2012-02-07 / Obituaries

Guy Prentice Gaston, 87

Guy Prentice Gaston, age 87, of Greencastle, passed away on Monday, January 30, 2012, at the St. Vincent Heart Hospital, in Indianapolis.

Born October 26, 1924, in Winnebago, IL, the son of Guy and Nina Susan (McClure) Gaston Sr., he was a graduate of Belle Union High School “class of 1941” and had attended Purdue University. He married Norma Lucille (Poynter) Gaston on November 26, 1946, and she survives.

Guy had been a farmer for several years in the Belle Union Area of Putnam County. He had also worked with his brother at Gaston Engineering and was employed with the South Putnam Schools for 30 years.

He was a veteran of the United States Army having served during WWII, and a member of the American Legion. For many years he was a member of New Providence Baptist Church and in recent years a member of the Greencastle Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife; daughters, Debra Goodson and husband, James, of Somerset, KY, Diana Callahan and husband, Michael, of Greencastle, and Dawn Puckett and husband, Kieth of Greencastle; a brother, Robert Duane Gaston and wife, Mary, of Greencastle; six grandchildren, Taylor L. Goodson and wife, Harmony, Kelly C. Goodson, Joshua Callahan and wife, Lina, JessicaWorley and husband,William, Anthony Puckett and wife, Sarah, and Andrew Cory Puckett and wife, Megan; and nine great grandchildren, Hope Goodson, Elijah Callahan, Emma Callahan, Emilio Gallegos, Ezekiel Callahan, Leviticus Arthur, Chase Wm. Woolery, Coraline Willow Grace Woolery, and Brody Puckett.

He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Elwin, Louis, Eugene, and Francis Gaston.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 3, 2012 at the Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, with Rev. Mark Miller officiating. Interment followed at the New Providence Cemetery.

Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.BittlesandHurt.com.

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