GAVIN D. JAYNES 96, of Powderly, died at 9:53 AM, Saturday, March 8, 2008 at Paris Healthcare Center. A graveside service has been set for 2:00 PM, Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at Detroit Cemetery with Patrick Cannon officiating. The family will receive friends from 7:00-8:00 PM Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Jaynes was born December 7, 1910 in Detroit to Frank and Robbie Spangler Jaynes. He worked hard his entire life at many tasks including house moving and as a blacksmith.
Mr. Jaynes served in the United States Army during World War II. He married Opal Lester December 15, 1979 in Idabel, Oklahoma.
Mr. Jaynes is survived by four children, Gavin Jaynes, Terry Lester and wife, Melissa, Marvin Lester and wife, Pattie, and Ronnie Lester and wife, Donna; and thirteen grandchildren, Tasha Hill, Ronnie Lester, Jr., Rodney Lester, Chachi Waggoner, Jackie Lester, Kenny Lester, Lane Jaynes, Haylee Weaver, Eric Basham, Aspen Linville, Christopher Hill, Brionna Hill, and Hayden Waggoner. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Forest Jaynes and Marvin Jaynes; and one sister, Veda Thomas.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Lester, Terry Lester, Rodney Lester, Ronnie Lester, Jr., Johnny Ballard, and Ronald Ballard. Marvin Lester will serve as honorary pallbearer.