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“Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. ”
1 of 100+ | Posted by: Kristen - NC

“Shain Gandee never forgotten but dearly missed mud was life southern land is were he loved to be sweet southern down to earth buck wild boy ”
2 of 100+ | Posted by: Marie - NC - significant_other

“he was a good friend ”
3 of 100+ | Posted by: elizabeth sneed - griffithsville, WV

“Taken away to soon. .Everyday we miss you..looking up in the sky. . we see the sparkle in your eye . . your gentle heart. . and loving ways. .your...Read More »
4 of 100+ | Posted by: Bonnie - friend

“May God bless ”
5 of 100+ | Posted by: Lori New

“Leave a condolence or a memory. ”
6 of 100+ | Posted by: April-Marie Newcomb - MD

“I love u Shain and will always remember you shain you were a great boy and a great cousin to so rip in heaven love u so so much ”
7 of 100+ | Posted by: Heidi - Sissonville, WV - Cousins

“U r truly missed. Always in our hearts!!!! Every time I watched the show u had me laughing. Fly hugh ”
8 of 100+ | Posted by: Jen farris - rising sun, MD

“You are really on my mind today! I'm still in shock that all this happened. Not only today am I thinking about you, it's all the time. I miss your...Read More »
9 of 100+ | Posted by: Samantha - Sissonville, WV

“I just want to say I didn't know Shain Gandee in person but it feels like I did.I watched every single episode of Buckwild because of him.All I can...Read More »
10 of 100+ | Posted by: Constance N. Stinson - FL

“Shain Lelyn Gandee I miss you so much and,I love you ”
11 of 100+ | Posted by: Katilyn - Madison, WV

12 of 100+ | Posted by: Amber - pueblo, CO - fan

“Dear Mr. and Mrs. Gandee,My mother was born and raised in a little town right outside of Charleston. I have the fondest memories of my visits to see...Read More »
13 of 100+ | Posted by: Alley - Wash DC, DC

“Miss you Shain!!!!!! ”
14 of 100+ | Posted by: Barbara Davis and Kiara Tolson - WV

“I pray to this day that god is with Loretta n Dale, as well as the entire Gandee family. I could never fathom the pain of loosing a beautiful,...Read More »
15 of 100+ | Posted by: Molly

“I first found out yesterday about his death when I googled the buckwild show wanting to know more about the upcoming new season 2. I want to send my...Read More »
16 of 100+ | Posted by: Robert Williamson - Tampa, FL

“Dear Gandee Family, I am so sorry for your loss of Shain Lelyn Gandee. I'm sure he was a great man. ...Read More »
17 of 100+ | Posted by: chelsea devins - rand, WV - no

“May God Bless Shain's family and friends. I was a huge fan of Buckwild - I was hooked after watching it for 5 minutes - looked forward to Thursday...Read More »
18 of 100+ | Posted by: Mike - Clear Spring, MD - fan

“To the Gandee family, I am truly sorry to hear of your son's untimely departure. Although I did not have the privledge to personally meet him, I...Read More »
19 of 100+ | Posted by: April-Marie Newcomb - MD

“You don't know me but I think your son was an awesome person and made the show what it was. I was deeply saddened by his untimely death and cannot...Read More »
20 of 100+ | Posted by: alex hodges - jesup, GA - fan

“May you keep Shains memory close to your heart every single day... He will always be the sunshine on your face and the breeze in your hair. From a...Read More »
21 of 100+ | Posted by: Sheila Lindhorst - Safford, AZ

“I never met Shain in person. I saw him on the show and just wanted to say how truly sorry I am for your loss and I am praying for the Gandee family...Read More »
22 of 100+ | Posted by: Cassie - houston, TX

23 of 100+ | Posted by: kelley - SC

“I watched buckwild all the time just for the laughs that shain gave me. He will be remembered on the west coast (Portland,Or). I hope he's at peace. ”
24 of 100+ | Posted by: Zackary kling - Beaverton, OR

“Missing you dearly and I love you very much, our birthdays are 15 day apart. R.I.P shain ”
25 of 100+ | Posted by: Tia - Norcross, GA - Fan

“Prayers to all the family and friends. He was a wonderful man full of energy and love. He will be greatly missed and always in everyones' hearts. He...Read More »
26 of 100+ | Posted by: Julie Simmons - Parkersburg, WV

“Truely sorry for the loss of Shain. We watched the show and he seemed just down to earth and loveable. We took to him very quickly. He has made my...Read More »
27 of 100+ | Posted by: Cheryl Liesman - New Braunfels, TX

“I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the...Read More »
28 of 100+ | Posted by: Brenda Darcy - Rushville, IN

