Mr. Johnnie ‘Bubba” Gaskins Jr, age 80, entered into rest on Friday, August 20, 2021 at his home. The family will hold a private family graveside service at the Gaskins Family Cemetery by Rev. Don Rhyne and Rev. Donald Wallace, Sr. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Sunday, August 22, 2021 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.
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Mr. Gaskins was born February 24, 1941 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late John Lawson and Annie Bell Lewis Gaskins. A graduate of Chesterfield High School, Class of 1960, he was a lifelong farmer who began working with his uncle at the Gaskins Gin Company. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of the SC National Guard. Mr. Gaskins was a faithful member of David’s Grove Baptist Church where he was a former Sunday School teacher, superintendent, Sunday school director, and youth leader. He, along with his wife, also served as the Woodmen of the World Camp Directors for 10 years. His best times were times spent with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Gaskins was also preceded in death by his sisters; Jolyn Walters and Peggy G. Rivers, and brother-in-law, Billy Wood.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Rachel Wood Gaskins of the home; sons, Robert Wayne “Bobby” (Brigetta) Gaskins and James Patrick “Jimmy” Gaskins both of Chesterfield, SC; daughter, Cynthia Annette “Cindy” Lowery (Danny Russell) of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Brandi Lowery Brumley, Paige Gaskins Lindsey, Hailey Lowery (Nathan) Ward, Jordan Gaskins, Makayla Gaskins, Sarah Gaskins, Summer Gaskins, Bobbie Lynne Gaskins, and Tyler Gaskins; great-grandchildren, Tegan Brumley, Bristol Brumley, Mya Faith Gaskins, and Derrion Kody Gaskins; brothers, Mike (Patricia) Gaskins, and Ricky (Vicky) Gaskins both of Chesterfield, SC; sister, Brenda Gaskins Curry of Chesterfield, SC; sisters-in-law, Joyce S. Wood of Cheraw, SC, Mary (Rev. Donald) Wallace, Sr. of Chesterfield, SC, Joyce Davis of Bennettsville, SC, Lynn W. Davidson of Chesterfield, SC, and Carol Traini of Cheraw, SC; brother-in-law, J.B. (Joyce) Wood of Chesterfield, SC; in addition to numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express a special Thank You to the entire staff and administration of Regency SouthernCare Hospice of Chesterfield for the extraordinary love and care shown to Mr. Gaskins and their family.
Memorials may be made to Regency SouthernCare Hospice of Chesterfield, 205 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709.
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Gaskins family.
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