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Roy Franklin Gaskey

February 4, 1946 - April 1, 2015

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Sweet Home Assembly of God Church at 800 Mountain View Road, Sweet Home.

Donations and contributions can be made to Sweet Home Fire Department or Sweet Home Boys and Girls Club.

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Roy Franklin Gaskey, 69, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2015 of complications related to A.L.S.

He was born in Santa Maria, California to Edward Gaskey and Frances (Phillips) Gaskey Fleury. Roy was raised in Wright City, Oklahoma. He moved to Oregon in 1958. His parents divorced in 1959, and Sweet Home became Roy’s hometown until his death. He graduated from Sweet Home High School in 1964.

Roy Franklin Gaskey

Roy and his wife, Darlene, married in 1968. They were together for 46 years. They loved Sweet Home and being near family and lifelong friends. They returned to Sweet Home in 1986 and planted deep roots. Roy was a dedicated family man and community leader.

Roy worked for Pacific Power and Light Co. for 34 years, retiring in 2010. He held several journeyman cards, and completed his career as a meter installer/repairman/technician/foreman. He moved his family a number of times for his job, including Junction City, Stayton, Yakima, Washington, and Wilsonville. He ended his career back in Albany. He truly cared for all of the men he worked with.

He was a volunteer member of the Sweet Home Fire Department from 1970 to 2008 (38 years). He served in several capacities within the department. He truly loved it and the great camaraderie. The Fire Department was a big commitment in his life. “Thanks Guys.”

Hunting, camping, and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events was what he loved to do. Very rarely did he miss one of their games.

Roy is survived by: his wife, Darlene Honeywell Gaskey; sons Brent Gaskey (Shawna) and Brandon Gaskey (Sarah); grandchildren Kyler, Cade, Kelton, and Kaitlyn Gaskey, all of Sweet Home; sister Nadine Egan Robertson of Lebanon; half-sisters, Cheryl Gaskey, Gina Messer, and Charlotte Lopez; and step-brother Robert Gaskey; and his uncle, Jack Phillips (Bonita) of Lebanon.

He was preceded in death by his half-sister, Alice Smith.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Sweet Home Assembly of God Church at 800 Mountain View Road, Sweet Home.

Donations and contributions can be made to Sweet Home Fire Department or Sweet Home Boys and Girls Club.

“Good-bye Roy. You’ll truly be missed.”

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.