L. Gary Rainey
October 7, 1955 - December 21, 2018
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Gary Rainey, 63, passed away December 21, 2018 after a short fight with cancer, in Ruston surrounded by his family. He was a son, brother, father, grandfather, uncle and father-figure to so many. He spent most of his 63 years visiting with friends, surveying in the woods, and making people laugh. Gary was preceded in…

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Laney left a message on February 9, 2019:
I have a high intuition. Just now googled Gary's obituary because I felt he passed away. Sadly, it's true. I'm an old friend from Texas and have spent countless hours talking with Gary on the phone. Visits here and there. He was a good Soul. A humorous and spirited man. He loved his daughters VERY much and always spoke so lovingly of them both, and his grandkids. He was a great friend and I will miss him dearly. I'll see you in heaven Gary, when it's my time. We can joke and laugh just like always. Dang Gary, I can only be happy that you have beautiful peace now with God. And, you're with your loving parents. You are a Godly man. I'm certain you're at Peace. My condolences to your entire family.
Lorissa Owens left a message on December 27, 2018:
Sorry not to be able to make the services due to weather. My deepest condolences to your family. Gary had the biggest heart of anyone I know & will miss his great smile & laugh. I’m still in disbelief. Such a kind person & always bragging & showing pictures of your girls. Fly big my friend, you will be missed.
Dean Simpson left a message on December 27, 2018:
Debbie, I am so sorry about Gary. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Vicki McGuire left a message on December 27, 2018:
Debbie, I'm so very sorry about Gary. I do how hard it is to lose a sibling. Please know that you're in my thoughts and prayers. Blessings.
Karen Rotondi left a message on December 26, 2018:
Sorry for your loss
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Holley Hilburn left a message on December 26, 2018:
I wanted to express my profound grief and support Gary’s family. He was truly a wonderful friend and genuine, caring man. My boys loved him dearly. With love to entire family and may God give you strength and support in the days ahead . Sincerely, Holley
Al Williamson left a message on December 25, 2018:
Debbie I'm so sorry for your loss of a brother, I always enjoyed being around Gary anytime we would run into ech other, he was always so upbeat and a cutup, he will be missed by many. My condolences to you and his daughters.
Chip left a message on December 25, 2018:
Debbie, I am so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of growing up with you and Gary. The neighborhood parties, the wiffleball games, the walks around the block, kick the can, SPUD, the list goes on. It was a great childhood and the Rainey family was a big part of it. You and Gary’s family are in my thought and prayers.
Andy and Janice Varino left a message on December 25, 2018:
We are so sorry. Praying for all the family.
JJ left a message on December 24, 2018:
My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Rainey for your loss. No doubt he lived a very full life, loved his family, and I know you will miss him dearly. I hope you can draw comfort from Gods word, as I have, where He promises us that there is going to be a resurrection and that we can be reunited with our loved ones again - right here on the earth. (John 5:28,29; Psalms 37:9,10) If you’d like to read more comforting thoughts from Gods word, and his plan for our future, please visit the Bible based website - jw.org.
Mike Duty left a message on December 24, 2018:
Respected, honored and loved by all his fellow surveyors. The profession will greatly miss him. He always knew the next step to be taken. Those of us left feel a great responsibility to carry own the positive attitude and resilience he exemplified.
Tom Lomax left a message on December 24, 2018:
RIP, my old friend friend....You will be missed by many....I always loved catching up with you & Boo Tatum when I was back home....I will never forget all the laughs & good times we had sitting around BooBoo ‘s kitchen table....Loved you, old buddy.....
Lucero left a message on December 24, 2018:
King David wrote about our Creator, Jehovah: "Trust in him at all times, O people. Before him pour out your heart. God is a refuge for us." Speaking about himself, David wrote: "This afflicted one called, and Jehovah himself heard. And out of all his distresses he saved him." In all the distressing situations that he lived through, David always prayed to God for help, and Jehovah always came to his aid. David knew from experience that God would support him and help him to endure.
keats everett left a message on December 24, 2018:
jan, anna, natalie and family,i am grateful to have known gary for the years I did. I remember seeing him around holidays and remember his hospitality, conversations we had and his sense of humor. i will miss him and know that he is busy "surveying" a better place. godspeed to gary and peace to your family.
Kilpatrick Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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