Elton Gerald Gaskey

May 15, 1934 - January 25, 2021

Elton Gerald Gaskey, 86, of Silsbee, died on Monday, January 25, 2021, at Christus Southeast Texas – St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. He was born May 15, 1934, in Orangefield, Texas, to Elnora Roebuck and EG Gaskey. Elton served in the United States Marine Corps. He retired as a material expeditor for Sun Oil after twenty-five years of service.

He was a 32nd Degree Master Mason of Anahuac Lodge #995, A.F. & A.M. Elton enjoyed collecting coins and stamps along with gardening. After retiring from Sun Oil, he went to work for Transamerican in Laredo, Texas.  He also worked for the Laredo Webb County and Laredo Regional Food Bank for twelve years and was recognized for helping make the food bank successful. Elton will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandpa.

Survivors include his wife of thirty-two years, Sharon K. Gaskey; sons, Cline Gaskey of San Antonio, Texas and Thomas Hogan, Jr. of Silsbee, Texas; daughters, Deborah Starkey and her husband, Steve, of Vista, California; Sharel Bratcher and her husband, Tyler, of Denton, Texas; Megan Whitehead and her husband, Michael, of Silsbee, Texas; grandchildren; Greg, Geoff, Grant, Brad, Nathan, Alasen, Micah, Malachi, Molly, Matthew, A.J., Zoe, and Aurora; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Lowrie and Pat Walton, both of Sour Lake, Texas; brother, Steve Gaskey of Nacogdoches, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.  Elton is preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Donald and Billy Gaskey.

A gathering of Elton’s family and friends will begin at 10:30 a.m. with his funeral service to follow at 11:30 a.m., Friday, January 29, 2021, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee, Texas. His burial will follow at 2:30 p.m., at Bland Cemetery, 11535 I-10,  Orange, Texas.  

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  • 01/29/2021
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A gathering of family and friends
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  • 01/29/2021
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Mickey Harden

Peace & comfort, Grace.

Anne Fisher

My love and prayers go to each family and friend who dad touched. May God's grace comfort all of you during this time. We will miss him beyond imagination. I love you all...Anne

Fred and Carol (Roebuck ) Elliott

I'm one of Elton's cousins on the Roebuck side of the family. My Daddy was Aunt Elnora's brother, Josh Roebuck.. We're sad to hear of Elton's passing. He was always kind, had a great sense of humor, and was a fine Christian gentleman. May God bless you all with the strength needed at this difficult time.

Nancy Karstetter

Elton and family prayers for you and family. Just wanted to thank you for all the memories I had getting to know ya'll when we lived in Premont and then the visiting and camping we got to do with you and family they were a joy and a great memory God Bless

Carolyn Burton Baez and Alex Baez

Thinking of all of you. Elton was a talker and liked to tell you information. Always ready to joke around. He will be certainly missed. Sending our condolences to you Sharon and the family

Twinkle Morgan

Watching the video I see a lot of family and cherished moments. Sharon, prayers for you and Elton's big beautiful family. Godspeed Elton Gaskey! Twinkle Morgan (Laredo, Tx)

Steve Starkey

I will always remember you for accepting me as part of your wonderful family. You always had kind and loving words for me and always showed me great love and support. I remember when I asked your permission to marry your daughter and you told me “you’d be honored to have me as a son-in-law. I hope you know it was an honor to be your son-in-law. Love you Elton..

Jeanette and Tito Laurel

My prayers have and will continue for you all. I have so many memories of all of you. I hold so many in my heart as little treasures that cheer the soul. I remember introducing Elton to Sharon and Sharon introducing me to my husband. The card games we played as a couple. One of my favorites was when we showed up to. Sing Christmas songs to your house; Tito, David and me. Y’all were all surprised! All the times we would talk with him. He was so intelligent and interesting.. So many stories. My heart hurts, he was my friend, now he’s forever home. I will miss all his posts on Facebook. That felt like still keeping in touch even if we didn’t get to visit. Love, prayers and miss you.