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David Gainer

David Andrew Gainer, age 24, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, August 29, 2020.

David was born on October 30, 1995 in Elkins.

He was a star athlete for Meadow Bridge High School, excelling at football, basketball, wrestling and baseball. David loved country music, hunting, fishing and riding his 4-wheeler. Some of his favorite times were spent with his family.

Every year he looked forward to the Burr family reunion. He shared a birthday with his sister in Kentucky, and they would have a shared cake every year and blow out the candles together.

New Year’s Eve was another holiday tradition that he enjoyed with family, celebrating at a Japanese Steakhouse every year.

David was preceded in death by his grandmother, Paula Troutman; grandfather, David N. Gainer; great-grandparents, Crystal (Dewey) Burr, and Della (Paul) Layman.

He will be deeply missed by his loving mother, Kimberly (Chris) Lafever; father, Eric Gainer; siblings, Dakota Gainer, Tyler (Jaclyn) Te Velde, Bré Li (Tanner) Cornwell, and Cade Lafever; grandparents, Minnie Jean Burr and David (Joanne) Hall; Jacque (John) Lafever, fiancée, Kristina Maranville; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. We cannot forget his favorite dogs, Bailey, Duke, Thor and Blue.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, September 26, 2020, at 1 p.m. at Smathers Funeral Chapel, 675 Main Street, Rainelle, WV 25962.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Columbus Humane, 3015 Scioto Darby Executive Court, Hilliard, Ohio 43026.

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Funeral arrangements entrusted to Schoedinger Northwest Chapel.

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