Victor Landrey Gaskins

Victor Landrey Gaskins

Victor Landrey Gaskins, 66, of Rocky Mount, NC died on August 22, 2013, at Vidant Hospital in Greenville, NC. He was the son of the late David Gaskins and Barbara E. Tillett.

Landrey Joined the Army at nineteen, and was sent to Vietnam. He was a hero, and he received three purple hearts for his service. He re-enlisted and was sent to Korea. He stayed in the Army for four years, and he received an honorable discharge. He was a police dispatcher at the Pinetops Police Department for thirteen years.

Landrey was an avid fisherman, and most of his retirement was spent fishing. He enjoyed shad fishing at Rocky Mount. He also enjoyed camping and fishing at Belhaven, NC.

Landrey is survived by his wife, Mary Helen Eason Gaskins, of Rocky Mount, NC; his step-father, David Tillett, of Rocky Mount, NC; one daughter, Vicky Gaskins Hodges, and son-in-law George Hodges Jr.; two sisters, Dearlone Daniels and husband Georgie Daniels, of Wanchese, Sally Kay Daniels and husband Charlie Daniels of Tulsa, OK; three grandsons, Dylan, Drake, and Dayne Hodges, of Rocky Mount, NC; three nieces, Angie Sawyer of Wanchese, and husband Keith, Heather Sulkowski, of Florida, and husband Ryan, Rachael Rowland of Tulsa, OK, and husband Jason; one nephew, Shane Daniels of California, and wife Sheila.

A service to remember Landrey will be held at 3:00 pm, at Twiford Funeral Home, 500 Budleigh St, Manteo, NC, on Sunday, August 25, 2013.

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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  1. Betsy Holdford Hudgins

    Much love and sympathies to you. A fine man who is going to be missed by many but he is fishing in Heaven. Let’s think about him that way.

  2. B Hill

    Always enjoyed talking and visiting with your mom and dad. Your dad always appreciated my desserts that I shared with them. He will be missed by everyone. Remember all the good memories cause he loved his family.

  3. Diane Evans

    My thoughts and prayers are with you as you experience the loss of your husband, father, grandfather and brother. I am sure this is one of the toughest times in your life, but know that God is with you and will carry you through. May God give each of you the peace that only he can give.

  4. Faye Lewark Daniels

    My thoughts are with you and your family at this time; may your memories bring you comfort.

    “Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.” ~~ Eskimo Proverb

  5. Curtis Lovett

    Landry was a very dear friend. We did a lot of fishing in years past. Even got our picture in the paper. We had a lot of fun. He will be greatly missed. Rest in peace Landry. My condolences to Mary and his daughter Vicky and the rest of the family.

  6. Sharon Mann Ambrose

    Mary Helen, Vicki, and all of Landrey’s loved ones, please know I am very sorry for your loss.Please know that I am keeping you in my prayers and in my heart. I pray God will be with you through this difficult time and forever Keep your heart full of love and His Peace be in your heart always. God Bless Each and Everyone one. Sharon Ambrose

  7. T. C. and Lula Cherry

    At this time when words can’t tell you all that our hearts would say…
    Just know this message brings our love and sympathy.

  8. Janet and Lawrence Bradley

    Mary and Vickie, love, thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.

  9. Holly Meekins Williams

    To all of the family — I am so sorry to learn of yet another great loss this year. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

  10. Susan Dickens Clement

    Mary Helen, I am so sorry to learn of your husband’s passing. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers during this time.

  11. Frankie King

    Mary Helen, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God’s peace and strength be with you. Love from me and Mama, Letha King.

  12. Shirley Webb Daniel

    Hi Mary Ellen, I am so sorry for the loss of your husband; praying God will give you peace & please know that many people are thinking of you, even ones you haven’t seen since school. Love to you & your family.

  13. The Gray Family

    Mary,Vickie,David,Dearlone & Sally:
    We know your hearts are broken. We are so sad to hear of Landrey’s passing. May the Lord bless & sustain you during this difficult time. We love you all.
    Your Cousins,
    Gwen,Zane,Shirlene,Cathy & Aunt Fancheon

  14. Cammie Daniels

    Mary Helen and family,
    Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I can’t believe how great he looked at Barb’s funeral and now he is gone. But we know we will see him again!!! May The Lord give you strength , and he will!

  15. Marie Goff

    Mary, My heart and prayers are with you and your family. God is so great and I know you feel His strength now when you need Him so much. God Bless

  16. Thomasine Bass Cubine

    Mary Helen and all the family, I am so sad for your loss. Landry was too young and alive to leave us so soon. I am thinking about you and praying for you. I hope you will find comfort in your faith and friends and family.
    With deepest sympathy and love,

  17. Rev. Alvin R. Davis

    Our prayers are with your family at this time of sorrow. I am Ray’s Father. He thought a lot of Landrey and spoke of him often. May God Bless you with peace and comfort at this time. Rev. Alvin Davis and wife Jackie.


    I was so shocked to read about Landrey! You have my prayers & sympathy; May God be with you all & may you RIP Landrey!

  19. Patricia Laster

    Sally and family, so sorry to hear of Landrey’s passing. Keeping you all in our prayers. Love you, Patsy and Ken Laster

  20. Ray Davis

    Landrey was my best friend and fishing buddy. He will be greatly missed. Prayers for Mary, Vickie and family. Tight lines my friend. We Love you.

  21. Buster & Debbie Bratton

    We are so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you and your family. You are in our prayers.

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