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Cloverdale Cemetery ~ James 'J.R.' R. Rainey ~ part of the Marion County Cemeteries of Oregon
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Rainey, James 'J.R.' R.
LAST: Rainey FIRST: James 'J.R.' MID: R.
BORN: 26 Jan 1948 DIED: 6 Aug 2005 BURIED: 6 Aug 2005
OCCUPATION:  Logger; Mechanic
BIRTH PLACE:  Golden, McCurtain Co., Oklahoma
DEATH PLACE: Sweet Home, Linn Co., Oregon
Name of father Maxie Rainey
Maiden name of mother Dorothy Elliot
James "JR" R. Rainey
Jan. 26, 1948 — Aug. 6, 2005
James "JR" R. Rainey, 57, of Sweet Home died Saturday.
He was born in Golden, Okla., to Maxie and Dorothy (Elliott) Rainey. He was affectionately called "Junior" by his family.
JR moved to Sweet Home in 1952. He attended school in Sweet Home. He then became a logger and worked in the woods. He eventually became a log trucker and later worked in the mills. When things slowed in the logging industry, he went to school at Linn-Benton Community College, where he received degrees in business and industrial safety. He then worked for the Sweet Home bus garage as a mechanic.
He later moved to the Albany bus garage, where he met Debby. They moved to Bisbee, Ariz., and JR married Debby Schuler on Jan. 19, 1997, in Bullhead City, Ariz. They moved back to the Willamette Valley in 1998 and settled in Sweet Home in 2003.
JR loved the outdoors, especially the Cascades. He loved to hunt and fish in the area around Sweet Home. He had a reputation of being an excellent mechanic. He loved children. He was known as a man who loved the Lord and his family.
He was a member of the Brownsville Christian Church, NRA and 700 Club.
He is survived by wife Debby; children Larry Rainey of Kelso, Wash., Beverly Lucero of Sweet Home, Scott and Angela Schuler of Brownsville, and Julie and James Tatum of Albany; mother Dorothy (Rainey) Davis; sisters Mattie Speck of Albany, Margaret Duncan of Sweet Home, Ruby Webb of Oklahoma, Joyce Creb of Sweet Home, Doris Sitton of Sweet Home and Janette Wallace of California, Cathy Davis of Nevada, Anna Sue Rainey of Sweet Home, Debbie Deaton of California; grandchildren Shelby Lucero and Samantha Tatum, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father.
A service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Brownsville Christian Church. A private family burial took place at Cloverdale Community Cemetery in Turner.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mario Pastega House in care of Workman & Steckly Funeral Chapel, 1443 Long St. Sweet Home, OR 97386 (
Albany Democrat-Herald 9 Aug 2005
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AD-H 9 Aug 2005
SPACE: 4-8-2  

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