Larry Wilson Gaines

March 27, 1939February 6, 2021

Larry Wilson Gaines, 81, of Howard, Ohio passed away at his residence on Saturday, February 6, 2021. He was born March 27, 1939 in Adelphi, Ohio to the late Perry and Hazel (Arledge) Gaines. Larry proudly served in the Army National Guard where he received an honorable discharge. He was a hardworking man, he drove truck for Schneider Trucking, managed Aatco Transmission for 15 years, and retired after 27 years of managing the auto center at Sears-Roebuck. Larry was a man of many passions including auto mechanics, coin collecting, the great outdoors, and traveling. He truly loved his family, he was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, and brother. Larry is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Goldie (Kuhn) Gaines; children, Michele (Wilian) Villeda and Marcie (Donald) Plott; step-children, Mona (Robert) Reed and Kermit Richmond; grandchildren, Casey Reed, Ashley Watts, Brandon LaMuth, Abigale McDaniel, Trinity Plott, and Wilian Villeda Jr.; two great-grandchildren, Bella and Elliott; siblings, June (Paul) Truman and Linda McDowell; and a host of other family, friends, and loved ones. He is preceded in death by his parents, daughter Beth Ann Gaines, grandchild Larry C.F. Villeda, and siblings, Roberta, Margie, Doris Ann, and Perry Jr. Family and friends may call from 10am-12pm Thursday, February 11, 2021 at Crouse-Kauber-Fraley Funeral Home 225 N. Main St., Johnstown, Ohio 43031. The funeral service will begin at 12pm, with Pastor Dan McLaughlin officiating. Following the funeral service there will be a procession to Greenhill Cemetery for a committal service.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 11, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, February 11, 2021


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Melanie Black

February 11, 2021

I remember the years as we were growing up with you and your sister. I loved you very much. See you in heaven.
Aunt Marlene

Prayers of comfort and peace for you and your family Goldie. Rest in heaven Larry.
Larry and Melanie

June & Paul Truman

February 10, 2021

Was so sad to loose you after all these years, but you had suffered enough. We will all miss you so much. Love YOU
Paul & June ( Gaines) Truman

George LaMuth

February 8, 2021

My prayers go out to ya'll as you mourn the loss of a great Father,Husband and Grandfather.I pray that through this ya'll develop a deeper relationship with our savior Jesus Christ.

Michele Villeda

February 8, 2021

My Dad,
A great husband and father, a provider for all, a great teacher of the many things of knowledge and wisdom and the love you shared through the years. I am grateful, thank you for that. You will greatly be missed, but never never forgotten.

Ed Roberts

February 8, 2021

So sorry for your loss Goldie. Prayers

Tina Shoemaker

February 7, 2021

I remember the go cart loop Larry built in the backyard for Michelle and Marcie. We would ride the go-cart with them or even ride our bikes on the track. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Gaines family.