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 17, 2021
    Priscilla and Tim Page says:
    What a great friend. Always there if you needed him no matter what. He will be so very missed. Our hearts go out to Rae and the family that peace will comfort them during this time.

  • October 17, 2021
    George Harrell says:
    RIP Joe. Was a great man. Always took time out of his day to have a good conversation and loved to play pool and also help other people to get better at pool. He will be truly missed. Condolences go out to Mickey and the rest of the family.

  • October 16, 2021
    Robert Turner says:
    Godspeed Joe. Praying for comfort for your entire family during such a great loss. Mickey we are here if you need anything