Frederick "Gene" Eugene Rainey

December 8, 1944 ~ September 4, 2020 (age 75)


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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September 9, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Jerry Spears Funeral Home
2693 W Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43204

Funeral Mass
September 10, 2020

9:30 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
584 West Broad
Columbus, OH 43204

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