy and Barbara Chapman

November 17, 2011
Margaret and Family,
So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. You are in my prayers.

~ Dolly Niswonger, Gloucester, Virginia
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, 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, Newport News, Virginia

November 17, 2011
  In Memory of Kenneth D. Gaskins, Sr.

Wilbur, Linda, and Jim Templeman

~ Linda Templeman, Hayes, Virginia

  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, Newport News, Virginia

May he rest in peace.

~ Marvin Barnes, Gloucester, Virginia

  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Mr. Gaskins' family and friends.

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  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

I Will Arise

Lyrics by Joseph Hart in Hymns Composed on Various Subjects (1759);

Music, "Arise", from William Walker's Southern Harmony and Musical Companion (1835)

1. Come, ye sinners, poor and wretched,
Weak and wounded, sick and sore;
Jesus ready stands to save you,
Full of pity joined with pow'r.

Refrain: I will arise and go to Jesus,
He will embrace me in His arms;
In the arms of my dear Savior,
O there are ten thousand charms.

2. Come, ye needy, come, and welcome,
God's free bounty glorify;
True belief and true repentance,
Every grace that brings you nigh.


3. Come, ye weary, heavy laden,
Bruised and broken by the fall;
If you tarry till you're better,
You will never come at all.


4. Let not conscience make you linger,
Nor of fitness fondly dream;
All the fitness He requireth
Is to feel your need of Him.


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