John Burgess Gaither Jr.

December 1, 1951June 5, 2018

John Burgess “JB” Gaither, Jr., age 66, passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 in Raleigh, NC.

Born December 1, 1951, in Raleigh, NC to Helen and John Gaither who have preceded JB in death. He leaves behind his wife Karen, daughter Kelly Gholson and her husband Chris of Raleigh, as well as sisters Betty Halter of Snow Camp, Margaret DeVore and her husband Roger of Orlando, Mary Roution and husband Roger of Wilmington, brother William Gaither and his wife Robin of Raleigh along with many very dear friends.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, June 11 at 3pm at Hudson Memorial Presbyterian Church, 4921 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the church.


  • Memorial Service Monday, June 11, 2018

John Burgess Gaither Jr.

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Dorrine Fokes

June 11, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ~ Sean and Dorrine Fokes

Rob Garrett

June 9, 2018

Condolences William to you and the entire Gaither family during this difficult time. Thinking of you and your family and God Speed to JB.

James Humphrey

June 9, 2018

Thank you for being a friend and being there when I needed a shoulder to cry on.

Kelly Gholson (Gaither)

June 8, 2018

My Dad was the first man I ever loved.
He was kind, and thoughtful and loved a good joke. Anyone who knew him knew he loved to laugh and tell stories.
I will treasure all of the great memories we shared. He will be greatly missed!