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Oscar Valentine Gaskins

December 19, 1933 ~ April 30, 2020 (age 86)


   Mr. Oscar Valentine Gaskins of Campbellsville, formerly of Russell Springs, passed from this life on Thursday, April 30, 2020 in Campbellsville. Born to the late Lilburn and Sarah (Gadberry) Gaskins on December 19, 1933, he was 86 years, 4 months, and 11 days of age. Mr. Gaskins had made a profession of faith in Christ and was of the Holiness faith. As a young man, he answered the call of duty and served his country honorably in the United States Navy from 1952-1958. Mr. Gaskins was the devoted husband to Virginia (Sallee) Gaskins, who survives, and was a former service station manager in Russell County over fifteen years. He loved the outdoors, and loved to go camping with his family on a regular basis. He was a talented rod and reel repairman; he loved to spend time with his family traveling to flea markets and yard sales searching for any fishing-related items he could trade on.

He leaves to cherish his memory:

   His wife: Virginia Gaskins of Campbellsville,

   Three step-children: Mary Marcum of Campbellsville, Cynthia Posey and companion Donald Mattingly of Gravel Switch, and James Lewis Perkins of Arizona,

   Two sisters: Eva Ray Russell of Russell Springs, and Vonnie Mae Shepherd of Indiana,

   Two step-grandchildren: Mitchell Wright and Dustin Mattingly,

   Five step great-grandchildren,

   And a host of extended family and friends.

   He was also preceded in death by two sibling,: Everett Gaskins and Lucy Wilson.

   All services for Mr. Gaskins were held privately.

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