By | September 6, 2020
Smokey Gaines death-obituary

David Smokey Gaines dead: Smokey Gaines cause of death – obituary – tributes

  • Date of death: September 5, 2020
  • Age: 80 year old
  • Cause of death: unknown

How did David Smokey Gaines die?

The Aztec family is sad to announce the passing of former head coach Smokey Gaines (1942-2020), who spent eight years on The Mesa.

Davita Gaines-Stewart announced his death on social media,

Our father, David “Smokey” Gaines transitione to his eternal resting place this morning. Suris: Fbruary 27, 1940 Sunset : Septemner 5, 2020.


David Smokey Gaines Obituary, funeral arrangement, any GoFundMe page

The family are yet to make public the obituary and funeral arrangements.

We are unable to confirm if a GoFundMe was created by the family/friends of the deceased at the time of this publication.

This post will be updated with more information as they are made available and public.

David Smokey Gaines tributes

Family, friends and loved ones of the deceased have taken to their social media pages to share tributes, kind words and prayer.

Our best wishes and love to the deceased’s family and friends.

Eric Musselman wrote;

RIP Smokey Gaines… had such an incredible impact on the San Diego Basketball community

Dick Vitale wrote;

I’m so saddened to just receive a call from Darryl Gaines son of David Smokey Gaines that his Dad has just passed from cancer.Smokey a Hall of Fame Harlem Globetrotter was a dear friend who played a vital role in my career while at the University of Detroit . Pls God May he RIP !

Will Jones wrote;

RIP to my 1st boss, my mentor.. The Legend David “Smokey” Gaines. This guy put me through the fire. That Fire was hot!! Apprentice to one of the Titans for Black Coaches!! What a blessing!! Thank you Coach. I will make sure I carry on!! LEGENDARY!!!

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