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SFC (Ret) Henry Rainey Jr.

February 15, 1941 — May 9, 2024

Clarksville

Henry Rainey Jr, affectionately known as "Jr." to his family, was born on February 15, 1941, in Luxora, Arkansas to his late parents Henry Rainey Sr. and Mrs. Georgia Mae Rainey (Word). His parents had two children, his sister Dorothy Mae Rainey, and Himself. Years after Mr. Rainey Sr. passing, Ms. Georgia met and married Mr. Joe Nathan Bailey, and this union produced 6 more siblings.

Mr. Rainey loved education. He attended and graduated from high school in West Memphis, Tennessee. Upon graduating, Mr. Rainey enlisted in the United States Army and made the military a life-long career.  He eventually retired from the Army with an honorable discharge.

He then moved to Clarksville, Tennessee where he later met his life-long companion and future wife Sharon. They fell in love and remained together until her passing.

Mr. Henry departed this life at Ahava Healthcare Nursing Home in Clarksville, Tennessee on May 9, 2024. He was preceeded in death by his wife, Sharon, grandmother; Mrs. Mary Rainey (Mama Mae) his loving mother and father, Georgia Bailey and Henry Rainey Sr. step-father Joe Nathan Bailey, brother John Bailey, and two sisters Dorothy Rainey, Kathy Bailey.

He leaves to mourn in his memories; his two sisters Blondella Davis (Duke) of Vance, SC, Queen Robson-Ross of Fayetteville, NC, his two brothers William Rainey (Catherine) of Blytheville, AR, Lathaniel Bailey (Tiny) of Blytheville, his granddaughter Kayla, a special friend Ms. Irene Richards, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


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The passing of Mr. Henry Rainey Jr. has called us together. There is no death. An angel form walks o'er the earth with silent tread, and bears our love ones away; and then we call them dead. But, they are ever near us, though unseen. Their dear immortal spirits tread. For all the boundless universe is life; there is no death. the Giver just takes back his loved ones unto Himself, after they have wrought such beautiful patterns during their sojourn here.
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