Russel Wayne
Russel Wayne "Rusty" Gaither, of Wintergreen Street (Bluewell), Bluefield, WV, was welcomed into the Arms of Jesus on his 74th birthday, Friday, November 15, 2019 at his home.
Born on November 15, 1945 in McComas, he was a son of the late James R. and Violet Crawford Gaither. He was a graduate of Bluefield High School and was a veteran of the National Guard. He was a devoted member of the Bluefield First Pentecostal Holiness Church (Point of Contact Ministries). Rusty loved the Lord and dedicated his life to serving Him. He was the retired owner and operator of A1 Welding and East River Repair. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Jack, Ronnie and Clinton "Monk".
Survivors include his loving wife of 48 years, Janet "Sue" Gills Gaither of the home; two daughters, Christie (Jeff) Bailey of Gloucester, VA and Jenni (Todd) Day of Tazewell, VA; two grandchildren who were light of his life, Maddie Day and CJ Bailey; and a brother, Terry (Sharon) Gaither of McCalla, AL.
At Rusty's request, there will be no public visitation or funeral. Private burial will take place at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton.
Online condolences will be accepted at www.cravens-shires.com.
Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell is serving the Gaither family.
Published on November 17, 2019

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Thomas Moretto
Dec 02, 2019
grew up with Rusty and later used A1 Welding for supplies..Will miss him
Thomas Moretto
Dec 02, 2019
grew up with Rusty and later used A1 Welding for supplies..Will miss him
Michael Hart
Nov 20, 2019
So very sorry for your loss. Rusty was a well respected man. He will be greatly missed. If y’all need anything please let me know. God Bless.
KATHERINE Kade Pennington
Nov 20, 2019
Sue & Family, So sorry to hear of the passing of Rusty, holding you up in prayer. Rusty has met his reward and we are still striving. Love you girl.
Nov 18, 2019
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Dolly Hambrick
Nov 18, 2019
So sorry for your loss i no you will miss him i pray that God will keep you in His arms an comfort you as only He can,love you keep you in my prayers, love you .Dolly Hambrick
Willard and Janice Agee
Nov 18, 2019
Rusty was a good Christian man, and a very good friend. Our condolences to you (Janet,Jenny,and Chrissy).
regina bailey meeks
Nov 18, 2019
sue and family,
i am so sorry to hear that Rusty lost his earthly fight with cancer. may you have comfort in knowing he is heaven bound with other angels, like my mom and many others. he was a great man of God.
Delissa
Nov 17, 2019
Janet and Jenni I am so sorry to hear about Rusty. I enjoyed our little talks about Dad . I could feel his love for the Lord in our short visit. I know him and Dad are having a great reunion! You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I am very thankful that I got the prevalence to know Rusty! With Love Delissa Moore Wyatt.
Cheryl Hunter
Nov 17, 2019
Sincerest condolences on Russ' promotion to heaven. I knew him only a short time in his work with the tea party, but he was an inspiration as a patriot and a christian. May you all feel the comfort of the Lord during this time.
Julius Farmer
Nov 17, 2019
So Sorry for Your Loss, Rusty was always a good to me. I will never forget him