Robert M. “Bobby” Gaines, 83, passed away Monday, October 19, 2020 in Craig, CO.
He was born in Fitzgerald, GA and moved to Yulee, FL 60 years ago. He was retired from the U. S. Postal Service and was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force.
Mr. Gaines was a longtime member of Yulee Baptist Church where he served in many positions, including: Church Trustee Officer, Deacon, Benevolence Chairman and Sunday School Teacher (Cornerstone Men’s Class) to name a few. He was also a missionary to Honduras, Haiti and other locations.
Mr. Gaines dearly loved his grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them. He loved his church life and his Christian Brothers and Sisters. He was an avid reader and enjoyed fishing.
He was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Glenda Faye Gaines; his parents, Clifford and Irene Gaines and a brother, Eugene Gaines.
Survivors include his son, Cliff Gaines of Fernandina Beach, FL; his daughter and son in law,
Barbara and Kelly Hill of Craig, CO; a brother and sister in-law, Nelson and Brenda Gaines of Rochelle, GA; a sister, Vivian Conner of St Augustine, FL; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Willshire, Melissa Barber, Angela Hill, Tiffany Hill, Hill Gaines, Clay Gaines and Reed Gaines; and two great grandchildren, Billy and Kassidy Willshire.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 27, at Yulee Baptist church, 85971 N. Harts Rd., Yulee, FL 32097 with Pastor Doug Sides officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service Tuesday at the church. Interment will follow in Green Pine Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Yulee Baptist Church.
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