Gary Stephen Raines went to be with the Lord on Sept. 29, 2021. He was 67. He was born on Nov. 29, 1953.
He is survived by his wife, Glenda; two sons, Gary and Steven, and a daughter, Gale Raines; a son-in-law Michael and daugher-in-law Steffanie. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Kyle, Harland and Fred Raines; four sisters, Susan Smith, Lelia Johnson, Connie Coatney and Floyce Diane Smith, along with many other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father Warren, mother Floyce; and three brothers, Richard, John and Shawn Raines; and two grandchildren.
He was the greatest, loving husband, father and friend. He had the kindest, loving heart anyone could ever ask for. With a love for life and a love for God, he will be greatly missed, always in our hearts and never forgotten. He took comfort in trusting and believing. John 5:24 mentions we pass from death into life. II Corinthians 5:8, I would rather be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord. He’s now singing with the angels before the throne. Rest in Peace.
Arrangements are being handled by Trinity Alps Funeral Home, Weaverville.