Karl Gast

Karl "Smokey" Gast

Wednesday, October 7th, 1925 - Friday, February 8th, 2019
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Karl Julius "Smokey" Gast died Friday, February 8, 2019 in Farwell, Texas at the age of 93 years, 4 months and 1 day. He was born October 7, 1925 in Coral Township, Illinois to Karl Herbert and Hedwig (Bolte) Gast. He married Dorothy Mae Schooling in Clovis, New Mexico in 1948. After Dorothy passed away, Karl married Clara Gonser.

Karl served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was an automobile mechanic for many years. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy; his second wife, Clara; his son Pecos Gast; his parents; two brothers; two sisters; and his very dear friend Gereta.

Karl is survived by his daughter, Jackie Walker and her husband, Holly Fly of Wildorado, Texas; his daughter-in-law; Janis Gast of Farwell, Texas; four grandchildren, Jana Vogler and her husband, Dwayne of Wildorado, Texas, Jodi Walker of The Woodlands, Texas, Kacey Archer and her husband, Isiah of Lubbock, Texas and Tyrel Gast and his wife, Shannon of Lubbock, Texas; three great-grandchildren, Jared Vogler of Lubbock, Texas, D.J. Vogler of Amarillo, Texas and Jaxon Young of Lubbock, Texas; one great-great-granddaughter, Paisley Vogler; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thanks to Maria Guerrero, the angel caregiver God sent us; Bluebonnet Home Health and Hospice Team; Mary Lee and Robert Mitzelfelt; and the loving community of Farwell that allowed us to keep Smokey at home till the end. Memorials may be sent to St. John Lutheran Church, Braille Work Center, 725 CR DD, Farwell, Texas, 79325; Farwell Volunteer Fire Department, 306 1st Street, Farwell, Texas, 79325; or Farwell ISD Scholarship Fund, PO Box F, Farwell, Texas, 79325.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, February 8th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:30pm
    Friday, February 8th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:30pm
    Ellis Funeral Home
    104 E. Ave F
    MULESHOE, TX 79347
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  • Service

    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 2:00pm
    St. John Lutheran Church
    Address Not Available
    David Symm
  • Interment

    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 3:00pm
    Sunset Terrace Cemetery
    Hwy 60
    FARWELL, TX 79325
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Posted at 10:00am
May the God of all comfort be with you at this difficult time
2 Cor 1:3,4

Edith Ann Walling~Bradley

Posted at 02:34pm
Precious memories of your family. I loved hearing my daddy and Smokey talking and telling old stories about Farwell back in the old days. Smokey was always lending a helping hand to anyone who was in need. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. He lived a wonderful life and he was such a good man. Hugs, Edith Ann and family

S. Ellis

Posted at 10:37am
May you have joy in the memories of your loved one. The Bible gives real hope
of being reunited again with your loved one. (John 5:28, 29) It promises that
your loved one will soon come back to life in the resurrection to a beautiful,
peaceful paradise on the earth. (Acts 24:15)


S. Ellis

Marie Davis

Posted at 09:27pm
My heartfelt prayers and condolences to you during your time of sorrow. Smokey was a great man and I know you will miss him. may God bless you with peace and comfort. Love you all.

Terry and Nedda Travis

Posted at 08:23pm
In our hearts and memory forever. Our parents will all be together again. Wishing you love and peace.
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