Mr. Gaines was a veteran of the United States Navy, a member of the Masonic Lodge in St. Mary, a 32nd degree Shriner in St. Louis, member of the American Legion Post #0133 in Perryville, of the Baptist faith, and a resident of Perryville.
Besides his mother, Helen Gaines of Dexter, survivors include two daughters, Kelli Gaines and Ashleigh Briscoe, both of Dexter; two grandchildren; also by a loving companion, Dolly Lowes of Perryville.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. Masonic rites will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday evening.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 24, 2005, with Dr. John Carney officiating in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter.
Interment will follow in the Hagy Cemetery at Dexter.