Russell James Gaskins, Sr.
(January 5, 1927 - August 6, 2012)
Russell James Gaskins, Sr., formally of Leavenworth, was called to be with his Lord and Savior on August 6, 2012 following a long illness.
Graveside services with full military honors will be held at 1 pm, Monday, August 13, 2012, at Jacksonville State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville, MO.
He married the love of his life, Zeta Mae Broadwater of Joplin, Mo., on February 15, 1952. Russell was in the United States Army where he served in World War II and the Korean War. He worked at the U.S. Federal Penitentiary at Leavenworth. He retired after several years of service.
Russell is survived by his wife Zeta; his five children, Sharon (Bill) Johnson of Easton, Kan., Carolyn (Frank) Loiacono of Grandview, Mo., Shirley (Terry) Stevens of Tonganoxie, Kan., Donna (Dale) Danner of Buford, Ga., and Russell Gaskins, Jr. of Columbia, Mo.; his thirteen grandchildren; his ten great-grandchildren Russell is also survived by his brother Samuel (Pat) Gaskins of Gillette, Wyoming and his sister Connie (Dan) Harvey of Des Moines, Iowa.