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“I will never forget his kindness. May God give him eternal rest and the family the strength to bear the great pain. ”
1 of 20 | Posted by: Jackie Stelling - Charleston, SC

“Dear Tron and family,We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We pray you and your family find comfort in your memories of good times together. Your...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Karen Elsey - Friend

“To all who loved Billy, We are so sorry to hear of Billy's passing. He was a member of the "back-row" club in the Chi Rho Sunday School (at JWUMC...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Ken & Teresa Smith - Charelston, SC

“I first met Billy when we were on the Board of Trustees together at John Wesley. To say that his faith, knowledge, ability to help in any...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Joyce Rawls - Charleston, SC

“To Tron and family members,We are saddened to hear of your father's passing. We were blessed to have known him through the years and appreciate he...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: James Jeter - Charleston, SC

“I was saddened to hear of our dear Kairos brothers passing. I first met Billy at a Low Country Emmaus event, but came to know him during our time...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Tami Cardaronella - Greenville, SC

“Mr.Gaines will truly be missed he was a humble soul that showed loved in all he did. My prayers goes out to his family. Continue to hold on to Gods...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Betty Williams - Goose Creek, SC

“Betty ”
8 of 20 | Posted by: Williams - Goose Creek, SC

“Will greatly miss Mr. Gaines in the neighborhood...he always had the best smile on his face, even when was going thru multiple procedures...he and...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: CECIL HERNANDEZ - Charleston, sc, SC

“Dear Gaines Family,I was surprised and am saddened to hear of Billy's death. He was a very kind, understanding and generous man. I'm very fortunate...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Mike Ging - Charleston, SC

“Our prayers are with you. May God give you peace. ”
11 of 20 | Posted by: Pat & Tommy Massalon - Charleston, SC

“To the Gaines Family:I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Billy. He was a good man and will be missed. Nouha Kassis ”
12 of 20 | Posted by: Nouha Kassis - Charleston, SC

“What a wonderful friend. His love for God, family and friends was dear to his heart. We had so many enjoyable times gathering together in family...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: George and Cindy Patrick

“Billy's love for God was abundantly evident in his actions and his words. I'll always admire his kind stature and joyful integrity. What a Good Man!...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Marty Levisen - Charleston, SC

“To all of Billy's family: Billy was my best friend for almost 70 years. We shared experiences from a game of marbles to going on double dates...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Kenny & Janice Bush - Pittsboro, NC

“Billy was the nicest person I know of. We had a business relationship in the a/c and heating business for more than thirty years. Billy would come...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Bill and Kay Manning - SC

“I am saddened to hear of Billy's death. He was such a part of Michael's life as a child and we both valued his friendship as adults. You have my...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Linda Bush - Edisto Beach, SC

“Billy was a wonderful blessing to our family during our time of serving Bearwallow Baptist in Gerton, NC as Pastor. He was a special friend and...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Thomas and Joan Sherwood - Erwin, TN

“To Linda, Tron, and Adina, as well as all his other family, friends, and people Billy impacted there in Charleston... the people in Billy's mountain...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: Bonnie Moore - Gerton, NC

“Tron, I am so sorry for your family's loss . I wish we could come see you but with this crazy mess we better not . Please know we are thinking about...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: CM Williams - Charleston, SC


William Blanchard Gaines, 74, of Charleston, SC, husband of Linda Marie Lukow, entered into eternal rest on Monday, October 26, 2020. The family will receive friends from 5PM - 7PM on Friday, November 6, 2020 at the J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., West Ashley Chapel. Due to Covid-19 Protocol, the number of attendees is limited to 30 at a time and all guests are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing. A graveside service will be held at Old St. Andrew Parish Churchyard.

Billy was born June 9, 1946 in Charleston, SC, son of the late Leonard C. Gaines and Catherine Elenore Blanchard Gaines. He was a graduate of St. Andrews High School and Trident Technical College, his career was established in the Heating & Air -Conditioning Service. He was active with John Wesley United Methodist Church, Bear Wallow Mountain Baptist Church, and Kairos Prison Ministry.

He is survived by his first wife, Linda Suzette Gaines and their children, Adina G. Garner (Greg) of Johns Island, SC and Tron C. Gaines (Becky) of Charleston, SC; his four grandchildren, Hunter and Ellie Garner, North and Saylor Gaines; his cousins, William H. Blanchard, Jr. of Tennessee, and Scott Askew of Roswell, GA. and his beloved dog Baily. He was predeceased by two brothers, Leonard C. Gaines, Jr., and Fred B. Gaines.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Kairos Prison Ministry or John Wesley United Methodist Church.

Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., West Ashley Chapel, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway, Charleston, SC 29414.

You are invited to attend the service via Live Stream beginning at 11AM on Saturday, November 14, 2020 by using the following link:
https://youtu.be/yb2j2bSlR7c