Ryland C. Gaskins Jr.


KILMARNOCK—Ryland Crittenden Gaskins Jr., 80, of Kilmarnock, died November 25, 2016. Born and raised in Northumberland County, he was preceded in death by his parents, Ryland Crittenden Gaskins Sr., and Gertrude Conley Gaskins.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Shelva Jean Lankford Gaskins; his son, Ryland (Ryan) Crittenden Gaskins III, and his daughter, Belinda Jean Gaskins, both of Kilmarnock; his grandsons, Michael Anthony Gaskins and Mark Allen Gaskins, both of Newport News; his sisters, Sue Gaskins Forrester and husband Mitchell Forrester of Kilmarnock, and Roberta (Bobbi) Gaskins Weeks and husband Hassell Weeks of Rocky Mt., NC, and several nieces and nephews.

A retired waterman, Ryland was particularly fond of Tangier Island and her special people.

The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, November 28, at Currie Funeral Home in Kilmarnock.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, November 29, at the funeral home. Interment followed at St. Mary’s Whitechapel Episcopal Church in Lively.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kilmarnock-Lancaster Rescue Squad, P O Box 333, Kilmarnock, VA 22482 or Trinity Episcopal Church Scholarship Fund, P O Box 208, Lancaster, VA 22503.



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