Conway – John Thomas Gaston, 71, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.  He was born September 17, 1946 in Rock Hill, SC, a son of the late Samuel Porter and Gertrude Williams Gaston.

He was also predeceased by two brothers, Samuel Gaston and Frank Gaston.

John was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.  He was a avid outdoorsmen who enjoyed riding motorcycles, bottle hunting and frying turkeys for his friends.  He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren and especially eating breakfast with his siblings.  His hobbies were stain glass, photography, model airplanes and computers.  He was a member of Eastside Baptist Church of Rock Hill, SC where he enjoyed serving his Lord.  He is survived by his wife, of forty-seven years, Martha S. Gaston; one daughter, Tammy Gaston Lajoie (Michael) of Murrells Inlet; one son, John T. Gaston II (Jamie) of Conway; four siblings, David Gaston (Carrie) of Fort Lawn, Bill Gaston of Rock Hill, Mary Martin of Gastonia, NC and Betty Loveless of Harrison, TN; one sister-in-law, Patricia Gaston of Rock Hill; three grandchildren, Hannah Stephens, Emily Gaston and John Thomas Gaston, III.

A memorial service will be held 3 PM, Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel in Rock Hill with Rev. Mark Bishop officiating.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to Amedisys Foundation Hospice, 391 Seaboard Street, Suite 6, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 or a church or charity of one’s choice.

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