Charles Thomas Gainey, 63 of Chipley passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 at his residence. Tom was born Oct. 18, 1949 in Washington County to Tillman Warren Gainey and Dorothy Joe Sansing. He worked as an Air traffic controller for the United States Army. During his military service Tom was awarded the Army service ribbon, national defense service medal with one bronze service star, overseas service ribbon, Army achievement medal, Army commendation medal, Army retired lapel button, Army good conduct medal, and the expert badge (rifle).
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He was preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters, Linda Herring and Gail Gainey.
He is survived by two sons, Johnny Gainey (Andrea) of Chipley, and Shawn Gainey (Lessa) also of Chipley; sister, Elizabeth "Libby" Jean Haverly of Cleburne, Texas, and four grandchildren, Warren, Brayden, Lane, and Cheyenne Gainey all of Chipley.
A memorial service with military honors was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 at Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Owen officiating. Obert Funeral Home of Chipley in charge of arrangements.
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Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on Dec. 5, 2012