“I am so sorry for the loss, I didn't know Shain personally, but just watching him on tv is such a wonderful memory. He was the star of the show and...Read More »
29 of 100+ | Posted by: shelby - Lewisburg, TN

“my heart goes out to you dale and loretta . i heard the tragic news and watched for the first time Buckwild all 12 episodes on April 14th. You both...Read More »
30 of 100+ | Posted by: jill taylor - middlesex, NJ - fan

“I did not know Shain personally but like many other fans, he entertained and inspired me. I have a very stressful life along with serious health...Read More »
31 of 100+ | Posted by: Star - Harpers Ferry, WV

“Rest Well Young Lad, Your spirit was huge and bright, kind hearted and sweet. And i only know you from a tv show, i can only imagine how amazing you...Read More »
32 of 100+ | Posted by: Tracey - Merrickville ON Canada

“Im very sorry for you lost. I didn't know him personally but he didn't just light up a room he lit up north America when buckwild was on.My...Read More »
33 of 100+ | Posted by: Dina - waterford, MI - fan

“I only know Shain from watching the show but I could see that he was a person who never had a bad thing to say about anyone and it seemed like...Read More »
34 of 100+ | Posted by: Hank - Yardley, PA

“I was a huge fan of Buckwild. Didn't miss a single episode. Shain was by far my favorite person on there. He was so funny & done some of the craziest...Read More »
35 of 100+ | Posted by: Keshia Elkins - Wellston, OH

“i love the show Buckwild and Shain is my favorite person. i will miss him dearly. he is resting with the angels above us and he will be miss alot. I...Read More »
36 of 100+ | Posted by: chelsea marceleno - narrows, VA

“R.I.P. SHAIN!! I dnt know u but i felt like i lost a best friend just from watching buckwild i still cry when i see your pictures and the episode...Read More »
37 of 100+ | Posted by: Katie - Brooklyn, NY

“I felt like I knew Shain from watching Buckwild. He was my favorite because of his contagious personality. I wish I could have known him personally....Read More »
38 of 100+ | Posted by: Kate Dorner - Marcellus, MI

“Im very sorry for your loss i really loved shain he was a vreat person i loved buckwild my god bless u all and comfort u all your in my thoughts and...Read More »
39 of 100+ | Posted by: Tonjia garretson - Coal city, WV

“We are so very sorry for your tragic loss. We did not know him personally but what an amazing personality he had. May God be with you all. ”
40 of 100+ | Posted by: The Dunnings - IA

41 of 100+ | Posted by: tammi leuck - boise, ID

“I didn't personally know Shain, but you get to know someone by watching them on TV. He seemed like an amazing person. My thoughts and prayers go out...Read More »
42 of 100+ | Posted by: Suz Parks - NJ

“Well hi I'mmma. Start off by saying I'm sorry for your lost and I was a good fan of shain i love watching buckwild cause he is the most outrageous...Read More »
43 of 100+ | Posted by: MarQuishaMilam - Hornlake, MS

“Im so sorry for your loss. May God be with your family and may he rest in peace <3 ”
44 of 100+ | Posted by: kendra - russell springs, KY

“Deat Dale, Loretta and the entire Gandee Family and friends, My heart felt condolences go out to all of you. I was heartbroken when I heard of your...Read More »
45 of 100+ | Posted by: moni - mentor, OH - fan

“Hi Gandee family, as a fan of Buckwild. I saw the crazy, free spirit of Shain. Buckwild was my favorite show, thanks to Shain. I have always wanted...Read More »
46 of 100+ | Posted by: Arielle - Munith, MI - loving fan

“No matter what anyone said your smile could light up a room, you where so funny. Keep that bright spirit up while you look down on your friends &...Read More »
47 of 100+ | Posted by: Caitlyn Smith - Hillsville, VA

“So sorry for the gandee family loss...god now has another angel dancing in heaven...shain was the star of the show...the only one who made me laugh ...Read More »
48 of 100+ | Posted by: sandra davila - hainesport, NJ

“My heart breaks for Dale & Loretta... I pray that Yall find peace.. Shain was an amazing man full of life and good ol country boy morals.. He is...Read More »
49 of 100+ | Posted by: Tiffany Chilton - Reidsville, NC

“I didn't know Shain, only through my Grand daughter Kaitlyn. I am Praying for Comfort for his Mom & Dad...I wish there was something I could say or...Read More »
50 of 100+ | Posted by: Rita Devins - Charleston, WV

“So sorry for your loss. I have a pink camp blazer and love to go muffin, so anytime the off-roading community loses someone it is hard to deal with....Read More »
51 of 100+ | Posted by: mindy - amarillo, TX - fan

“R.i.p. Shain<3 ”
52 of 100+ | Posted by: Vanessa - Birdsboro, PA - Fan!!

