• Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home
    Grand Prairie, TX
In partnership with the Dignity Memorial® network
John Franklin Gainer 1935 - 2013
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013
I looked at all the pictures of John's life and am happy that I knew John Gainer. He was an awesome Masonic Brother and fellow Provost Guard member. That's how I knew John. He was a shooter and was at all the pistol matches since I had started the Shrine in about '06. He was a friend and mentor. He was always there to help when we were on the range. When one of my pistols fell apart John said come over and I'll get it back together for you. We worked on that blasted pistol and had a couple of Blue Moon beers and finally he grumbled disgust and said it was impossible to fix and to take it to his friend who was a gunsmith who eventually fixed it in time for our next match. When I was at his house that day he offered to help me fix my Honda mower and when we compared notes it turned out that I had actually bought that mower from his shop in Irving some twenty years ago. What a small world.

John, you will be missed by many. I will see you on the other side and hopefully they have pistol matches in Heaven. God Bless You John.

Sam "Doc" Laffel
Monday, April 22, 2013
Peggy & Family----We consider it a Blessing to have had the opportunity to know and share time with John for the few years we shared with him. He will be missed by his Good Sam Family and our Prayers are with you and your family. We love you. Don & Helen Woodard
Monday, April 22, 2013
We will miss you Uncle John. I have many happy memories of times spent with you. Our deepest sympathy for the rest of the family at their time of grief.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Peggy...thinking of you and saying prayers for you and your family.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Dear Peggy and family,
John will be missed by all who knew him, including those of us at Redeemer who appreciated his kind, gracious, sincere way of welcoming us to the 8:00 worship service. Peggy, I will always remember how lovingly you two walked up the aisle each year for the blessing of your wedding anniversary. You and John are an inspiration to all of us. God be with you in this time of sadness and reflection. We are here for you. Your 8 o'clock Redeemer sister,
Jackie Maki
Monday, April 22, 2013
Sorry for your loss. May God's loving words found at Ps. 72:12-13. Comfort your Family in this difficult time.
With Deep Sympathy
Sunday, April 21, 2013
John and Peggy both exuded such gracious, genuine kindness as they welcomed worshippers to the 8:00 AM services at Redeemer. Reading about John's full life of family, community, country, travel, hard work, and helping others gives all of us a model to emulate. Peggy, God be with you during your sadness and loss of your soulmate. I fondly remember how lovingly you both would walk up the aisle together for your anniversary blessing each year. May the Holy Spirit comfort you and all of John's family now and in the days to come. Your 8 o' clock Redeemer sister,
Jackie Maki
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Mr. Gainer was our beloved neighbor, who Peggy and John took in our three kids, Michael, Maggie and Mariana as their own grandkids. We will never forget the love you have shown all of us! You will be greatly missed! Peggy, are deepest sympathy for your loss....we love you and are here for you! The Ring Family
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Peggy, Dan and I are in Arizona visiting my sister. We will be with you in thought for the services. We are go glad John is finally free of pain, although we will all miss him.
Judy and Dan Rawson
Saturday, April 20, 2013
John was a great guy who gave freely of his time and talents. All who knew him will miss him.
Friday, April 19, 2013
John was our friend and neighbor in Coppell for 29 years. He was an expert in repairing lawn equipment and was always available to lend a hand and share his wonderful life stories. Our condolences to Peggy, family, and friends. We will miss him very much.
Gary and Marsha Lindsey
Friday, April 19, 2013
John was a great friend and mentor and will be dearly missed. We have lost a good and fine man, whom we admired greatly. Our sincere condolences to all of John's family. Penny & Pat
Friday, April 19, 2013
Peggy, we are so sorry that we won't be able to get back for the service. You and the family are in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers. May the love and concern of your family and friends comfort you in this time of sorrow.

Cecil and Marjorie Lawrence
Friday, April 19, 2013
My condolences on the loss of John. He is a very special man and made me feel welcomed at the Shrine and Provist Guard. He will be deeply missed.
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