Mr. Arnold Gainey, age 88, of DeFuniak Springs, Florida passed away September 29, 2007 in Crestview, Florida. He was born May 17, 1919 in Walton County, Florida to his father and mother, Murdock and Ida King Gainey.
Mr. Gainey was a life long resident of Walton County, he was Apostolic by faith and a member of the First Apostolic Church of DeFuniak Springs, Florida. Arnold was a veteran of WWII serving his country in the United States Army, having fought at the Battle of the Bulge, he received the Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. His being awarded the Bronze Star was for his dedication for staying on the front lines until everyone had been evacuated safely home. He worked with Hodges Lumber Company and Louisiana Pacific for over 20 years.
Mr. Gainey was preceded in death by his father and mother, his loving wife Lavonia Gainey, one daughter, Bobbie Gainey, four brothers, Amos, Willis, Wilson and M.T. Gainey and three sisters, Bama Hamilton, Anna Belle Hamilton and Bessie Mae Wright.
Mr. Gainey is survived by one son, William R. Gainey and wife Dianne of Pensacola, Florida; one daughter, Cathey Gorum of DeFuniak Springs, Florida; three grandchildren, Deedra Linder and husband Robert, Derrick Gainey and wife Kaye and Krysten Gorum and one great-grandaughter, Emalie Linder.
A time of visitation will be held at 6:00~8:00 PM, Wednesday, October 3, 2007 at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home; 230 Park Avenue DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 AM, Thursday, October 4, 2007 in the Chapel at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home, 230 Park Avenue DeFuniak Springs, with Reverend David King officiating. Floral arrangements are being accepted. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, with military honors.
[Burial: Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Pleasant Ridge]