Monroe Franklin Gaither

May 10, 1928 ~ October 14, 2018 (age 90)
A celebration of life for Monroe Gaither will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at the Victory Baptist Church, Boonsboro, Maryland at 11:00pm, followed by a luncheon at the church. Monroe Gaither, 90, was peacefully called to heaven on Sunday, October 14, 2018. He was born to Helen (Engle) Gaither and Millard David Gaither in Frederick Maryland on May 10, 1928. Monroe grew up in Frederick Maryland and was a proud graduate of the Frederick High School class of 1945. His sister, Mary Alice Gaither Kemp, preceded him in death in 2015. Monroe was married to Betty Best Gaither and the two celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on August 29th. Monroe and Betty have two daughters, Debra Lynn Summers and husband, Dwight, (Keedysville MD) and Linda Jean Houck, and husband Paul, also of Keedysville. Monroe had one grandson, Gary Markle and wife, Alex, and two great granddaughters, Emma and Taylor all of Ashburn VA. He also had a step grandson, Paul Houck, Jr. and wife, Heather, and step great grandchildren, Camden and Carson Houck, all of Jefferson Maryland. Monroe was a member of Garretts Mill Assembly of God Church. He also served The Kairos Ministry of Maryland at MCIH and faithfully attended the “Fisherman’s Friday” Men’s Prayer Group. He was employed in the printing business all his life and he retired from Harlowe Typography Inc., Washington DC, in 1992. He served in the US Army during the Korean conflict era. An avid wood worker, Monroe liked creating things with his hands. During high school, he played trumpet in the band and was a member of the Seneca Football team. Playing golf and cheering for the New York Yankees and the Green Bay Packers were favorite sports. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown MD 21742, which was wonderful to Monroe, or to Victory Baptist Church, 8014 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, MD 21713. Arrangements were made by J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg, MD, and online condolences may be offered at,
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