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Charles Merritt "Charlie" Gaines
Birth: Oct. 8, 1931
Chicago Heights
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Nov. 1, 2007
Lake County
Indiana, USA

Husband of Audrey nee Rowson Gaines.
Father of Cherry, Chuck, Yvonne (Evie), Jeff, John, Luke, Carolyn, & Becky.

I met Mr. Gaines when about 12 yr. old. I had a super crush on him!! Naturally, he didn't have any idea, or that I thought he looked like Kenny Rogers.

He was a friend of family, and 3 of uncle's worked for him under Gaines Electric.

He owned several apartment buildings in Crete, that one of my uncles lived in, and Mom rented at one time, also.

My Uncle Lloyd worked for Mr. Gaines, until he moved back to Tenn. Mr. Gaines visited Uncle Lloyd, in 1985- I was living in Fl. then, I made the trip to Tenn also. I was 32yr. old- I confessed to Mr. Gaines, how I had much a crush. We both got a get kick out of it.

He was a very nice man.

Although his obits states he died in IN- that is just the hospital - he lived in Crete, as far back as I can remember.

written by Trish Holaway


Obit publshed in Chicago Tribune

Charles M. Gaines, age 76, of Crete, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007, at Franciscan Physician Hospital in Munster, IN. Born Oct. 8, 1931, in Chicago Heights, IL. Husband of Audrey, nee Rowson, Gaines; father of Cherry (Larry) Simpson, Charles P. (Cindy) Gaines, Yvonne (Michael) Clark, Jeffrey (Gilda) Gaines, John F. (Susan) Gaines, Luke (Glenda) Gaines, Caroline Kelly (Victor) Perdue and Rebecca (Iliff) Khan; grandfather of 30; great-grandfather of 13; brother of Leah Rae (Richard) Blievernicht, Jacqueline Duncan and George Robert (Mary Ann) Gaines. Charles was a self employed electrician operating Gaines Electric, later known as Dixie Electric, for 52 years. Member of Crete A.M.V.E.T.S. Visitation Monday, 2 to 8 p.m., at Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main Street (Dixie Hwy.), in Crete. Funeral Services Tuesday, 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Crete, with one hour prior visitation at church. Interment Adams Cemetery in Crete. Donations to Trinity Lutheran Church or to Lutheran High School or Elementary School. 708-672-7600.

Family links: 
  Charles Adams Gaines (1908 - 1993)
  Bonnie Ova Merritt Gaines (1911 - 1977)
Adams Cemetery
Will County
Illinois, USA
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Originally Created by: Trish Holaway
Record added: Jul 16, 2008
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- Neil B (John 3:16)
 Added: Aug. 30, 2013
Grandpa Charlie was the coolest guy I knew. I miss you.Love, Ryan
- Ryan Martin
 Added: Jun. 29, 2013

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