James Abner Gaines was laid to rest in a natural home burial at sunset on April 15, 2020, beside his beloved wife, Elaine.
Husband to one. Father to nine. Grandfather to 28. Great-grandfather to five.
An incredibly gracious, kind, and appreciative man.
A fabulous communicator. An unrivaled craftsman. A witty jokester.
A lover of fine whiskey, meat, the outdoors, tools, cattle, and pigs.
A veteran of both World War II and the Korean War.
A Texan and a Virginian.
A wearer of bolo ties and blue jeans.
A happy soul. A man of intellect and ingenuity.
A figurehead of good will and kindheartedness.
His legacy will live on through the Gaines family and all who have known and loved him through the years.