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Earl M. Gaskins

April 19, 1928 January 20, 2013
Earl M. Gaskins
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Obituary for Earl M. Gaskins

Earl Melvin Gaskins, 84, went to live with his Lord Sunday, January 20, 2013, at the Hardin County Hospital, Rosiclare, IL. Earl was born to Cressie Gaskins and Gertrude Conley on April 19, 1928 in Golconda, IL  He married Norma Jeanne Gullett December 25th, 1946. They have 3 sons; Gregory (Amy), Richard (Chiquita), of East Moline, IL, and Douglas (Mary) of Houston, TX. They have 5 grandchildren; Heidi, Carrie, Richie, Zachary, and Max. They have 4 great-grandchildren. 


Earl graduated from Bush Diesel School of St Louis. Then moved to East Moline, IL and worked at John Deere Harvester, East Moline as a mechanic. He was an active member and Deacon of Wildwood Baptist Church in East Moline.
In 1999, Earl returned to his hometown of Golconda, IL, and was a member of First Baptist Church of Golconda. He loved his Lord, as well as his friends at church, Rotary and The Golden Circle.


Preceding him in death were his parents and brother, Carroll Gaskins.

Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. January 23, 2013 at First Baptist Church in Golconda.

Interment will follow service at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Golconda.

Visitation will be 6-8pm on Tuesday January 22, 2013 at Aly Funeral Home in Golconda.

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