Dan Moody Gaskins

Dan Moody Gaskins, age 84, of Kenedy passed away May 24, 2011. He was born in Berclair, to Emma and John Franklin Gaskins. He married Charline Daubrava Rees in Beeville on April 20, 1972.
Dan went to work for Civil Services in Beeville at Chase Field Naval Base in 1942. In 1944 he was drafted into the U.S. Army. He did his basic training at Camp Wood which is now Fort Hood in Killeen. From Camp Wood he was sent to California for desert training in the Pacific, then to Seattle, Wash., and then to South Korea. He was in South Korea for about a year. Dan was honorably discharged Dec. 2, 1946.
Dan went to work for South Western Bell Telephone Co. in 1947. He started out as a lineman, then to construction foreman, combination man, then as a switchman. He worked in Beeville, Yorktown, Freer, and Kenedy. He retired March 25, 1981 with 34 years of service.
Dan is survived by his wife, Charline; his son, William and his wife Mary Gaskins; daughter, Marilyn Hollman Williams and husband Alton; daughter, Gerrie Gaskins, and son-in-law, Robert Noah; stepsons, Dan Rees and Zane Rees; sisters, Mary Louise Everett and Linda Allen and her husband Mel; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Dan was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Cynthia Gaskins Noah; son, Danny M. Gaskins; great-grandson, Lance Yanta; sisters, Leona Gregory, Margaret Vickers, and Lois Everett; and brothers, Davis, John, and Archie Gaskins.
Dan was in law enforcement for many years. He was a cowboy at heart. He enjoyed spending time with friends at Barth’s Restaurant, family reunions and “Ole” Cars. He enjoyed hunting and ranching.
A celebration of Dan’s Life will be held Saturday, May 28, 2011 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Eckols Chapel in Kenedy.