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Rodney Harold Gaines, 46, of Sanford, NC, passed away in Moore County Regional Hospital on December 14, 2021 after a battle with COVID-19 and pneumonia. Rodney was born on April 8, 1975 to Harold Monroe Gaines and Donna Marie Stackpole.
Rodney was a devoted husband and father, a loving brother, and a friend you could always count on. He served God with a joyful heart and went out of his way to help anyone. He never met a stranger; always provided a smile and a joke; and was a strong role model to many youth through his service as a “Prop Dad” for Dancer’s Workshop and as a Sunday school teacher at Cool Springs Baptist Church.
Rodney was an avid Duke basketball fan, had a great love for Southport, NC, was proud to be a foster home for Doxie by Proxy dachshund rescue, and an active member of Cool Springs Baptist Church.
Rodney was predeceased by his father Harold. He is survived by his wife of 21 years Amanda; their children – Colby Thornton of Nashville, TN, Colin, Anna Liese, and Sophia Gaines of the home, and Mike Williams of Gastonia, NC; his mother Donna McNeill (John), step-mother Alyce Gaines, sisters - Amy Gaines (James) nephew (Braysen) and Abby Miles nephew (Landon) all of Sanford, and brother Jonathan McNeill (Ryan) niece Kensley nephew (Decklan) of Apex, NC, mother-in-law Glenda Jenkins (Jim), sister-in- law Melody Poole (Carl) nieces Adrienne and Caroline of Moore, SC, father to puppies Piper and Chuck Bass plus several loving aunts, uncles, and cousins. His passing leaves a huge hole in the hearts of his family and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm Tuesday, December 21 at Cool Springs Baptist Church with Pastor Matt Martin officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the Church Fellowship Hall.
Memorial contributions can be made to www.DoxieByProxy.org/donate or to the “Kent Bullard Memorial Scholarship” – Cool Springs Baptist Church at 1313 Cool Springs Road Sanford, NC 27330.
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
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