Jack Leo Gaines, 78, of Champaign, IL passed away on November 20, 2021, at his home.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, November 27 from 11am-1pm at the Renner-Wikoff Chapel in Urbana.
Following the visitation there will be a funeral service at 1pm and a procession to Grandview Memorial Gardens.
Jack was born on January 30, 1943, in Champaign to parents Leo and Thelma (Henderson) Gaines. During his career he worked as an operating engineer at Union #841 for 50 years and retired at Champaign Asphalt. Jack also volunteered as a firefighter at Eastern Prairie Fire Department. Jack married his wife Marcella Ann Hauersperger on May 21, 1962. He loved to go ice fishing and hunting, especially when it meant he could get some deer jerky and steaks. Jack lived for his great grand kids and loved his family dearly. He will be missed and remembered by his family and many friends.
Jack is preceded in death by his parents; wife Marcella Ann Gaines; and daughters Marcia Gaines and Angela Schoonover.
Survivors include his grandchildren Toni Brooks, Christopher (Ashleigh) Schoonover, Julie (Rick) Hulse and Hayze Schoonover; great grandkids Trent, Paige, Kileigh, Ryker, Elizabeth, Marshall, and Phynix; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
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