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Paul Douglas Gaines

July 12, 1942 ~ February 27, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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Paul Gaines Obituary

Paul Douglas Gaines passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2024.  He was 81 years old. Paul was born and raised in Taylor County Kentucky on July 12, 1942.  He was raised on a dairy farm in the Meadowcreek area. 
Paul met his wife Wanda at Taylor County High School.  They graduated in 1960 and married on February 13, 1961.  They had 3 children, Janie, Doug, and Gary.  Paul attended Berea College where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture in 1968. Paul and Wanda moved to Horse Cave in 1969 where Paul worked for Kentucky Utilities for several years.  Paul then pursued a career in agricultural sales.  He worked for a number of companies including Van Dale, Badger, and Allis Chalmers.  He joined Farm Credit Leasing in Louisville where he worked until 2003.  Paul then worked for several years for the Caverna School System as a substitute teacher and bus driver.  Paul was a member of Horse Cave United Methodist Church.  He was active in Jaycees and played tennis for many years.  Paul enjoyed genealogy, fishing, gardening, loafing downtown Horse Cave, and storytelling. 
Paul is preceded in death by his parents Richard and Nancy Gaines, 3 brothers, Billy, Bobby, and Danny as well as his beloved wife, Wanda.
He is survived by his 3 children, Janie (Mark) Branstetter of Lynn Haven, FL, Doug (Laura) Gaines of Park City, Gary(Angie)Gaines of Myrtle Beach, SC.  6 grandchildren, Steven (Nicole) Branstetter, Stuart (Tara) Branstetter, Emily (Luke) Mathews, Ryan Gaines, Lauren, Gaines, Nicholas Gaines.  5 Great grandchildren: Rylan, Oaklyn, Ellie, Fritz, and Aubrey. Paul leaves 1 sister, Janie Fisher of Campbellsville.

A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 16, at 3:00 pm, at the Horse Cave Methodist Church.  A catered meal will follow in the fellowship hall.  All family and friends are welcome.



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Memorial Service
March 16, 2024

3:00 PM
Horse Cave Methodist Church
202 Edwards Ave.
Horse Cave, KY 42749


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