2009-01-24 / Obituaries

Floyd Matthew Gainer

A funeral service celebrating the life of Floyd Matthew

Gainer, 27, of Newark, was January 17, 2009, in the chapel of the Hoskinson Funeral Home, Kirkersville, with Pastor Steven Brown as celebrant. Burial followed at Kirkersville Cemetery.

Matt died suddenly Monday, January 12, 2009. He was born in Columbus, on May 29, 1981, the son of the late Rhita Burtnett Gainer and Benjamin Gainer Jr of Hebron.

Matt was a diesel mechanic at LV trucking in Columbus, and a member of the Heath Eagles.

He is survived by his loving family: In addition to his

father; his step-mother Ruth Gainer; his children, Chelsea and Zackary Gainer; step-children. Kylie and Jesse Nelson and Emily Harvey; brothers, Ben, Kenneth, Chad, Brandt and Larry Gainer and Doug McKitrick; sisters, Tera Hawes, Tonya Cooperrider and Candy (McKitrick) Slocum; grandmother, Marilyn Burtnett; several aunts and uncles including Rhoda Bush, Regina Burtnett, Raymond Burtnett, Marty Gainer and Robert Bush; nieces and nephews, Rhita R, Faith L, Ben, Bridget, Anthony (Michael), Kenneth, Kristopher, and Cameron Gainer, Kim, Kelly and Thomas (PJ) Hawes, Alexus Stripling, JJ and Anna Cooperrider, Skylor Field, Alexis andTrysten Parker, Trisha, Nathan and Zariah Slocum; and special friend, Amber Gainer.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his grandfather, Ben Gainer Sr.; and his niece, Keneedra Jo Gainer.

An on-line guest register and video tribute is available at www. hoskinsonfuneral.com.

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