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Paul E. Gaskins, Adair County, KY, (1923-2012)

He was the patriarch of a large, highly regarded family. He and his wife, Charlene Gaskins, who survives were married for 68 years. He leaves 35 direct living descendants with two more expected at the time of his death. He was a member of Mt. Zion Free Methodist Church in Kokomo, IN, a veteran of World War II serving his country in the United States Army, retired from Continental Steel in Kokomo, IN
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Paul E. Gaskins, age 89 years, of Liberty Road, Columbia, KY, passed away Sunday November 25, 2012 at 11:44pmCT, at his home.

Funeral services will be at 11amCT, Saturday December 1, 2012 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, with Bro. Richard Lehman and Bro. Dennis Roberts, the officiating clergy. Interment will be in Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY, with full military honors by VFW Post 6097. Visitation will be after 4pmCT, Friday, November 30, 2012, at the funeral home.


Pallbearers: James Ralph Roberts, Mike Gaskins, Matthew Gaskins, Mark Gaskins, Jonathan Scott, Joshua Gaskins, Ricky Gaskins, Shane Gaskins, Anthony Alley, Dennis Roberts, and Bobby Roberts.

Honorary Pallbearers: Terry Roberts and grandchildren.

Paul E. Gaskins, Adair County, KY (1923-2012)

He was born on September 5, 1923 in Kokomo, Howard County, IN. He was the son of the late Alvin Reed and Mary Ann Williams Gaskins. He died Sunday, November 25, 2012, in Columbia, Adair County, KY, at the age of 89 years, 2 months, and 16 days.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Charlene Gaskins, Columbia, KY and the following:
  • One daughter: Phyllis Gaskins of Columbia, KY

  • Two sons: Phillip Gaskins and wife the late Wanda Gaskins of Columbia, KY and Dale Gaskins and wife Linda of Bolingbrook, IL

  • Two brothers: Ruben "Hoover" Gaskins and wife Martha of Campbellsville, KY, and James Ray Gaskins and wife Jessie May of Columbia, KY

  • Two sisters: Geneva Workman (husband the late Tommy) of Louisville, KY; Opal Temple (husband the late Bud) of New London, IN

  • Eight grandchildren: Ricky (Diane) Gaskins of Greensburg, KY, Juanita (Doug) Scott Of Columbia, KY, Shane (Teresa) Gaskins, Mike (Karen) Gaskins, Michelle Gaskins, Melissa Gaskins, Matthew Gaskins and Mark Gaskins

  • Nineteen great grandchildren

  • Six great great grandchildren with 2 expected

  • Several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends
He was preceded in death by two sisters Unema Roberts and Elva "Inis" Stroup, one Great Grandchild Brittany Gaskins

everal nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, in charge of funeral arrangements.


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