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Elmer Gerald Gaines

d. November 17, 2021

Elmer Gerald Gaines, age 76, of Rockwood, Tennessee passed away on Sunday, November 14, 2021, at his home.

Most everyone knew him as Gerald, but those closest knew him as Paw. He was a longtime resident of Spring City and a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy. He loved crappie fishing, hunting and had a unique ability to get people to smile with his keen sense of humor.

Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer Cecil Gaines, Jr. and Velma Mincy Gaines; sisters, Sandra Gaines Perry, Barbara Gaines Byrd, Shirley Gaines Godsey, Patricia Gaines Kast, and, Pamela Gaines Johnson; brothers, Harold Gaines, Bill Gaines, and Terry Gaines; and son, Duane Gaines.

Survivors include his son, Kris (Nicole) Gaines of Kingston, TN; daughter-in-law Carolyn Gaines of Oliver Springs; grandchildren Chasity Gaines, Jeremy Gaines and Micheal Gaines and Paw’s Buddy, Colten Gaines; great grandchildren Tyler Gaines, Jacob Sloan, Makyla McCarroll, Abel Gaines, Ayden Byrd, Heaven Gaines; brother, David Gaines of Niota, special nieces LaShawn Gaines-Peoples, Cindy Gaines Jacobsen both of Spring City and Debbie Godsey Henningfield of Mechanicsville, MD; several other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The family will receive friends, Saturday, November 27, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at the Evans Mortuary. Funeral services will follow at 12:00 noon from the Chapel of Evans Mortuary with Minister David Pryor officiating. Gerald’s remains will be laid to rest at the East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery (John Sevier) in Knoxville, Tennessee at a later date. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Disabled American Veterans at www.dav.org;jsessionid=00000000.app313a?df_id=18815&mfc_pref=T&18815.donation=form1&NONCE_TOKEN=E88A4F367434D3894872A3500692DA1E

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