“i miss you shain R.I.P Gone but never forgotten ”
53 of 100+ | Posted by: Kc OddFuture Channell - FL

“I was a fan of Shain Gandee. I will never forget Shain Gandee the he always had on the show Buckwild. ”
54 of 100+ | Posted by: Tyler Tate - Cana, VA - fan

“I did not know Shain personally, but from the moment I saw him on tv I could not keep from smiling and enjoying his personality, I just wanted to ...Read More »
55 of 100+ | Posted by: Lajanda Byrd - Newark, NJ - Fan

“Such a loss, he acted as such a joker and the show, and the way he was so sweet and so young, its unbelievable, that he died. He'll be having fun in...Read More »
56 of 100+ | Posted by: Genna Carr - England

“Shain was a beautiful soul, thank you for sharing your life with your fans. May you rest in peace, praying that your family is comforted by the fact...Read More »
57 of 100+ | Posted by: Maria Jacks - St Clair Shores, MI

“Shain lit up the show with his love of life and his friendly, beautiful smile and sounding voice! He was a man's man with a love of woman, hunting...Read More »
58 of 100+ | Posted by: Kimberley brinn - Mt laurel, NJ

“So very sorry for your loss. We all fell in love with Shain on BuckWild and it won't be the same without him. Didn't know him but would have loved to. ”
59 of 100+ | Posted by: kimberly brown - clifton forge, VA

“Shain was the reason why I watched Buckwild, he was so full of life and always had a good time. That's the reason why he was one of my favorites, it...Read More »
60 of 100+ | Posted by: Jessica - Longview, WA - #1 Fan!!

“Rest In Peace, Its Time To Make Everyonr Laugh Up There As You DiD Down HerE ..Peace Be With Your Mom And dad..My Heart Felt Condolences To The family ”
61 of 100+ | Posted by: Marty - Gauyier, MS - friend

“He was loved by so many and will be missed. May god bless your family at this time. ”
62 of 100+ | Posted by: Kristen - New York, NY - Fan

“I watched Buckwild and you knew Shain was the one America would love to watch. A simple hardworking young man and entrepreneur like with the...Read More »
63 of 100+ | Posted by: Coutud - CT

“My sincere condolences to Shain's family and friends. I only watched the show a few times, but I was touched by Shain's sweet nature and his fun...Read More »
64 of 100+ | Posted by: Dana - NJ

“Shain, The candle's not camo, but i picked the green one. I figured it was close enough. I did not know you personally, but from watching you on t.v....Read More »
65 of 100+ | Posted by: Nicole M.

“Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your sweet boy. We did not know Shain or his family but watched him faithfully on Buckwild and...Read More »
66 of 100+ | Posted by: Kim Bachtel and Family - Elkhart, IN

“i am so sorry for your loss RIP shain ”
67 of 100+ | Posted by: karen - cyclone, WV - im a fan

68 of 100+ | Posted by: ROBERT MUNDAY - AR

“Our deepest sympathy for the family and friends. He gave us great laughs when we watched the show. Wish we knew him personally as a friend. So sad...Read More »
69 of 100+ | Posted by: Stephanie - Cleveland, OH - fan

“My prayers go out to the family of shain gandee i didnt no shain personally i only seen him on tv he will be missed dearly may god be with him and...Read More »
70 of 100+ | Posted by: Melissa Simpson

“As a full time worker, mother of two, stepmother of one, and wife, I barely have time for television, but Shain's love of life, family, and friends...Read More »
71 of 100+ | Posted by: Mina Jay - IL - Stranger / Fan

“I am sorry for your loss and m thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
72 of 100+ | Posted by: Tasha Chipps - clarksburg, WV

“RIP Shain. What a sweetheart and funny too. They are gonna love you in heaven! ”
73 of 100+ | Posted by: Kimbo - Jacksonville, AR - Fan

“shain gandee will be missed i we has your fans will never get over this shain gone but not forgotten ”
74 of 100+ | Posted by: patty walters - mt.croghan, SC

“The kind and gentle person he was, I'm sure the one who made him, realized how special he was, to be left in the midst of this cruel world. He...Read More »
75 of 100+ | Posted by: R - GA

“Sending Prayers! ”
76 of 100+ | Posted by: Wendy - Chester, VA

“I'm so sorry for your loss! It is such a difficult thing to be faced with,I will be praying for you today & everyday to come. Love Always! ”
77 of 100+ | Posted by: Tiffany Sargent - Grundy, VA

“Praying for the family. May you find peace and comfort. I watched Buck Wild and Shain was one of my favorites. So sorry for your loss. God Bless ”
78 of 100+ | Posted by: Sue - Tracy, CA

