Donnie Raye Gaither, 73, formerly of Deerpark Apartments, Cleveland, NC passed away Monday, August 2, at Autumn Care of Statesville.
He was born March 27, 1948 in Rowan County to the late Lewis Gaither and the late Sophia Crawford Gaither.
Donnie was educated in the Rowan County Schools and attended R.A. Clement High School. He was formerly employed with Statesville Plywood & Veneer. Donnie was a member of Allen Temple Presbyterian Church where he served as an Usher and the Senior Group.
Services will be held on Sunday, August 8, at Allen Temple Presbyterian Church, 313 E. Main Street, Cleveland, NC. Visitation will be 2:30 – 3:00 PM with funeral services at 3:00. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Donnie R. Gaither, Jr.; brothers Harold Gaither, John Frank Gaither; sisters, Jeannetta Lash, Lillian Gaither; sister-in-law, Zelda H. Turner.
Those left to cherish fond memories include his daughter, Dionne Gaither of Statesville, NC; grandson, Evan Gaither; brother, Anthony C. Gaither of Cleveland, NC; sister, Vanessa Redmon (Dennis) of Mocksville, NC; caregivers, Kay Mason, Denise Young, and Marilyn Scott; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
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