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Lt. Cmdr. (Ret.) Thomas Henry Gainer Jr.


Last updated 1/29/2019 at 11:23am

Thomas Henry Gainer Jr., 81, of Pisgah Forest, went to glory Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. He was welcomed into the arms of his Lord and Savior surrounded by his parents, Thomas Henry Gainer Sr. and Margaret Harrison Gainer.

Tom was born Sept. 26, 1937, in Panama City, Fla. He graduated from Bay High School in 1955 and in the fall entered the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. He graduated from the academy in 1959 as an officer in the United States Navy.

As a surface warfare officer for 22 years aboard various naval ships, he served all over the world. He was involved in the...

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