PAUL GAINER(1943 - 2016)

January 5, 1943 - November 26, 2016 LAND O LAKES, FLORIDA Paul Gainer, loving husband, father and grandfather was born in Biloxi, Mississippi to Arch and Mildred Gainer on January 5th, 1943 and passed away in Tampa, Florida on November 26th, 2016. His growing up years were spent in Rochelle, Texas and Austin, Texas. He attended his beloved University of Texas in Austin where he completed his Master's Degree in petroleum engineering in 1967. Paul is survived by his wife Susan and three children, Anne, Joshua and Sarah. He is also survived by Anne's husband Richard Corcoran and their six children, Kate, Jack, Caroline, Luke, Major and Evangeline. In addition he is survived by his brother Sam Gainer and his wife Norma, as well as a number of cousins and other relatives. A graveside service will be held at The Rochelle Cemetery (near Brady, Texas) at 11:00 am on January 7th, 2017. After the service, a celebration of Paul's life will be held at the Rochelle Community Center led by his brother Sam Gainer. Lunch will be served. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to Classical Preparatory School in care of Anne Corcoran, 19009 Falcon Crest Blvd., Land O Lakes, Florida 34638.

Published in The Oklahoman on Jan. 4, 2017