Whitten Timberlake Chapel

7404 Timberlake Road, Lynchburg, VA


Tucker "T.C." Clay Gaines

August 29, 1935August 12, 2019

Tucker Clay Gaines, 83, of Lynchburg passed away Monday, August 12, 2019, at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of 64 years to Ruby Padgett Gaines. Born August 29, 1935, in Charlotte County, he was the son of the late Archie James Gaines and the late Merceders Hodges Gaines.

In addition to his wife, Tucker “T.C.” is survived by his children, W. Gwen G. Melton and her husband C.B. of Lynchburg, Robin G. Gaines and her wife Barbara Gentile of Flat Rock, NC and Dexter G. Gaines of Lynchburg; three grandchildren; and three great grandchildren; and other loving family members and friends.

A graveside service will be conducted 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at Fort Hill Memorial Park with Pastor Gary Yates officiating. There will be no public visitation at the funeral home, but the family will receive friends at the residence.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Living Word Baptist Church, 4130 Waterlick Rd., Forest, VA 24551.

To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.whittentimberlake.com.

Whitten Timberlake Chapel is serving the family, (434) 239-0331.


  • Living Word Baptist Church


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, August 14, 2019


Tucker "T.C." Clay Gaines

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Debbie Bowe

August 13, 2019

Dear Family,
I am Debbie Hamlett , that went to Faith Baptist church as a child.
My parents were Lillian and Dean Hamlett.
I can remember riding the church bus to church that Mr. Gaines drove. I also remember Dexter, Ruthie and I palling around as children. What a blessing you, Ruby ,and Tucker were to my life then and the memories are still alive today. not knowing that your loved one was with Jesus, I actually visited the parking lot of Faith Baptist today and sat there remembering.
I serve as Children's Minister and Preschool Director at Brookneal Baptist Church.. Thank you for sharing Jesus those many years ago. Praying for your family ,
Mrs. Debbie Hamlett Bowe, 434.944.7100

Pattie Jacocks

August 13, 2019

Dear "Granny" Gaines, I am so sorry to hear of "PaPa"'s passing! You and PaPa will always hold a special place in our hearts for the excellent and loving care you took of Adam. My heart goes out to you and the family in this time of loss. You are all very special people! Love to you, Pattie (formerly Haley, now Jacocks)

Ned Haley

August 13, 2019

Mrs. Gaines, I was so sorry to hear about Tucker. You and he made the four years my son Adam was in your day care very special, and we are most appreciative of that. My condolences to you and all your family. Ned Haley, Richmond, VA

Kathy Byron

August 13, 2019

Dexter - Praying for you and your family during your time of loss. You took such great care of your dad and were always there for him when he needed you. May you find comfort in the many wonderful memories you have of times spent with him.

Faye Shepherd Grix

August 13, 2019

Ruby, and family, my prayers are with you. I remember all us going to church together. Sorry to hear of Tucker's passing.

james staton

August 13, 2019


Eileen Habermas

August 13, 2019

Dexter, praying God’s peace for you and your family and good memories to give comfort.