“though i didn't know your son i think of him everyday, my heart is heavy for your family, i think the world is now and forever touched by your angel....Read More »
79 of 100+ | Posted by: Bonnie Spence - Logan, OH - None

“Just to let yall know my boys went mudding in honor of Shain, We really enjiy how he was full of life, the sweetest young man that our lord bought to...Read More »
80 of 100+ | Posted by: Shelley Mann - Portee, TX - A fan

“You remind me so much of someone I know, the first time I seem you on the today show I said I'm going to watch is such a shame you went why to...Read More »
81 of 100+ | Posted by: Barb Edwards - Fabius, NY - A Fan

“May God be with the family and friends during this difficult time. RIP Shain Gandee. ”
82 of 100+ | Posted by: Kevin&Amber Blankenbeckler - KY

83 of 100+ | Posted by: ROBERT IOVINO - WARWICK, RI - FAN

84 of 100+ | Posted by: margaret bowers - greenvile, PA

“I'll never forget you Shain! I loved you on the show... you were always so sweet and kind hearted. May you rest in peace with the Lord. ”
85 of 100+ | Posted by: Amy Vanderstelt - Linden, CA

“R.I.P Shain You Where Awesome On Buckwild. We MIss You ”
86 of 100+ | Posted by: Taylor Edwards - cambridge, OH

“I'm sure no words can heal your pain! He was such an amazing soul, so apparent!!! He is with Jesus now, They needed someone in Heaven to make them...Read More »
87 of 100+ | Posted by: Lisa Rainer - CA, Santa Cruz, CA

“I am so sorry for your lost, Shain made me laugh from my living room so I can only imagine how much he meant to you all. He seemed to be a real...Read More »
88 of 100+ | Posted by: Tracy Dobson - Hagerstown, MD

“I just wanted to give my condolences. Although I did not know him personally, I really enjoyed his "free spirit" on the tv show. He seemed to have...Read More »
89 of 100+ | Posted by: Kristen - GA - fan of him on tv

“God bless the Gandee family on the loss of their child. ”
90 of 100+ | Posted by: Michelle Liakakis - Savannah, GA

“My son, Jake is 18, and watched your son on Buckwild. He was his favorite for his outgoing and friendly attitude. We lost our daughter Skye in...Read More »
91 of 100+ | Posted by: Gina johnson - Powder springs, GA

“You touched so many people who only knew you through the show. Not many people can make an impact like that without even truly meeting them. Your...Read More »
92 of 100+ | Posted by: Amy - IA

“sorry ur loss US in Iowa will always keep shain and his family on are prayers love u guys the wilsons ”
93 of 100+ | Posted by: david - des Moines, IA

“sorry for ur loss US in Iowa will always ne thinking of shain and the family live you guys the wilsons ”
94 of 100+ | Posted by: david - des Moines, IA

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the Gandee family and close friends. He seemed to light up everyones world. Gandee rest in peace bud and you will...Read More »
95 of 100+ | Posted by: Cookson - St. Catharines, NY

“Shain had a huge impact on a lot of people. He was a fun outgoing guy. His memories will be with us always and forever. May you rest in peace Shain....Read More »
96 of 100+ | Posted by: sandra - wautoma, WI - shains fan

“just wanted to say this is so sad,and i hate that this happened.may god get you all thru this. ”
97 of 100+ | Posted by: cherie sizemore - mt airy, NC

“sorry for you loss ”
98 of 100+ | Posted by: tonya smith - fancy gap, VA

“Loretta & Dale, Thank You for allowing us the opportunity to know your son....from "your home" to "our Living rooms..." A free spirit he was. May...Read More »
99 of 100+ | Posted by: debra smith - terra alta, WV

“my prayers go out to the family of shain ”
100 of 100+ | Posted by: pat ward - magnolia, KY

Shain Lelyn "Gandee Candy" Gandee was born on November 1, 1991 and went home to be with our Lord and Savior on April 1, 2013.
Shain was a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church.
Preceding him in death were his two Grandpa's who he loved more than anything, Jackie Lee Gandee and Robert Eugene Pauley.
Shain loved to four wheel, loved anything that involved mud, wheels and motors.
He was an avid hunter and loved to make people laugh "Cause its 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 Callahon; niece, Charity Callahan; two grandma's Bessie Thaxton Gandee, and Joan Shafer. Many aunts, uncles, cousins and most of all, his girlfriend and the love of his life Kansas Whiting.
Funeral Services will be 2:00 PM Sunday April 7, 2013 at the Charleston Municipal Auditorium, 224 Virginia Street East, 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 11:00 AM until service time on Sunday. Everyone is encouraged to wear CAMO.
In Lieu of flowers the family requests donations in Shain's name to: – 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, Maryland 20814.
The family will accept Memorial online condolences at: or
Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Gandee Family