GASTONIA - Henry Donald "Donnie" Crain, 61, went to his Heavenly Home on Oct. 11, 2012.
He was a native of Gaston County, born Feb. 6, 1951, to the late William Hicks and Mary Kate Dalton Crain.
Donnie retired from Continental Tire. He was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church. He enjoyed car shows and especially his grandchildren and his dog Hogan.
Donnie's family was all important to him. He was dearly loved and will always be missed by his family.
Survivors include his son, Mark Crain and wife Sabrina of Dallas; a daughter, Neely Ann Crain of Dallas; his loving grandchildren, Korey Haney, Sa-vannah Bailey, Sydney Crain and Cameron Crain; brother, Billy Crain of Gastonia; sisters, Cathy Herring and Carolyn Rogers, both of Dallas.
Celebration of life service will be 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at First Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. John Gibbs officiating.
The family will receive friends from 2 until 4 p.m.
Interment will be private.
Memorials may be to First Free Will Baptist Church, 2316 Union Road, Gastonia, NC 28054.
Honorary pallbearers will be his Sunday School Class.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.withersandwhisenantfuneral.com.
The family is being cared for by Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2916 Union Rd Gastonia, 704-864-5144.