.Donnie Lee Gainey, 74, of Ocala, FL, joined his heavenly Father on Thursday, July 4, 2019. Donnie was born in Savannah, GA, the birthson of JR and Annie Gainey. He was raised by his aunt Alberta and uncle Carl Tolson of South Carolina. Donnie was preceded in death by his granddaughter Rochelle Gainey, 4 brothers, and 4 sisters. Donnie is survived by his wife of 53 years Carol Pasquale Gainey. He loved and adored his children Donnie Jr. and Sandra Gainey. He shared his fatherly love with his two honorary sons, Daniel Courson and Bryan Moats. He was blessed with 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews whom he dearly loved. Other survivors include his sister Francis Gainey, from SC, 3 sister-inlaws Madeline Crews, Jane McKee and Diane White, and his brother-in-law Jeff White. Donnie was surrounded by many loving extended family members including his “baby”, Daisy. He was known by many as “Papa Gainey”. Donnie never met a stranger and was never at a loss for words. The life of the party, he was known for his quick wit and never ending jokes.
Donnie retired from the US Postal Service after 32 years of dedicated service.
A memorial service will be held at 3:30pm on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services 910 SE Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala, FL 34470 (352)-629-7171. Online Condolences may be expressed at www.hiers-baxley.com.