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August 28, 2020


Eric Raymond Gaines

March 24, 1957 - August 27, 2020

Eric Raymond Gaines, age 63 and a resident of Amite, died early Thursday morning August 27, 2020 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was a longtime truck driver and the owner of Rocking K Trucking, driving his favorite Peterbuilt rig and going by the CB handle “Sneaky Snake”. Eric also had installed fire protection systems throughout the area for several years. He loved riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle and working with his hands, as he was a Jack-of-all-trades. Eric loved fast cars and even raced his own late model and outlaw dirt-track cars for many years. He enjoyed fishing and spending time on the river.

Survived by: 4 Children and Spouses: Joni Gaines of Springfield, Erica and Clifton Durham of Amite, Derick Raymond and Jiland Gaines of Franklinton, Katie Gaines of Amite; Grandchildren: Leslie Snyder, Destiny Snyder, Stephen Snyder, Logan Snyder, Hannah Gaines, Kade Durham, Kalynn Durham, Clarissa Gaines; Great-grandchildren: Lane Peterson and Remilynn Foster; Sister and Brother in law: DeDe and Gene Passman of Franklinton; Brother in law: Frank Rick of Kentwood; Also numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by his parents Raymond Gaines and Bobbie Jean Crowe Gaines, sister Donna Rick, grandparents Rev. Ocie and Vyrina Crowe, Millard and Jessie Mae Gaines.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday August 30th in the Crowe Family Cemetery (19220 Hilton Crowe Road, Franklinton, LA) with Rev. Calvin Crowe officiating.

Pallbearers: Jacob Devall, Chuck Devall, Frank Rick, Jerry Applegate, Ted Holden, Jerry Ketchum, Tristen Ketchum

In lieu of flowers family prefers donations to help with funeral cost.

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