De Valarie GainesI am a Veteran.

of Mountain Home, AR

July 19, 2021

De Gaines, 99, of Baxter County, passed from this life on Monday, July 19, 2021, at Hospice House in Mountain Home, Arkansas. De was born on June 27, 1922, in Advance, Arkansas to the late Bertha (Galloway) and Ferdinand Gaines. De's life was a testament to his faith in God and his affiliation to the Church of Christ. He lived loving his neighbor as himself.
De is survived by his son, Kenneth (Charlotte) Gaines, of Little Rock, Arkansas, and his daughter Janet (Gerry) Cowart of Ridgedale, Missouri; eight grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren.
De was preceded in death by his wife Jean (Sisk) Gaines; his parents; his son, Keith Gaines; his two sisters, Dorothy Whitaker and Dorene Stoner.
De was a Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipient. He served with the 86th Regiment of the Army's 10th Mountain Division in the WWII Italy Invasion landing in Naples, Italy, marching through the Apennine Mountains that ended in a last stand with the German Army at the Po Valley.
A graveside service will be held at the Big Flat Cemetery in Big Flat, Arkansas, at 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 23, 2021, with Donald Patterson officiating. Pallbearers: Ken Gaines, Jr., Daniel Chism, Darrin Chism, Jared Chism, Jason Hatman, and Kevin Driver. Honorary Pallbearers: Heath Gaines, Seth Stoner, Russ Chaddick, and Don Stoner.
Memorials may be made to your favorite charity or to Hospice House 774 Long St., Mountain Home, AR, 72653.
Arrangements are under the care of Roller Funeral Home.

Service Information
Big Flat Cemetery
Highway 135
Big Flat,  AR 72617
7/23/2021 at 1:30 P.M. to 2:00 P.M.
Big Flat Cemetery
Highway 14 North
Big Flat,  AR 72617
7/23/2021 at 2:00 P.M.

Big Flat Cemetery
Highway 14 North
Big Flat, AR 72617

Memorial Contributions
Hospice of the Ozarks- Hospice House
701 Burnett Drive
Mountain Home, AR 72653

Obituary Provided By:
Roller Funeral Home
Highway 5 North
Mountain Home, AR  72654