David "Crocket" Eugene Gaines, 56

May 19, 2010

NOV. 14, 1953-MAY 17, 2010

David "Crocket" Eugene Gaines, 56, of 423 N. Jonathan St., Hagerstown, Md., passed away, Monday, May 17, 2010, at his home.

Born Saturday, Nov. 14, 1953, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Arthur Dennis Gaines Sr. and the late Sara Catherine Rideout Gaines.

He was a 1973 graduate of South Hagerstown High School. He was a musician and DJ, and was a member of the band, Out of the Blue.


He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Rose Marie Gaines; daughter, Tynisha Gaines of Hagerstown; stepdaughter, Latisha Campbell of Hagerstown; stepson, Francis Campbell Jr. of Alexandria, Va.; five sisters, Linda Ann Gaines of Front Royal, Va., Julia Elaine Harris of Winchester, Va., Judith Eleanor Gaines of Hagerstown, JoAnn Claybon of Hagerstown and Denise Lee Gaines of York, Pa.; three brothers, Arthur Dennis Gaines Jr. of Hagerstown, Phillip Gene Gaines of Washington, D.C., and Timothy Simmons of Maryland; grandson, Tyson Petrus of Hagerstown; stepgrandson, Diamond Campbell of Hagerstown; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Phyllis Jane Findley, and one brother, Gregory Thomas Gaines.

Services will be Monday, May 24, 2010, at 11 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD 21742, with the Rev. Joe M. Fowlkes officiating.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, May 24.

Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses.

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