Herman Gaines

Adrian – Herman Gaines was born October 18, 1922, in Parkin, Arkansas to Jake Gaines and Luevater Roberts. He departed this life on June 5, 2022, at his home surrounded by his loved ones at the age of 99. When he lived in Arkansas, he formed a quartet, and they sung every Sunday morning on the radio. Later, Herman relocated to Louisville, KY where he became a member and Deacon of Christ Temple Christian Church and sang in the choir. Herman was a WWII Veteran, serving his country in the United States Marines.


Herman was preceded in death by his father; mother; stepfather, Samuel Barnes; three sisters; three brothers; a son, Herman Gaines Jr.; a daughter; and a granddaughter. He leaves to cherish his memory, a daughter, Addie Gaines of Adrian; a son, Calvin Exum of Louisville, KY; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren; and great-great grandchildren; two nieces; one nephew; and numerous other family and friends to mourn his loss.


The funeral service for Herman will be held on Friday, June 10, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. with visitation beginning at 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian with Pastor Joe Tindall officiating, and full Military Rites conducted by the American Legion Post #97 and V.F.W. Post #1584 Annis-Fint. Cremation will follow.


You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. Memorial Contributions may be given to the family for future designation. Arrangements have been entrusted to Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.


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