Joseph Carson Gainey

October 16, 1956 - October 13, 2021
Joseph Carson Gainey

Joseph Carson Gainey, age 64 of Wilmington, NC, passed away Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Joseph was born in Jacksonville, NC on October 16, 1956. He was preceded in death by his father, George Louis Gainey; mother, Loretta Mae Gurganus Gainey; and grandson Cameron Tyler Carroll.

Joseph is survived by his devoted wife of 34 years, Rae Driscoll Shirer Gainey; daughters Heather Marie Carroll, Maria DeAnn Williams (Chad), and Jamie Nicole Gainey; grandchildren Morgan Bailey Carroll, John Dakota Patrick, Madison Brooke, Carson Brian Masters, Colin Joseph Stone, and Caleb Williams; Great-grandchildren Malayah Marie Davis and Elijah Stanley Lane; brothers Mitchell “Mickey” Gainey (Lynda) and Marshall Gainey.

A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held on October 30, 2021, 2pm at the family home.

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  • October 11, 2022
    Chris says:
    Joe was the closest I had to having a father. Thanks for always being there when I needed you... Mentor, father, friend. Love u man...

  • October 19, 2021
    Rick Murnock says:
    I’m so sorry to hear this. Joe was a great guy - awesome plumber— long time customer or him as he was to us - prayers for his family.

  • November 07, 2021
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    Lit since November 7, 2021 at 11:59:10 PM

  • October 31, 2021
    SHARON HALES SMITH says:
    Growing up with the Gainey family as our next door neighbors was the best of times! Each of the Gainey brothers were kind, loyal, and funny! Every time I ride down Page Avenue, I think of all the times we played in the woods that surrounded us. The street is all college-students now but it was once a beautiful place to grow up and live on Rest in peace my good friend. May our Lord comfort Rae, Mickey, and Marshall, and all of the Gainey Family!.

  • October 26, 2021
    Jeff and Jeanette Baltezegar says:
    With sincerest sympathy we offer our condolence to the family...may God continue to provide his peace that passes all understanding during this difficult time.