SHELBYVILLE - Gaines, Melvin Eugene Sr., 66, died Friday, July 4, 2014 at his home following a long illness.
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A native of Lawrenceburg, KY, he was the son of the late Ralph and Hattie Bray Gaines. He was a Vietnam veteran of the U.S. Army. He was retired from General Electric Company as a material handler. In his leisure time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding motorcycles.
In addition to his parents, one son, Robert Alan Gaines and two sisters, Verlie Ann Baker and Pauline Vest, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Carolyn Jones Gaines of Shelbyville; one daughter, Tammy Sue (Brent) Elrod of Palmyra, IN; three sons, David Wayne Gaines and Melvin E. Gaines, Jr., both of Shelbyville and Kevin T. (Pam Fisher) Gaines of Palmyra; one sister, Gladys Bussey of Louisville; one brother, Charles Brent Gaines of Shelbyville; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 7, 2014 at Webb Funeral Home with visitation noon to 9 p.m. on Sunday and after 9 a.m. on Monday. MiKayla Ruth Gaines and Jordan Gaines will officiate, and burial will follow with military honors at Grove Hill Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Webb Funeral Home.
Flowers are welcome, and expressions of sympathy may be made to the Humane Society or Hosparus of Louisville.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.webbfuneralhome.com.
Webb Funeral Home
1144 Main Street Shelbyville, KY 40065
Published in The Courier-Journal on July 6, 2014