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Darren Wayne Gaskin, 54, Russell Springs

Darren Wayne Gaskin, of Russell Springs, passed away on Sunday morning, June 18, 2023, at Jean Waddle Care Center, in Somerset, with his family at his side. He was 54 years, 8 months, 30 days of age.

Born on September 19, 1968, in Lexington, he was a son of Beulah Zimmerman Gaskin and the late Donald Gaskin. Darren was a former dedicated and devoted Registered Nurse for Hospice of Lake Cumberland. Darren had professed his faith in Christ and was a member of Russell Springs First Baptist Church. Darren loved being active and enjoyed fishing and gardening. He loved his grandchildren deeply and expressed that love for them to everyone he met.

Darren is survived by his wife of 30 years, Kelly Alford Gaskin, of Russell Springs, whom he wed on March 22, 1993; two daughters, Rylie (and Cody) Kean and Rustie Gaskin, both of Russell Springs; and three grandchildren, Dylan McKenzee Potts, Scarlett Claire Kean, and William Wayne Kean. Darren is also survived by his mother, Beulah Gaskin of Jamestown; two brothers, Craig Gaskin of Louisville and Scott (and Renee) Gaskin of Somerset; and his mother-in-law, Regina Brzak of Russell Springs.

Funeral services are 12:00 P.M. on Friday, June 23, 2023, at Russell Springs First Baptist Church, with Brother Jeff Griffin and Brother Christian Naylor officiating. Darren will be laid to rest in McBeath Cemetery following the funeral service.

Visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00 P.M. on Thursday, June 22, 2023, and will continue from 9:00 A.M. until time of services on Friday June 23, 2023, at Russell Springs First Baptist Church.

Pallbearers are Cody Kean, Travis Polston, Cody Polston, Scott Gaskin, Craig Gaskin, and Scott Gaskin.

Honorary pallbearers are William Wayne Kean and Darry Flatt.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations of sympathy be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland, 100 Parkway Drive, Somerset, KY 42503.

Funeral arrangements for Mr. Darren Wayne Gaskin are under the direction and care of Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at


  1. Kathy Rexroat on June 19, 2023 at 4:27 pm

    I’ve known Darren and family for quite a while. I first met Darren when he was my Dad’s nurse when my Dad had a pacemaker inserted. Due to complications, Dad had an extended hospital stay. Darren was a top notch care giver and my family greatly appreciated all he did. Then a few years later, I was blessed to have Rylie in my 1st grade classroom. She was a joy and Darren and Kelly were supportive parents. Since then, we have remained friends and our respect for one another has grown with love. I will miss Darren, but I know without a doubt he is in heaven and I will join him someday.

  2. Carolyn Mofield on June 19, 2023 at 7:37 pm

    I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of a good friend and co-worker. Darren was a wonderful nurse, truly cared about his patients and was a pleasure to work with. He loved his family dearly.

  3. Diann on June 19, 2023 at 8:45 pm

    Darren was a great nurse and good friend! I am so sorry for this tremendous loss!

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