David L. Gaston
David L. Gaston, 77, of Lakewood, IL passed away at 10:25 a.m. on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital in Shelbyville, IL.
David was born on May 14, 1942, in Lakewood, the son of Charles and Velma (Carey) Gaston. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served from 1961-1970. David and Mary Sutton were united in holy matrimony on June 15, 1963 in Grafton, IL and were blessed with 56 years of marriage. David retired from Caterpillar, Inc. where he worked as a welder for 20 years. He enjoyed flying model airplanes, water skiing, and spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his lovely wife, Mary Gaston of Lakewood; three daughters: Michele (Michael) Whitlatch, Kimberly (Lyndell) Brewer and Nadine Schnell, all of Lakewood; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three sisters: Patricia Bird of Cowden, Bonnie Munson of Pana and Peggy (Bob) Hakenjos of Michigan; brother, Darrell (Karen) Gaston of Shelbyville and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents, two great-grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters.
Private family services will be held, and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Family and friends are invited to light a candle or share a story in David's honor at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com.
Published on March 23, 2020


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Lori Farris
Mar 24, 2020
Love and miss everyone sorry to hear this bad news till aunt Mary I love her
John whitlatch
Mar 24, 2020
He was a wonderful person he treated every single person he meet like family and he had a nice family to they treated me like one of the family they was wonderful people he will be sadly missed may God be with them now through their mourning will they Re in time of their loss God be with now and forever he always had time to have Conversation with me every time he seen me he Wil be sadly missed God bless
Brenda Elder
Mar 24, 2020
I am sending prayers for the Gaston family. I remember David while working at the doctor's office in Shelbyville. He was always such a nice man and I enjoyed our conversations.
Tony Jones
Mar 24, 2020
First off i want to send prayers and best wishes to all my family. Now i want to say uncle David was a great uncle and will be missed dearly. The joys of having a big family,which we absolutely do,you have so many people to love and get so much love back. But the sad thing is you have so many goodbyes. We all love you and miss you.