In Memory of Robert B. Gaines Jr.

Robert Byron Gaines, Jr. passed away peacefully in his home in Midland, Texas November 27, 2016. “Bob” Gaines was born in Fort Worth, Texas on February 9, 1923 to Robert Byron Gaines Sr. and Gertrude Spear his wife.

Bob has been registered with the Boy Scouts for over 50 years.  He has served as Scout Master for a Troop in Midland and has been very active in the Chaparral District, Philmont Scout Ranch, and the Buffalo Trail Council.  Bob loved to hunt and fish and took the family on numerous trips. He also played golf and was on the Shriner golf team that would travel and play in different parts of the country. He loved to ballroom dance with his beautiful wife Betty and they could be seen dancing as members of the Ballroom Dance club

Bob was a member of and held numerous offices with St. Andrews and Trinity Presbyterian churches in Midland and First Presbyterian Church in Omaha. Bob was also a member of Grace Presbyterian church and was a founder of the St. Andrews Mission and Clinic.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Robert Byron Sr. and Gertrude Spear Gaines and by his youngest son, Richard Spear Gaines.

He is survived by his wife Betty Land Gaines, his son Robert Vallee Gaines and wife Edellweiss; his daughter Gayanne Bett and husband Tom and their three children Sarah, Tommy and Rachel Bett.

The family would like to thank Bob’s caregiver’s: Manuel, Brad, Bobbi, Socorro, and Melissa.

Services will be held on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 3:00 PM at Grace Presbyterian Church in Midland, Texas. Graveside service at Resthaven Memorial Cemetery with a reception to follow at Grace Presbyterian Church