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09/30/19 - NNHS Newsletter - Wayne  Gaskill

 Roy Wayne Gaskill
(17 Nov 1944 - 24 Sept 2019)

Newport News High School Class of 1963

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 We have even more sad news to report today.  Wayne Gaskill, Class of 1963, passed away in Midlothian on Saturday, September 24, 2019 at the age of 74. 

From the Daily Press - 09/26/19:

                      Roy Wayne Gaskill
      MIDLOTHIAN - Roy "Wayne" Gaskill, 74, of Richmond, Virginia passed away September 24, 2019.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Frank Gaskill and is survived by his lifetime sweetheart and wife, Susan Whitaker Gaskill and mother, Mary Dunn Gaskill.

He grew up in Newport News, attended Magruder School, and was active in Cub and Boy Scouts and sports.

He was a 1963 graduate of Newport News High School where he was involved and excelled in sports from an early age including baseball, basketball and football.

Wayne Gaskill

He was a graduate of Fork Union Military Academy where he also fine tuned his academic and football skills. 

He attended the University of Richmond and then transferred to the University of Alabama where be received a BS and his Army ROTC commission, serving in Military Intelligence. After various schools he was assigned to 7th Psychological Operations in Okinawa, Japan, Chief of the Singapore-Maylasia desk in support of efforts in the Far East. He and Susan enjoyed their years in the 180 degree cultural experience, taking advantage of travel.

He then mustered out as Captain and went with the rapidly expanding Best Products, opening locations in Toledo, Flint, Akron and Cherry Hill, New Jersey. He has served on various boards, including Big Brothers Big Sisters, Cherry Hill. He enjoyed fellowship in his many locations of residence and in Richmond, a member of First Baptist Church.

In 1985, he and Susan opened a travel agency, International Tours and GalaxSea Cruises, retiring after 30 years. He and Susan were blessed by many friends in all the many places they lived, and in all their travels visiting 6 continents. The 7th was on the books. He thoroughly enjoyed keeping up with college football and his "Bama" football. His interests were politics, keeping up with events in the nation, the world and financial realm.

Visitation is Sunday, September 29, 2019, 2 pm to 4 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm at the Huguenot Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1020 Huguenot Road.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, September 30th at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 9600 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, Virginia 23235.

Tributes may be made to Fork Union Military Academy, 4744 James Madison Highway, Fork Union, Virginia. Fork Union, founded in1898 has maintained their solid Christian-based education of building and developing young men in one of the remaining premier military boarding schools in the country. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on September 26, 2019.
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September 27, 2019

Mary and Susan; was so saddened to learn of Wayne's death. Have so many great memories, especially Sundays after church at your home. Am so glad we had the opportunity to visit recently in Yorktown. Take care and love to all. (Hugs, Pat)

Pat Smith

  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Wayne's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.

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  Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

 Onward Christian Soldiers

Words by Sabine Baring Gould in Church Times, 1865

Music (St. Gertrude) by Arthur S. Sullivan, 1871

Onward Christian soldiers,
Marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus
Going on before!
Christ, the royal Master,
Leads against the foe;
Forward into battle,
See His banner go!

Onward, Christian soldiers,
Marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus
Going on before!

2. At the sign of triumph
Satan's host doth flee;
On, then, Christian soldiers,
On to victory!
Hell's foundation quiver
At the shout of praise;
Brothers, lift your voices,
Loud your anthems raise!

3. Like a mighty army
Moves the church of God;
Brothers, we are treading
Where the saints have trod;
We are not divided;
All one body we
One in hope and doctrine,
One in charity.

4. Onward, then, ye people,
Join our happy throng,
Blend with ours your voices
In the triumph song;
Glory, laud, and Honor,
Unto Christ the King;
This thro' countless ages
Men and angels sing.


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