March 15, 2023

Ricky Dean Gaston, Sr., 61, of Staunton, Ill., died Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. He was born July 20, 1961, in Council Grove, Kan., to Kenton and Hazel (Furman) Gaston. He married Dianna "DeeDee" Bond on June 4, 1984, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Livingston. They later divorced.

Ricky worked at Georgia Pacific in Mt. Olive and later as a truck driver. He enjoyed camping and riding his Harley Davidson. He collected Harley Davidson T-shirts from all over the U.S. One of his greatest joys was spending time with his three granddaughters.

Ricky is survived by a son, Ricky Gaston, Jr., of Michigan; daughter, Sarah (Kris Ishum)Gaston of Livingston; his parents, Kenton and Hazel Gaston of New Douglas; sisters, Janet Kaysing of Livingston, Julia Gaston of Benld; granddaughters, Emma, Harper, and Brooklyn Ishum of Livingston; and nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Blaine and Adellia Gaston and Tom and Gertrude Furman.

No public services are planned.

A celebration of life was held at the New Douglas Community Center in New Douglas on Saturday, March 11.

Memorials may be made to the family and can also be sent to the Lesicko Funeral Home at P.O. Box 7, Livingston IL 62058. Condolences may be left online at Lesicko Funeral Home in Livingston was in charge of arrangements.

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