LAKE CITY -- Rufus Walt Gaskins, 54, husband of Becky P. Gaskins, died Tuesday, July 28, 2020, from injuries sustained in an accident.Walt was born December 15, 1965 in Florence, SC, son of Rufus Burns Gaskins and Connie Wise Gaskins. He was a 1984 graduate of Lake City High School and attended Francis Marion University and was owner of Lake Swamp Land and Timber Company. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and attended Barrineau Pentecostal Holiness Church. Walt was the President of Community Hunting Club, Past President of Pearce Hunting Club, member of Buckshot and Red Oak Hunting Club. He was also a member of The Woodmen of the World, #0268.Surviving in addition to his parents, are his wife, Rebecca P. "Becky" Gaskins; daughters, Victoria "Tori" Gaskins and Allyson "Ally" Gaskins; son, Matthew "Matt" Gaskins, all of Lake City; sister, Tamra (Craig) Floyd of Olanta; brother, Gregg Gaskins of Lake City; nieces, Emily Floyd (Michael) Burns and Emma Claire Gaskins; nephews, Emory Floyd and Burns Gaskins.Walt was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Major and Ruby Munn Gaskins; maternal grandparents, Theodore and Ethel Poston Wise.Graveside service will be 10:00 AM, Thursday, July 30, 2020 at Riverside Cemetery, Pamplico, SC, directed by Carolina Funeral Home, Scranton, SC.Memorials may be made to Community Hunting Club, 2225 Creek Road, Lake City, SC 29560.Due to Covid-19, please use good judgement with social distancing and wear masks, during visitation and funeral services.

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Cliff McAlister


I am deeply saddened by this. Growing up, I spent more time with Walt than any childhood friend I ever had. We lived just a short bike ride or walk apart and spent many hours together. I am thankful for the many great memories filled with fun and laughter.

I am also thankful I got to see Walt as a parent later in life as our daughters played on the same school teams. He was a great dad and never missed a game.

I am praying for you and the family.

Take care and God Bless.”

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