Lawrence O. Gainey, 77, of Scottdale, passed away, Tuesday, September 04, 2007 in the VA Medical Center, Aspinwall. Lawrence was born April 26, 1930 in Scottdale a son of the late Monroe and Mattie Evans Gainey.
Lawrence was a disabled American veteran having served in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was a graduate of Scottdale High School with the class of 1947. He belonged to the Disabled American Veterans and was a 32nd degree Mason with the Monessen Masonic Lodge. He was a longtime member of the former Morning Star Baptist Church, Scottdale, now Morning Star Ministries where he formerly served as organist and was currently Trustee Emeritus. Lawrence was a well known fixture at Burn's Drug in Scottdale where he made many friends.
He will be missed by his loving family, his wife, Lula M. (Dallas) Gainey; a daughter, Cheryl Gainey Jamison and husband Terry of Newton, TX; step-sons, Roy Hill and wife Eileen and Jeffrey Hill of Scottdale; two grandchildren, Marquis Wimbush of Scottdale and Kisha Wyatt and husband Robert of Killeen, TX; a brother, Alan Gainey of Greensburg and two nieces Linda and Karen Gainey of Mt. Pleasant. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Monroe Gainey, Jr. and a sister, Monetta Gainey.
Family and friends are welcome on Wednesday from 7-9 pm and Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at GRAFT-JACQUILLARD FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, INC. 303 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale (724-887-7110). A parting prayer will be held in the funeral home on Friday at 10:30 am followed by services at 11 am in Morning Star Ministries Church 610 Broadway Ave., Scottdale with Rev. Michael Frazier officiating and Minister Henry Lewis assisting. Committal services and interment with military honors will take place in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. For online information or to sign the guest registry, please visit www.gjfuneral.com