Lester Louis Gasaway

October 20, 1924February 17, 2018
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Lester Louis Gasaway of Powell, passed away February 17, 2018 at his home. Member of Ball Road Baptist Church. He was born in Whittier, N.C. on October 20, 1924. He received certification in electrical circuitry and then retired from Y12 after 31 years. He loved fishing, woodworking, gardening and listening to gospel music. He was a member of the Beaver Ridge Lodge # 366. Preceded in death by parents, 5 brothers and 3 sisters. Survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Jean Douglas Gasaway; son, Doug and wife, Sharon Gasaway; step-grandchildren, Russ (Misty) Martin and Brad Martin; sisters,. Pearl Davis and Marie Pitts. Special gratitude and appreciation to Amedysis Hospice Care employees, Jennifer and Shauna and special friends, Josie and Bill Carr and Mouse and Jewell Davis. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. The family will receive friends 5-7 pm Tuesday at Weaver’s Chapel with the service to follow at 7 pm. Pastor Morgan Lester officiating. Family and friends will meet at 1:15 pm Wednesday at Weaver Funeral Home to proceed to Woodhaven Memorial Gardens for a 2 pm interment. Condolences may be left at


  • Visitation Tuesday, February 20, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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Nelda Reed Cairns

March 4, 2018

I just learned of Louis' death. I remember him well - I saw him a lot when I was growing up. He was always laughing and having fun - and everybody loved him. He was close friends with my sister, Freda, and brothers, Gene and Buddy (Max). Nayda and I liked to be around him because he made us laugh and made us feel special. I haven't seen him in years, but I know he remained a very wonderful person who led a very productive life.

Steve and Becky Parks

February 22, 2018

Jean and Doug,
Steve & I are so very sorry and are saddened to hear this. We need not tell you what a wonderful man he was. We will be praying for you during this difficult time. We know you will miss him.

Pam Tarlton

February 21, 2018

Dearest Jean, Doug, Sharon, and family...I light a candle for a family who are very dear to me. My brother, Daryl, lit a candle for him earlier. Louie told me many years ago that I was to consider him and Jean my Tennessee parents since I am from Illinois and he truly meant it. What a wonderful man he was to everyone he met. Louie is safe in God's arms now, may he rest in peace. Warmest condolences from my entire family.

Leah Cox

February 21, 2018


I am so sorry to learn of your Husband, Louis' passing. Alan and I wish to extend our sympathies.

Leah Cox

Lynda Bryan

February 21, 2018

When I looked at the obits today I instantly recognized his ever present smile. I knew Louie many years ago at Y12 back in the 70s. I loved hearing his stories and talking about his son Doug. He was a fine Christian man. Prayers to the family and be comforted in a long life well lived.

Debbye Braden

February 20, 2018

So sorry for your loss. I did not know Mr. Gasaway personally but I interacted a lot with Sharon at work at Y-12. Prayers for Sharon and the Gasaway family.

Lahoma Harvey

February 20, 2018

Hi Mrs.Jean am so sorry for your loss. Both of you were such an inspiration to me and Rick. I will share the obituary with Rick. Still miss you all sitting in church together. Take care, God Bless, prayers and thought go your way.

Lahoma and Rick Harvey from Ball Road Baptist

Ruby Young

February 20, 2018

We are so sorry for your loss. I loved Louie like my brother. He was a Good Christian man. A Great Friend. Love you Jean

Pamela Slover

February 20, 2018

He was a great Christian man. Doug and Jean, I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.

Kathy St Clair

February 20, 2018

So sorry to hear of Uncle Louis' passing. I wish I could have known that side of the family better. Hugs and Prayers from Paul's daughter Kathy...