Coby Dwayne Gaines

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Coby Dwayne Gaines was born July 13, 1982, in Waco, Texas and he passed away March 11, 2023.

Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, March 18, 2023, at 10:00am at Journey Community Church in China Spring. Come celebrate Coby’s love of sports in your favorite sports team attire.

Raised in Waco, Coby attended Midway High School. Coby grew up loving sports, especially basketball and football. He was a passionate fan of the Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Cowboys and Notre Dame.  His love for sports always led him into conversations with other people… a skill that would serve him well as a waiter in the local restaurant industry over the past 20 years.  Being a natural conversationalist, Coby would often turn basic daily banter into meaningful conversations that would turn into friendships with many people around town. 

Coby was preceded in death by his father, Steve Gaines, and his mother, Melodee Morrow. 

Coby is survived by his mom, Beverly Gaines and significant other, Rusty Ewen of Georgetown; daughter, Bailee Gaines-Whitener of Ft. Wort; son, Stevie Gaines of Hewitt; daughter, Bella Gaines of Lorena; sister, Casey Turnmire and husband Cory of Waco; sister, Sarina Moore and husband Daniel of Hewitt; sister, Christy Weynand of Waco; brother, Chris Makovy and wife Brandy of Hutto; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. 

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  1. I’m so very sorry for your lose and I understand the pain you are going through! May God Bless you all..🙏🏻🙏🏻
    All my love to you all.
    Evelyn Sykora

  2. Coby was the love of my life and best friend in the entire world. I will continue to raise and take care of our little Beebs. You are forever in my heart. A&F

  3. Going to miss you Coby Love you tell uncle Steve Hi fly high !!!!

  4. DeAnna Jo Morrow

    I will always remember Coby’s smile and his laugh. His personality was the best. I love you baby cousin. RIP. Casey and Christy my heart and prayers will always be with you forever and always!

  5. The Gonzalez Family

    We are so sorry for your family’s loss. Our hearts and prayers are with you. We were able to meet Coby at Triple Play. He was the nicest person cheered the 12u boys during their tournaments. He will be truly missed.

  6. Darlene Schoenrock

    Casey my hearts breaks for you every time I think of your baby brother passing. Please know you do not grieve alone. Hugs to you and your entire family

    Darlene Schoenrock

  7. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time 🙏❤️
    The Brinkmeyer Family

  8. Sarina and family, We are so sorry for your loss. I lost my baby sister way too soon, so I can empathize with the magnitude of your grief. Hugs to you,
    Cheryl and Roby Barrett

  9. Bonnie Rounsavall

    Thoughts and prayers for your family in this difficult time.

  10. Prayers for comfort and peace during this difficult time, as many hearts are saddened by his passing.
    God Bless!

  11. May he rest in peace. Our prayers are with you during this unimaginable time.

    The Kear family.

  12. Wendy Goodnight

    We send our deepest condolences to the family. Prayers for comfort and peace.
    Much Love, Brian and Wendy

  13. Gary and Laura Bailey

    Gary and I am so sorry to hear about Colby.
    You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  14. Brandy and Chris, I am so sad that you and your family have had to be on this journey. Sadly, this disease is relentless and so unpredictable. I am sending my love and prayers. Death from overdose is a different kind of grief and so much harder to find acceptance. If you need anything, please reach out. You know I’m only a call away. Love you both❤️🙏🏻

  15. Cheryl Frederick

    Beverly, keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. I pray you find comfort and peace in fond memories of Coby. May he rest in the arms of God.

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