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Gary Spainhoward

July 28, 1956 — May 13, 2021

Gary Spainhoward, 64, passed away Thursday, May 13, 2021 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born in Glendale, California on July 28, 1956 to the late Shirley Spainhoward Saunders and Harold Spainhoward. Gary worked at Fusion Medical Staffing as a traveling Sterile Processing Tech. He was a member of the Baptist faith and in his younger years attended Gracepointe Baptist Church, where he was the minister of music. Gary’s true enjoyment came from spending time outdoors fishing.

Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his grandparents Jesse and Velma Veazy and Vina and John Spainhoward; niece Caitlin Sikes and nephew Christopher Spainhoward.

Gary is survived by his sisters Lori (Armando) Mendoza, Kim (Roger) Sikes and Mischelle McDaniel; nieces Ashley, Marisa, Maria, Celena; nephew Brad; great nephews Hayden and Asher.

Services will be held Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 1:00 pm at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory. Visitation will be 9:00 am until the time of the service. Burial will follow at Rosehill-Elmwood Cemetery

All who wish to honor Gary at the visitation and funeral are required to wear a mask while inside the funeral home for the safety of all those in attendance.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home

519 Locust St, Owensboro, KY 42301

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