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Woody Gaskins

June 17, 1941 — December 1, 2017

Woodrow C. Gaskins, better known as Woody, 76, husband of Ruth Ellen Mears Gaskins and a resident of Melfa, VA, passed away Friday, December 01, 2017, at his residence. A native of Chincoteague, VA, he was the son of the late C. Woodrow Gaskins and the late Louise Bowden Gaskins. He was retired from Floyd Energy, a member of Hollies Baptist Church where he served as Deacon, volunteer at Riverside Shore Cancer Center and world traveler. Woody was truly a Christian and has gone to Heaven.

In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by two children, Woody C. Gaskins, Jr. and his wife, Carol, of Machipongo, VA, and Deborah G. Patterson and her husband, Jim, of Melfa; a sister, Karen Quillen of Chincoteague; and five grandchildren, Kelsey Gaskins, Jesse Gardner, Hunter Gaskins, Brandon Patterson and Kyle Patterson.

A memorial service will be conducted Monday, December 4, 2017, at 11:00 AM at Hollies Baptist Church with Reverend Robert Smoot and Pastor David Riley officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hollies Baptist Church, P.O. Box 7, Keller, VA 23401 or Riverside Shore Cancer Center, P. O. Box 430, Onancock, VA 23417.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements were made by the Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore, Virginia.

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Hollie's Baptist Church
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