Jesse Newton Gainous, 90, of Greenbrier, passed away on Saturday July 3, 2021, at St. Thomas Midtown. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday July 8th at 10:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Ralph Carter and Reverend Brent Crabtree officiating. Interment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Michael “Mikey” Sanders, Troy Reid, Tyler Reid, Billy White, Eddie Cope, and Calvin Cothron serving as pallbearers. Chester Birdwell will serve as an honorary pallbearer. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mr. Gainous was born September 11, 1930, in Adairville, Kentucky to the late Tolley Newton and Jessie Geneva Hardaway Gainous. He was a retired fleet manager with Coca Cola in Nashville. Mr. Gainous was a founding member of Ridgetop First Baptist Church, where he sung in the choir, taught Sunday School, and served as a deacon. He was also a member of the Springfield Gideons. Mr. Gainous loved quail hunting, riding his tractor, and raising Black Angus beef cattle. He had a great love of music and enjoyed playing his guitar, dulcimer, mandolin, and writing and singing songs. He lived his life being kind to all his fellow man. He had a saying, that he wrote in his Bible so that he could remind himself of it each day that said: “Kindness is the oil that takes the friction out of life”.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers: Fred and Joe Gainous. Mr. Gainous is survived by his wife of 71 years: Sylvia Draughon Gainous of Greenbrier, by his son and daughter-in-law: James and Regina Gainous of Greenbrier, by his daughter and son-in-law: Julia Arlene and Kenneth Warren of Ridgetop, by his sisters: Margaret Sowell of Auburn, KY, and Mamie Hester of Springfield, by his grandchildren: Christy Baldwin, Jamie Reid, Shea Sanders, and Michael “Mikey” Sanders, by his 5 great grandchildren, and by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International.
Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
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