John M. “Red” Gaither, 60 of Mt. Olive, Illinois, died at his residence in Mt. Olive on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. Born October 4, 1961, in Alton, IL, he was a son of Mrs. Carol (Bennett) Gaither and the late James H. Gaither.
He worked as a Tool Grinder at Ackrit Inc., in St. Ann, MO for many years. John was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Edwardsville, IL where he played drums in the Contemporary Church Band. He liked Hot Rods and watching NHRA drag racing. He also enjoyed fishing, camping, and riding his Harley-Davidson.
He is survived by his son, John (Emily) Gaither of Edwardsville, IL, his daughter, Molly Gaither of Edwardsville, IL, Fiancé, Lisa Henson of Worden, IL, mother, Carol Gaither of Staunton, IL, brother, Tim Gaither of Mt. Olive, IL, and sister, Anne (Justin) Crites of Staunton, IL. Several nieces and nephews, and great nieces and great nephews also survive.
Friends may call from 9 AM to 12 noon on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton. Graveside services will follow at 12:30 at Worden City Cemetery in Worden, IL with Rev. Michael Walther officiating.
Memorials are suggested to Adopt-a-Pet of Benld, IL.