Obituary: James Harold Rains

James Harold Rains
James Harold Rains

Services for James Harold Rains, 74, of Brownsboro, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 at Eubank Chapel with Bro. Lee Evans, Bro. Bob Sexton, and Bro. Danny Bristow officiating, under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home, Canton.

Burial will be in Haven of Memories, Canton, Texas. He passed away Feb. 6, 2013 in Tyler, Texas.

Mr. Rains was born Nov. 5, 1938 in Florence, Ala., to Harold “Jack” and Bessie Cramer Rains.

James grew up in Rogersville, Ala. and served in the National Guard for two years and then four years in the Navy where he was a Crash Fire Rescue Fire Fighter on the USS Bon Homme Richard (A CVA 31). James lived in Tyler from 1957 until 1991 when he moved to Chandler. He was a member of the West Lake Baptist Church of Chandler, the Odd Fellows, and the American Tae Kwon Do Association where he earned a first degree black belt. He was a Union Steward at TRANE. He enjoyed fishing and was a Bass Tournament Fisherman with the Bass TRANE Club and retired after 30 years at TRANE.

James was preceded in death by his parents; brother Johnny Rains; sister and brother-in-law, Sarah and Jim White; uncle Levoy Rains; cousins Galen and Sara Rains; mother-in-law Rosie Martin.

Surviving are wife of 46 years, Ray Rains of Brownsboro; son John and Melissa Rains of Brownsboro; grandson Maxwell Rains; grandson Hank Rains; sister Ellen Rains of Rogersville, Ala.; sister Gladys Goode of Lawton, Okla.

Pallbearers are Corey Rains, Scott Bell, Brad Smith, Duane Sweitzer, and Lou Turner.

Family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd. Tyler, TX 75701, Tyler; or, Fire Fighter’s Cancer Awareness & Relief Effort (CARE) c/o Tyler Fire Administration 1718 W. HoustonTyler, TX 75702.