Clayton Omar "Corky" Gaines, 74, of Thayer, Mo., was born June 29, 1934, in Limon, Colo., and died April 5, 2009, at the Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer, Mo.
He is survived by: his wife, Roberta (Hightower) Gaines of the home; one son, David Gaines of the home; one "daughter," Rebecca Shaffer and husband Carl, of Meeker, Okla.; two "granddaughters," Cynthia and Ladonna Shaffer of Meeker, Okla.; three sisters, Martha East of Pahrump, Nev., Lois Adkins and husband Clifford of Riverton, Iowa and Myrtle Sorrell and husband, Thomas of Guthrie, Okla.; three brothers, Herbert Gaines and wife, Eva Belle of Mammoth Spring, Ark., Ray Gaines of Provo, Utah and Victor Gaines and wife, Julia of Scranton, Kan.; special brothers-in-law, Paul Sorrell of Verona, Mo., and Sam Sorrell of Bartlett, Kan., Leon Sorrell of Pea Ridge, Ark.; several nieces and nephews; and numerous other friends and relatives.
He was preceded in death by: his first wife Eva Lou (Sorrell) Gaines; his parents, Herbert Otto and Anna Marie (Stroup) Gaines; one daughter, Ruth Ann Gaines; a special niece, Anna Mae Sorrell; special father-in-law, Audie Sorrell; special brothers-in-law, Junior Sorrell and Benny Sorrell; two sisters, Leota DuBois and Mae Dailey; and three brothers, Charles Gaines, Kenneth Gaines and Gordon Gaines.
Funeral services were held April 8 at the Clary Funeral Home in Thayer, Mo., with Bro. Curtis Williams and Bro. Carl Shaffer officiating. Interment followed in the Myrtle Church of God Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of the Clary Funeral Home of Thayer.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be left at the funeral home.