Thomas Gainer

Thomas B. Gainer, 83, went home to be with the Lord on March 13, 2014.

Born in Belington, Tom served in the U.S. Army, then came to Akron and was employed in the tire industry his entire career. He was a member of Fairhaven Baptist Church and enjoyed traveling, camping, gardening and woodworking. Tom was a loving family man and will be missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hayward and Elsie; brother, Johnnie; and sister, Elma Lea Price.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Faye; sister, Evanelle Papp; sons, Brad (Karen) and Dean (Lynda); daughter, Teresa (Daryl) Parma; grandson, Damian (Danielle); granddaughters, Krystal Gainer, Shannon and Mallory Parma; and great-grandchildren, Darius and Marissa Gainer.

Graveside services and burial will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at Valley Bend Cemetery in Belington.

Services are by Hopkins Lawver, Akron, Ohio; 330-733-6271. www.hopkinslawver.com.