Frank L. Gaines (1921 - 2012)

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Frank L. Gaines, Jr.

Frank L. Gaines Jr. better known as "Bruh," answered God's calling on Friday, October 5, 2012 at the age of 91. He was born September 25, 1921 in Tallahassee, FL to the late Frank L. Gaines Sr. and Johnnie Spencer Gaines.

Frank was the oldest member of Elizabeth Popular Spring P. B. Church, where he served in the choir and was a faithful member until his death. He was employed at Elberta Crate Factory and retired from Florida State University Maintenance Department.

Frank was preceded in death by his devoted wife, Fancena Hackley Gaines. He is survived by his loving children, James L. Gaines and Geneva Gaines Walker (Herman); step-daughter, Gloria Dean Brooks; two sisters, Elizabeth D. Richardson and Florida Lawrence; three brothers, Alfonzo, Johnny and Lloyd Edward Gaines; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren all of whom he loved dearly.

Family will receive friends Friday, October 12, 2012 from 6-7pm at Strong & Jones Funeral Home. Homegoing services will be 2 PM, Sat., October 13 at Old West Florida Enrichment Center (2344 Lake Bradford Road)with burial at the Spencer Family Cemetery in the Blocker's Community off of Bannerman Road.

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Published in Tallahassee Democrat on Oct. 11, 2012
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