Gaines, James Abner

James Abner Gaines was laid to rest in a natural home burial at sunset on April 15, 2020, beside his beloved wife, Elaine.

Jim Gaines:

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.

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