Billy Ray Gainey, age 53, of Ponce de Leon, Fla., passed away Nov. 10, 2006, in Crestview, Fla.
He was born on Dec. 15, 1952, in DeFuniak Springs, Fla., to Lester and Elma Mc-Donald Gainey. Mr. Gainey was a lifelong resident of Holmes and Walton counties. He was Holiness by faith, and a member of the Macedonia Holiness Church in Ponce de Leon. He loved fishing and working in the yard. He was a very loving person, who enjoyed going to church, serving the Lord, visiting and calling friends and was noted for always saying " We have a Great God".
Mr. Gainey was predeceased by his father and mother.
Mr. Gainey is survived by his two daughters, Pam Carson of North Carolina, and Tobey Ann Gainey of California; two brothers, Charles Gainey of Tallahassee, Fla., and James Gainey of Blountstown; three sisters, Ila Mae of Panama City, Fla., Pearly Carroll of Greensboro, Fla., and Betty Ann Williams of DeFuniak Springs.
A time of visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home Chapel, 230 Park Ave., DeFuniak Springs.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home with the Revs. Billy Locke, Kenney Montgomery and Joel Glenn officiating. Floral arrangements are being accepted. Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery. Clary-Glenn Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.
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