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Edward Allen Gaines

February 27, 1939 September 18, 2018
Edward Allen Gaines
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Edward Allen Gaines, 79, husband to Jody Smith Gaines, passed away September 18, 2018. He was born February 27, 1939 in Georgetown, Kentucky to the late Aubrey Marti and Pansy Smith Gaines. Allen was a member of The Journey Church in Franklin County, Kentucky. Allen, known as the innovator and founder of the sport of truck pulling, was also a Kentucky Motorsports Hall of Famer, and even though he won many awards and National Championships, the enjoyment and excitement of his fans is what he as a master performer and showman always strived for. He was truly a legend and wonderful person.

Along with his wife, Allen is survived by sons, Keith (Kola) Gaines of Nicholasville, Kentucky and Michael (Amanda) Harrod of Harrison Township, Michigan, these three have been with him for years and he considered like sons, Scott Dews, Kirby Riggs, and Rob Brooks, daughters, Trina Gaines Ruth of Lexington, Kentucky and Robin Abshear of Cynthiana, Kentucky, and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Allen is also survived by brother, Tommy (Fanny) Gaines of Stamping Ground, Kentucky, and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his partner of 38 years, Linda McDowell and the following sisters and brother, Sue Trent, Eva Covington, Rosie Trent, Elizabeth Shepard, and Winford Gaines.

Visitation will be 5:00pm-9:00pm, Friday, at Grace Christian Center. Service will be 1:00pm, Saturday, also at Grace Christian Center with Pastor Gary Brown officiating. Burial will be in Georgetown Cemetery with the following serving as pallbearers, Keith Gaines, Michael Harrod, Scott Dews, Kirby Riggs, Rob Brooks, and Dale Glass. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. John Barton, Dr. John Gohmann, Jimmy Dwyer, Joe Puckett, and Danny White. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Journey Church, 2842 Leestown Road, Frankfort, KY 40601 and/or Hospice of the Bluegrass, 1317 US 62E, Cynthiana, KY 41031. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tuckeryocumwilson.com


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Visitation

Friday

21

Sep

5:00 PM 9/21/2018 5:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 9/21/2018 9:00:00 PM
Grace Christian Center

1648 Lexington Road
Georgetown, Kentucky 40324

Grace Christian Center
1648 Lexington Road Georgetown 40324 Kentucky
United States

Service

Saturday

22

Sep

1:00 PM 9/22/2018 1:00:00 PM
Grace Christian Center

1648 Lexington Road
Georgetown, Kentucky 40324

Grace Christian Center
1648 Lexington Road Georgetown 40324 Kentucky
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Georgetown Cemetery Final Resting Place

710 S. Broadway
Georgetown, KY 40324

710 S. Broadway Georgetown 40324 KY
United States
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