July 28, 1956 ~ May 13, 2021

Born in: Glendale, CA
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

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.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Spainhoward. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Gary Spainhoward and sign his virtual guestbook by going to


Visitation: May 18, 2021 9:00 am - May 18, 2021 1:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

Room: Chapel

Funeral: May 18, 2021 1:00 pm - May 18, 2021 2:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

Room: Chapel

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  1. So sorry to hear about Gary. I worked with Gary for many years at the old hospital. He will be missed.

  2. Gary was a friend fellow graduate and a all around nice guy he will be missed R.I.P. Gary

  3. Gary, My heart aches that you are no longer with us in body. I never expected to lose you this soon. We still had a lot more fishing to do! I know Mom, Dad, Nana and Papa are thrilled to see you. Until we meet again on the other side, I love you❤️

    • My condolences and sympathy to the Spainhoward family. Rest in peace Gary, we shall meet again in heaven. Love you Xoxo

  4. I’m sorry for your loss. Gary and I were close friends in High School. Lots of happy memories. Praying for you all.🙏🙏🙏💜

  5. To Mr Gary’s Family and Friends,
    My heart is heavy with the hearing of Mr Gary’s passing. I want to express my sincerest condolences and sympathy to you all. Gary was a good friend, and he was a good Christian….🙏🏻, he now is resting in God’s Heaven, along with his family…. may the family reunion begin in Heaven with all his loved ones who passed before him. God is Good, and now Mr Gary, who was taken so early, will lead the Choir in Heaven. Mr Gary will be greatly missed…… ⚓️ He is now anchored to God….

  6. Gary was a good man. I’ve known him since I was about 12 years old. I met him through Lori (his sister). He was always nice to me. He loved God and his family very much. Prayers to the family. You are in my thoughts.

    • I am so sorry to hear about Gary. He will be sorely missed. I worked with him at OMHS for 14 years and then we both traveled as Sterike Processing Techs for the last 14 years or so. He always had a smile or laugh to share. His big ole belly laughs will be missed as well. He made friends wherever he went. RIP dear friend.

  7. So sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. He was a bright light wherever he went. I will forever remember our good times while on assignments in Alaska and California.

  8. Gary was a good man. He always made me laugh. We had this on going politics that would make people think we disliked each other. Just the opposite, we loved each other. I shall miss him tremendously. RIP my friend. Gone too soon.

  9. Mike and I have been recalling many of the wonderful times we had with Gary. When Gary was around everyone had fun. We will miss him so much!

  10. So loved this man. Was one of my greatest blessings to minister with him at Sugar Grove. Still remember baptizing him. REST MY Brother.

    • To my dearest Spainhoward family,

      I cherish each and everyone of you guys. My heart goes out to all with the recent passing’s. Gary brought a lot of joy to my mother and will be greatly missed. I love you all, and RIP Gary!

  11. I am so saddened to hear about Gary. He had stayed with me while traveling and working in New Hampshire. We laughed a lot and had some good times. So sorry for for your loss.

  12. Sincerest condolences to the Spainhoward Family for the loss of Gary. Hey was such a light to the family and the world. He loved everyone so much. He will be truly missed.

    I remember sitting in his VW bug on Epworth Ln. playing his radio pretending we were going to drive that VW bug far far away. Then come back home to our families. Lol 😂

    May God be with you all today. ❤️

    Love Ruth Ann

  13. I will always remember our time we spent together as coworkers at Baptist Health in Paducah Kentucky He was truly one of a kind . I am always telling other coworkers about Gary and what a wonderful guy he was to work with He really knew how to push my buttons but he always made me laugh with his sense of humor RIP Gary. My prayers are with the family. They have lost a very special person

  14. I knew Gary was going in for surgery. I sure didnt know until today that he had gone to Heaven, no suffering in Heaven!

  15. My condolences to the family. I liked Gary very much, was quite a character. I taught him how to figure meal and incidental and lodging per diems, a very necessary tool in the medical staffing field. Gary will certainly be missed!

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