Roger J. Gainer, Jr.

Roger J. Gainer, Jr., 79 of Zanesville, died 2:15 AM, Saturday, June 25, 2022, at his home. He was born Tuesday, October 27, 1942, in Zanesville, the son of Roger J. Gainer, Sr. and Mary Jean (Loewendick) Gainer, and was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church.


Roger served his country as a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He always had a good disposition, and sense of humor; he never met a stranger, and everyone who knew him loved him.  He was a bartender for many years and worked in the hospitality and restaurant industry. Roger loved motorcycle riding, was a member of the Down Bikers Club, and was an active member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 302. Roger was an avid reader, especially westerns.


Roger is survived by two children, Scott Gainer and Deanna (Randy Porter) Miller, his longtime companion, Shandra Williams and her son, Chad Robert Welch; two grandchildren, Kailey (Trevor Grant) Miller and Mallorie Miller, two great grandchildren, Cooper & Abigail Miller and one great granddaughter, Emersyn, to arrive soon, siblings, Ruth Ann (Jerry) Lynn and Chuck (Theresa) Gainer.


In addition to his parents, Roger was preceded in death by one brother, Theodore Gainer.


Friends and family may call from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at the Hillis, Combs & Nestor Funeral Home, 935 Forest Avenue, Zanesville, where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, June 30, 2022. Burial will follow in Zanesville Memorial Park with full military honors provided by VFW Post 1058.  To sign the online register book or to send a personal condolence note please visit