John Beryl Gaskins, III

Born: Fri., Nov. 27, 1953
Died: Sun., Dec. 1, 2019

Gathering of Family and Friends

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Sat., Dec. 21, 2019
Location: Family Home

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Mr. John Beryl Gaskins, III passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at the age of 66. Born in Richland County on November 27, 1953, to the late Elois McElveen Gaskins and John Beryl Gaskins, II. John lived and grew up in West Columbia until a recent move to Lexington to start a new period in his life.
He is survived by his only sibling, a sister, Melinda Gaskins Edens Williams; brother in law, Phillip Williams; and step nephew, Jason Williams.
John was called Johnny by his family and neighborhood friends until he started school. He then was known by his given name, John, as his dad John senior was also affectionately known as Johnny. After high school John attended USC. He loved Carolina Football and will always support them, win or lose.
John worked in the roofing and renovation field for many years until circumstances dictated otherwise and he retired. He loved restoring antique furniture, like his dad, so that became his hobby working alongside his sister in a small antique business. His creativity in art served him well.
John and Melinda made a great team. They restored Johns home in 2013/2014, for taking care of their folks until the end of their lives at 96 and 98. John and Melinda were very close as best friends and as brother and sister. One of their favorite things to do was call a "road trip". Whether it was heading to a destination for antiquing, visiting family and friends, or just simply going to Krispy Kreme for a donut. Either John or Melinda could call "road trip" at anytime. No rules. John had a friend everywhere he went and will be sorely missed.
There will be no formal funeral service. A drop in to the family home will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2019 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at 917 Osage Ave. West Columbia, SC 29169.
God speed, John! We celebrate you and all that you accomplished here!
Moseley Funeral & Cremation Service is assisting the family.

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Simon W. Carraway
   Posted Tue December 03, 2019
My deepest condolences for family and friends in this time of sorrow. John (Johnny) will be missed by all who knew him.

Lee and Gail Rush
   Posted Mon December 09, 2019
You are in our Prayers and let us know if there is anything we can do

Dan & Robbie DeFreese
   Posted Tue December 10, 2019
Melinda, so sorry for your loss. You & your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May you fine comfort in knowing others care.

Dan & Robbie

Debbie (Rogers) Brooks-Dabney
   Posted Mon January 06, 2020
Hi....First of all, please accept my deepest condolences. Johnny and I were friends at BC #1 Grammar School. We stayed in touch, even after I moved to Charleston in the 3rd grade. Later, in HS,....We became close friends again. We lost touch later in life, but I always considered him a dear friend. I was so deeply saddened to hear of his passing. Johnny, (sorry I never knew him as John), was such a sweet, thoughtful person.
I’m sure that he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Johnny, in peace, until we meet again. Your ole lifelong buddy, Debbie

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