Robert Gainous

Robert Eugene "Gene" Gainous

Saturday, April 6th, 1929 - Friday, October 9th, 2020
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Reverend Robert Eugene “Gene” Gainous, age 91, a resident of Dothan, passed Friday, October 9, 2020 at Southeast Health.

A private family graveside service will be with Reverend Paul Edenfield officiating and Glover Funeral Home directing. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Bethlehem Baptist Church, 382 Bethlehem Road, Midland City, AL, 36350.

Gene was born April 6, 1929 to the late Memory and Maggie Mae Gainous in Wilmington, NC. He received a Bachelor’s degree from Louisiana College and a certificate in religion from BBI. He served several churches in Southeast Alabama, Louisiana, and the Northwest Florida areas. Brother Gene was passionate about his relationship with the Lord and loved sharing it with others. Gene served in the Korean Conflict, U.S. Army, Merchant Marines and 6 years in active reserve in the National Guard in NC.

His wife, Joyce, was the love of his life, they enjoyed 69 special years together. Their loving relationship remains inspirational to their family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Bass Gainous; a daughter, Susan Gainous Hicks (Steven); a daughter, Pamela Gainous Parris (Danny); a son Robert Eugene Gainous Jr. (Patti), all of Dothan; a brother Floyd Gainous of Wilmington, NC; a brother James Gainous of Orrum, NC; four grandchildren, Josh Parris, Whitney Parris, Jamison Hicks (Jessica), Addison Colby Gainous; four great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the nursing staff at Wesley Place and Southeast Health who cared for him during his recent illness. Your sincerity and kindness are greatly appreciated.

Glover Funeral Home of Dothan has been entrusted with the arrangements. (334) 699-3888. Please sign the guestbook online at
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Jerry Grandstaff

Posted at 05:29pm
Gene was the best! Loved the Lord. Very good pastor and preacher. Tireless soul-winner! Will forever be grateful for his friendship and support! Blessings to his family!

Rhonda and Wayne Andrews

Posted at 12:07am
Some of the best memories of my life were at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Pastor Gene and Mrs. Joyce and Granny Bass all attending church together. He was so passionate about Jesus and making sure everyone he encountered had a personal relationship with Him. He was so genuine in his love for Jesus and others. There are very few pastors like hie and my dad around anymore. I am sure he heard these words, "well done my good and faithful servant as well as You have fought the good fight and kept the faith! Love and prayers to all of you.


Posted at 01:04am
Dearest Joyce, I'm just seeing that your sweetheart has gone to heaven and I really believe that he and my preacher husband , Harold have already shared a good hug. Bro. Gene was such a darling and Harold and I loved being with him and you as we shared time together, both at The Terrace and then at Wesley Place. It was apparent that Gene's loving witness to His Lord and Savior was foremost in his life and next, he loved and cared for people! It was obvious how he adored you and his family. May you and all the family know Christ's comfort surrounding you at this difficult time. With loving sympathy, Jeneve Hutcherson Brooks

Sandra Peters Mathis

Posted at 09:50am
Bro. Gene will be missed by all who knew him. I worked with this Special little preacher man for several years. I know he is walking those streets of gold praising his beloved Savior and rejoicing with all those he witnessed to here on earth. Much love to Mrs. Joyce and his family. Sandra Peters Mathis

Scarlet Jill Parker

Posted at 08:32am
Susan and family, so sorry for your loss, but Heaven gained an angel and I know he his rejoicing in his new perfect body. I will always remember him comparing himself to Zacchaeus, because of their short statue. Love you all!!!

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