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 18, 2021
    Terri Rourk Parham says:
    My sincere condolences on Joe’s passing. I knew all the “Gainey Boys” growing up on Page Ave.

  • October 18, 2021
    Michele Paleos (aka Joy) says:
    I only got a chance to meet Joe couple of times and he always had a nice smile. Sending my condolence to Rae and her entire family.

  • October 18, 2021
    Leigh T. Hardy says:
    So very sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. He was so caring & kind with wonderful smile! Every time I saw Joe w/ Joel he always was very happy as he talked about his family ❤️ Thinking of all of you!

  • October 17, 2021
    Buddy and Becky Creech says:
    Hard to believe you are gone……you will surely be missed by so many. Prayers for your family. Until we meet again. Godspeed.

  • October 17, 2021
    Nicole Elliott says:
    Rest in peace Joe we will remember you always. You were an amazing pool player A loving family man and an all-around good hearted person and will be missed dearly.