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John T. Gaines

August 20, 1935 — January 23, 2024

Goldston

John T. Gaines, Sr., born August 20, 1935; went to his heavenly home January 23, 2024. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Corbett Gaines and Clara Phillips Gaines; his brother, Shellie Gaines; his sister, Delores G. Register; and his beloved basset hounds, Elsie and Jack. He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Annie Kay Gaines; daughters, Cecelia Kidd (Dale) and Gail Kendrick (Randy); sons, Tom Gaines (Jeannie) and Justin S. Gaines (Natalie); brothers, Max Gaines and Phil Gaines Sr. and wife, JoAnn. He loved and was loved by 13 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren (soon to be 12) and numerous nieces and nephews.

He served our country in the U.S. Army as a Military Police and was proud to be a Veteran. After retiring from a banking career of 30+ years, he worked for United Fire and Safety in Goldston and Construction Equipment Parts. Johnny was active in Goldston Baptist Church having served as Men’s Sunday School teacher and Finance Director for many years. He was a member of the Goldston Lions Club and Goldston Fire Department.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a charitable donation to Chatham Animal Rescue & Education, PO Box 610, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, January 28, 2024, from 1:00 – 2:00 PM at Goldston Baptist Church. The funeral service will follow at 2:00 PM, with Pastor Bruce MacInnes officiating. Burial will follow in the Goldston Cemetery with Military Honors by the Randolph Honor Guard.
 
The family wishes to express their grateful appreciation for all the thoughts and prayers on our behalf during this difficult journey. Please continue to pray for all the family.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is serving the Gaines family.

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Sunday, January 28, 2024

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Sunday, January 28, 2024

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Sunday, January 28, 2024

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Goldston Cemetery

, Goldston, NC 27252

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