Frederick Eugene "Gene" Rainey age 75 passed away Friday September 4, 202 at Riverside Hospital. Gene was born December 8, 1944 in Meridian Mississippi. He was a 1964 graduate of Franklin Heights High School where he was a standout baseball player and had a couple Major League teams reach out to him as a prospect. Following High School Gene began working in the Printing industry. He worked his way up to being the Plant Manager , and then on to the sales department. He retired form Bindery Specialists at the age of 64. Member Oakhurst Country Club; Gene was also an avid golfer, fisherman, card player and most of all loved watching his children and grandchildren play sports. He was a loving husband, Father, and Grandfather. He will be dearly missed. Preceded in death by parents, Willie and Margie Rainey. Survived by wife of 43 years Susan Rainey; children, Robert E. Rainey, Jody L. (Bill Holycross) Rainey, Julie ( Greg) Salvato, Richard (Becky) Schnarr, and Karrie E. (Joseph Estep) Rainey; Grandchildren, Gavin Rainey, Peyton Filby, Kayla Morris, Richard IV and Ryan Schnarr, Robbie Fischer, and Nick and Luke Salvato; sister, Brenda (Bill) Weber; numerous other nieces, nephews and friends. Friends may call at Jerry Spears Funeral Home with Crematory 2693 W. Broad St Wednesday 5-7 PM. Funeral Mass 9:30 am Thursday at Holy Family Catholic Church 584 W. Broad St . Fr. Stash Dailey celebrant.
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