Larry Wayne Gainey, 65 of Wilmington passed away February 12, 2010 at his residence.
Larry was born in McColl, South Carolina on September 19, 1944 to Arthur L. Gainey and Ada Viola Long Gainey who preceded him in death. In addition to his parents Larry was preceded in death by his sisters Bessie Gainey Williams and Myrtis Gainey Satterfield, brothers Bruce, Archie and Robert L. Gainey, and stepdaughter Angie Downs.
He is survived by his wife and love of his life Bessie L. Gainey, children Tim Gainey (Sarah), Bryan Gainey (Stacy) and Sonjia Paguio (Francis), stepchildren Tammy Cribb (Jimmy), Michelle Prevatte (Harold), grandchildren Tiffany, Jailyn, Hunter, Savannah, Emily and Colin, 10 stepchildren, several step greatgrandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews.
Larry served in the US Navy from 1962 to 1965 and grew up around Spofford Mill “Mill Hill”. He loved to tell stories about the “Mill Hill” here in Wilmington and the great friends he made there. He also spoke often of the great friends he made while working at the GE Plant, from which he retired. His life passion was fishing and golfing. There wasn’t a local fishing hole he couldn’t tell you all about and loved to share “local fishing secrets” with anyone who would listen! Those secrets and love of fishing shall live on through his sons.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Sunday, February 14, 2010 at Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service. Graveside service will be 11:00 AM Monday February 15, 2010 at Greenlawn Memorial Park with Reverend Delton Williams a life long friend officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Northside Baptist Church.
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Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099