Mr. Jeffrey (Jeff) Ronald Gaines of Aberdeen (Hoke County) went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, March 26, 2022, at the age of 47.
Jeff was born in Dayton Ohio on May 19, 1974, to the late Ernest Paul Gaines and Carol Pamela Fretwell Gaines. He was preceded in death by his nephew Brandon Paul Lewis. He was an avid NASCAR fan, enjoyed reading western, loved to cook, create new dishes, sent food home with his loved ones, and he expected his Tupperware back. He especially enjoyed spending time with his youngest son Christopher, and he never met a stranger, to know him is to love him.
He is survived by his wife Margie Aprea of Aberdeen, NC, His children Brianna Bailey and her wife Katelynn Bailey of Inverness, FL, Justin Aprea of Savannah, GA, Matthew Gaines of Inverness, FL, Christopher Gaines of Aberdeen, NC, his adopted mother Gayle Gaines of Crystal River, FL, two sisters Carla Gaines-Yow of Aberdeen, NC and Stephanie Gaines of Dunnellon, FL, three brothers, Kevin Spencer and his wife Wendy of Inverness, FL, Graeme Gaines of Inverness, FL and Randy Gaines and his wife Heather of Citrus Springs, FL, his nephews, Jason Mullins, Bryar Benson, Jared Gaines, his nieces Tylar Benson, Skylar Benson, Savanna Gaines, his great-nephews Elliot Benson and Jaxxton Hall.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 until 2:00 pm at Crumpler Funeral Home, 131 Harris Ave. Raeford, NC.
Funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, April 2, 2022, at Crumpler Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Roger Burns officiating,