SIKESTON -- Joseph Eugene "Gene" Gaines Jr., 64, died at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 18, 2011, east of Greenville.
Born Dec. 15, 1946, in Dexter, to the late Joseph Eugene and Dora Allen McDaniels Gaines, he was a route salesman for Ameri-Pride. A veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during the Vietnam War, he was of the Baptist belief.
On Sept. 27, 1969, at Sikeston, he married Wanda Faye Flippo who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: three sons and a daughter-in-law, Richard Gaines of Bernie and David Gaines and Randy and Farah Gaines of Sikeston; one daughter, Kristee Martin of Sikeston; three sisters, Maxine Dalton and Katie Aielo of Sikeston and Virginia Ogden of Jackson; and seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, one sister, two half brothers and one half sister.
Visitation is scheduled from 5 p.m. until time of services at 7:30 p.m. today at the Blanchard Funeral Chapel.