Samuel “Sam” Marcus Gaines, age 55, of Morristown, passed away Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System. He was originally from Harlan, Kentucky and was a huge Kentucky Wildcat fan. Sam never met a stranger and always had a smile or laugh for everyone. He was a proud and loving father and grandfather and will be dearly missed. He was preceded in death by his parents, Austin and Johnnie Lee Gaines; sister, Gloria Clark; and brothers, Austin Gaines and Robert Gaines. He is survived by his wife, Kelli Gaines; children, Alexis Gaines, Samara Gaines, Johnna Gaines, Samuel Aaron Gaines, and Marcus Ethan Gaines; grandchild, Ezra Gaines; brothers, Oaker Gaines and Earl (Doris) Gaines; sister, Deborah (James) Mallory; special nephew, Anthony (Ann) Gaines; special friend, Rusty (Sheila) Fisher; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from2 – 3 p.m. Thursday, September 16th at Westside Chapel Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. with Rev. Ronnie Hampton officiating. Interment will follow at Bethesda Cemetery. Arrangements by Westside Chapel Funeral Home in Morristown.
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