Fred “JR” Wesley Gaston, Jr., age 74, a resident of Chillicothe, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2020, at his residence.

JR was born the son of Fred and Amanda May (Sprouse) Gaston on July 15, 1945, in Chillicothe, Missouri. He attended Sampsel School through 8th grade, and then attended Chillicothe High School. JR worked as a farmer. He was a member of the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Chillicothe, Missouri. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survivors include one son, Kevin Gaston and wife Mandy of Chillicothe, Missouri; three daughters, Janet Cramer and husband John of Ludlow, Missouri, Vicki Vadnais and husband Chad of Chillicothe, Missouri, and Janelle Crockett and husband Shaun of Chillicothe, Missouri; fifteen grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; two brothers, Dell Gaston of Chillicothe, Missouri, and Jerry Dale Gaston and wife Nellie Jo of Chillicothe, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Mary Zullig.

Funeral services will be held at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Friday, January 17, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. A scheduled visitation will be held at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Thursday, January 16, 2020, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friends may call at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Thursday, January 16, 2020, from 12 noon until 8:00 p.m. Private family inurnment will be held at a later date at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Chillicothe, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church and/or Ronald McDonald House and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601. Online condolences may be made at www.lindleyfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri.