‘Buckwild’ star Shain will be laid to rest on April 7, as his new obituary reveals all the details of his funeral. Shain’s guests are asked to wear ‘camo’ as a tribute to him, and he will be most missed by ‘his girlfriend and the love of his life, Kansas Whiting.’ So sad.
Following the tragic death of Buckwild star Shain Gandee, the MTV star will be laid to rest on April 7. Shain’s funeral will take place at the Charleston Municipal Auditorium in Charleston, WV, and he will be buried nearby afterwards. Shain’s sad and emotional obituary details his love of life and mud, his family’s request for the guests to wear camouflage, and that he will be most missed by his long term love Kansas Whiting. Read on for Shain’s full obituary, and all the funeral details.
Shain Gandee’s Full Obituary — All The Funeral Details
Shain was a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church.
Preceding him in death were his two grandpas who he loved more than anything, Jackie Lee Gandee and Robert Eugene Pauley.
Shain loved to four wheel and loved anything that involved mud, wheels and motors.
He was an avid hunter and loved to make people laugh “Cause it’s Trick or Treat all year round.” He hated school but loved many of his teachers, especially Mrs. Victoria Robb, and his friends.
Shain was a client of Parallel Entertainment and previously worked for the city of South Charleston, Foodland and Thaxton Construction.
He will be sadly missed but never forgotten by his dad, Dale Gandee; mom, Loretta Gandee; sister, Shalena Callahan; niece, Charity Callahan; two grandmas, Bessie Thaxton Gandee and Joan Shafer; many aunts, uncles and cousins; and, most of all, his girlfriend and the love of his life, Kansas Whiting.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at Charleston Municipal Auditorium, 224 Virginia St. E., Charleston, with the Rev. Walter Means and the Rev. Randy Campbell officiating. Private family burial will follow in Thaxton Cemetery, Thaxton Hollow, Charleston.
Visitation with the family will be from 11 a.m. until the service time on Sunday. Everyone is encouraged to wear camo.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Shain’s name to angelsamongus.org, credit card donation; make checks payable to Duke University, 13 BR, Tisch Brain Tumor Center – Angels, DUMC Box 3624, Durham, NC 27710; or the Autism Society, 4340 East West Highway, Suite 350, Bethesda, MD 20814.
The family will accept memorial online condolences at cpjfuneralhome.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Gandee family.
Shain Gandee Died In Tragic Four Wheeling Accident
Shain, 21, was tragically found dead in his car on April 1, following a four wheeling expedition that went wrong. Shain, his uncle David Gandee and a friend were found dead inside Shain’s truck which was trapped in a muddy ravine near his Sissonville, WV, home. They died of carbon monoxide poisoning, because the muffler of the truck was submerged in mud.
HollywoodLife.com previously reported that MTV would be paying for Shain’s funeral, as his family are unable to afford it. This sounds like exactly the kind of funeral Shain would have wanted, and it’s so kind of his family to ask for charity donations instead of flowers.
What do YOU think HollywoodLifers? Do YOU think this is the funeral Shain would have wanted?
— Eleanore Hutch
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