David Gaines

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David Andrew Gaines was born on July 7, 1958, to Chauncey Wills and Brunetta Gaines in Columbus, Ohio.

David was a graduate of Mifflin High School. Upon graduation, David enjoyed a diverse career in quality control for Mercedes Benz, construction, and, most recently, a devoted caregiver to family and friends.

David had a zeal for life and never met a stranger. If he could help anyone in any way, David would. Family was important to him as he enjoyed spending time with his loved ones.

David was taken from this life on January 6, 2021. He is preceded in death by parents, Chauncey Wills and Brunetta Gaines; sons, Corey and Geoffrey Neil; granddaughter, Jailynn Gaines, and three brothers; John, Steven, and Kenneth Gaines.

David leaves to cherish his memory daughters, Danielle and Kyra Gaines; eight grandchildren; Dezeray and Jacora Watkins, Akima Neil, Sanaya Taylor, Aundree, Nova, Jade and Emma Williams, and Angel Gaines, sisters; Joann Easley, Patricia Madison, Brunetta Thurman, Brenda Garcia, and Theresa James, aunts; Joyce (Leon) Newman and Jerry (Mervin) Winston; special friend, Debbie, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

David will be missed by all whose lives he touched.

Visitation 6-8:00pm Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Lanny Jones and Family

    To. The Entire family of one so loved, may the God of heaven and earth wrap loving arms around each and everyone and mend the broken hearted.

  2. My heart goes out for David’s family and friends. Dave was a kind-hearted man and will be greatly missed.

  3. The Jones Family

    To each and everyone will truly miss David, his laughter and words bought joy to many. Remain strong and take comfort in the shadows of the most High, God neither slumber nor sleeps and see the tears and pain. God will comfort.

  4. My sincere condolences to the Gaines family, may God keep you lifted in his arms during this time of sorrow and prayer be your comfort.

  5. My prayers go to the family. I went to school with David and we played little league football together. David was a good friend with a great personality. May God touch the family and give them strength. Caloway R.

  6. My sincere condolences to the Family of David A Gaines.
    May you be comforted and blessed with many happy memories.

    It was a pleasure to work with the children in Allen Christian Endeavor at st.Paul AME Church.

  7. My father and I were dear friends with Dave for years. He was kind loving, selfless good hearted man. Me and my dad do and will miss him dearly..

  8. MOTHER ROSA RODGERS

    TO THE GAINES FAMILY:SORRY TO HEAR THAT DAVID HAS BEEN TAKEN AWAY SO SOON.HE WAS LIKE MY SON.AND WORE A WINNING SMILE EVERYDAY..THERE IS NOTHING THAT HE WOULD NOT DO TO HELP YOU. IMISS DAVID LAUGHTER AND HIS EXPERTISE ABOUT YARD WORK.HE TOOK PRIDE IN WHAT EVER TASK HE WOULD TAKE ON.MY FAMILY LOVED DAVID AS THOU HE WAS OUR BIOLOGICAL FAMILY MEMBER.THIS NEIGHBORHOOD WILL NEVER BE THE SAME WITHOUT DAVID. REST IN HEAVENLY PEACE.HOPE TO SEE YOU AGAIN IN GLORY LAND.FAREWELL MY FRIEND.

  9. All I can say is I’m so sorry for your loss my condolences to all the Gaines Family. Right now it’s so hard to even write this letter, but I had to show my respect to the family and to honor my main man Dave.

    Keith Arlo Haynes

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