Charles Richard (Rick) Gainer, Jr, 46 years of age, of Elizabethtown, PA, passed unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017. Born in Columbia, he was the son of Charles Richard Gainer of Columbia and Eddilene Jayne Gainer of Washington Boro.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his two daughters, Alexis Grae Gainer of Tennessee and Stevi Meri Gainer of Mount Joy; his three brothers, William Dean Gainer, Washington Boro; Donald Lee Gainer, Washington Boro; and Edward James Gainer, husband of Michele, Wrightsville, PA, along with his five nephews and two nieces.
Rick was the companion of Samantha Townsend of Elizabethtown, and cared for her three children.
Rick graduated from Penn Manor High School and was a member of the Class of 1988.
Rick loved spending time with his family and friends, sharing his love of the outdoors through four wheeling and swimming. He was an avid cook, and loved cooking for his friends and family. Rick was a skilled billiards player and enjoyed bowling. He was a passionate MMA and professional wrestling fan, and shared his love of music by frequenting concerts, earning his nickname “The Rickness”.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a memorial service at Mount Calvary Church, 625 Holly Street, Elizabethtown on Saturday, March 4th at 11 am with Paul Auckland officiating. Friends may greet the family from 10:15 am until the time of service.