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William Bryan Gainer

Posted: Monday, Jul 1st, 2013

William Bryan Gainer of Portland, TN passed away Thursday, June 27, 2013. He was born in WV in 1941 to the late Sherwood H. and Freda L. (Wright) Gainer.

He is survived by his wife Sherry; son Rodney B. Gainer (Dana) of Murrells Inlet, SC; his first wife Betty Gainer of Surfside Beach, SC; stepdaughters, Lisa Hill of Columbus, OH and Lea Millet (Jared), of Birmingham, AL; two brothers, Robert Gainer of Tunnelton, WV and Roger Gainer (Sandra) of Grafton, WV; one sister, Sue Gatian of Florida; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Donna Gainer, Thornton, WV; many nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Barbara Poling and one brother, David Gainer.

Bill was a US Army veteran and was a construction superintendent, working for Mellon Stuart Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA, and Gilbane Building Company, Laurel, MD.

He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose; was a Kentucky Colonel; and was an alumni of The College of Hard Knocks, Alderson Broaddus College, Philippi, WV. He was an avid woodworker and was well known for his bowed psalteries.

The family will receive friends at the Donald G. Ford Funeral Home in Grafton, WV on Monday, July 1st 2013 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral hour on Tuesday.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor James E. Martin officiating.

At Mr. Gainerís request he will then be cremated.

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