Brian Gaskell 1978-2020

Brian Gaskell 1978-2020

Brian Kirk Gaskell, 41, of Houston, Texas, passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2020.

He was born on Sept. 11, 1978, in Hiawatha. Brian grew up in Horton, attending Horton High School for three years before completing his GED and diploma as an adult. He spent several years traveling and working. He attended Stephen F. Austin in Nacogdoches, Texas for two years before moving to Beaumont, Texas. Brian later moved to Houston, where he has resided for the past 10 years.

Brian loved music. He was an extremely hard worker. He enjoyed helping others, including any stranger. He was a loyal fan of the KC Royals and KC Chiefs. Brian was a Christian. His honest and caring personality was a true testament of his faith. 

He is survived by a daughter, Serena Gaskell of Lawrence; his parents, Tim Gaskell of Muscotah and Jerry and Michelle Williams of Nacogdoches, Texas; and sisters, Karen (Eric) Williams of Holton, Jane (Patrick) Sheeran of Kingwood, Texas, Amy (Jacob) Thompson of St. Marys, Ga., and Shalen Williams of Lawrence. He is also survived by his grandfather, Jerry Daniels of Port Orange, Fla. Brian had six nephews and three nieces. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. 

A graveside memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 27 at the Kennekuk Cemetery near Horton.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the Northside Twenty-four Hour Club, 87 Lyerly St., Houston, TX 77022; or to Brian’s daughter via the following link:


The Holton Recorder

109 W. Fourth St.
Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785-364-3141

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