John Howard Gaines, 61, of Bonlee died Friday, July 30, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family and friends.
Mr. Gaines was born on November 2, 1959, in Chatham County, and was the son of Howard J. "Buck" and Carlile Fields Gaines.
He was employed as a Truck Driver with N. G. Purvis. John was a member of Bonlee Baptist Church. He enjoyed playing golf, poker and riding his motorcycle. John loved all kinds of music, singing, playing his guitar and meeting his friends for coffee. He was a prankster.
John was preceded in death by his mother.
He is survived by his wife of 24 years: Cindy Craven Gaines; son: Justin H. Gaines of Bonlee, father; Howard J. "Buck" Gaines of Bonlee; sister, Lisa Gaines and husband, Barry of Goldston.
The family will receive friends Saturday, August 14, 2021 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at Bonlee Baptist Church, 25 Al Davis Road. A celebration of life will follow at 11:00 AM, with Ritchie Nall, Rev. Frank Taylor and Rev. Bob Lovette officiating. Inurnment will follow at Hope Cemetery, Bonlee.
Memorials may be made to UNC Hospice, PO Box 1077, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Gaines Family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.