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Duwaine Rains

Duwaine Rains pictureDave Duwaine Rains, better known as dad, daddy and papaw, passed away Friday,      January 1, 2021 at UT health in Tyler. He was born May 18, 1948 in Crockett to parents, Dave Edwin Rains and Dorothy Cecile Theroit Rains and was baptized at an early age in St. Martinsville, Louisiana by his Godfather, James Theriot. He was a 1966 graduate of Kennard High School and married Patricia Ross on June 21, 1969 and together they built a life and family. Duwaine worked for Nucor until retirement in 1993 and also retired from Walmart distribution center after several years of service. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and farmer. Duwaine spent his life helping others and devoting his time to his family and friends cherishing the times he spent with his children and grandchildren which he dearly loved.

Duwaine is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Patricia Rains; sons, Jeremy Rains of Crockett, Jason Rains and wife, Candace of Crockett; daughter, Jessica Murff and husband, Heath of Crockett; grandchildren, Devin Rains, Kyle Murff, Colton Rains, Alyssa Rains, Karson Murff and Coy Rains; brothers, Don Rains and wife, Carolyn, Mike Rains and wife, Kathy; sister, Marilyn Rains Turner and husband, Johnny; brother-in-law, Frank Ross and wife, Sheila, all of Crockett; special fishing and hunting buddy, adopted son, Coach Gary Hammond; special friends, Danny Edge and neighbor, Curtis Hamlin; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dave and Dorothy Rains.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Monday, January 4, 2021 at the Evergreen Memorial Park with Brother Dennis Ivey officiating.  Visitation will be prior to service.

The family has requested everyone to wear a mask and practice social distancing at the graveside service.

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  1. Dear Pattie n family
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family at this time

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this difficult time.

  3. Patti, my precious friend, I am so sorry. Words seem so deficient. You and Duwaine built a life together, full of love for your family. I wish I were there with you, my heart is right beside you always.

  4. Pattie, Jeremy, Jason and Jessica we are so sorry to hear about Duwaine. We will be praying fir you all during this time.

    Kathy, Miranda and Karen

  5. Frank and I are praying for you in your time of need. We know what a great loss this is for your love was huge. May God continue to fill your hearts with loving memories of a life full of goodness.

  6. Dear Patty and family.
    My heart is heavy for your loss. God has truly gained an angel. Love and prayers

  7. Deepest sympathies to the Rains family at this sad, sad time. I am so very sorry for you loss…
    Carol Dawson

  8. Jason Jessica and all of the Rains and Murff families I am sorry to hear about Mr Rains Look to God for comfort and y’all are in my prayers Zack

  9. Its with a saddened heart i heard of the passing of this great friend, to all the family of this kind and considerate man i wish each and all of you peace . I will always cherish Duwaines memory. God Bless you all.

  10. Our hearts are sad for you, Pattie and family. You are in our prayers as you walk through the days ahead without him. God is ever present and may you all feel His abiding love.
    Paula and John

  11. Dear Pattie,

    Praying the Holy Spirit will over shadow you with his comfort and give you his peace.

    Jim Roberts

  12. Our hearts are broken and sad. WE share your grief. Duwaine was a kind and caring man and we will miss him so much. Praying for peace and comfort for PAtti, Jeremy, Jason, Jessica and all family. We love you. Frank and Shirley Smoldas & Betty Walger.

  13. Dear Pattie and Family,
    Our hearts go out to all of you. Our prayers are sent your way to give all of you peace and comfort during this time.

  14. So saddened with the loss of my cousin, Duwaine. My thoughts, prayers, and love to Patti and family.

  15. So sorry for your loss. Keeping all of you in my prayers.

  16. So sorry to hear about the passing of your father. May our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, surround you and your family with peace and comfort and strengthen you all in the days and months ahead.

    The Micheletti’s,
    Julie, Matt & Rose

  17. Jason I am so sorry for you and your families loss. Please know that I am praying for all of y’all

  18. So sorry in the loss of Dwaine. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult, sad time. With love, Bonnie Deckard

  19. Dwaine was one of those exceptional men that I was proud to know. My heart goes out to each of his loved ones. He will be missed.
    Love y’all.

  20. Want to let you know I am praying for y’all , I know this seems unreal.
    I love yall very much. I wish I could be with all of you.
    Pattie. God will bring you thru this and he will give you
    the strength you need. I know this for sure.
    Love you Florrie Hoskins

  21. Pattie I am so sorry to hear about Duwaine. My prayers and love are with you and your sweet family.
    Sincerely, Sandy Bruce and family

  22. Our deepest sympathy to the Rains family. Never met any kinder person. Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you. June Caddenhead Currie & David Currie

  23. So very sorry to hear about Duwaine. I just saw him not long ago. Always enjoyed discussing those grandkids that he was so proud of. Our thoughts & prayers are with the Rains family at this sad time. June Caddenhead Currie & David Currie

  24. We are so sorry to hear about Duwaine.

    Sincerely Arthur and LaJuana Hartt

  25. So sorry, Pattie. Our prayers are with you and your family. God Bless. Susan and Richard Park

  26. Jessica & Family- you all are in my prayers.I’ve sat where u just sat & by God’s grace & many prayers it is getting a lil easier.Love you Jessica.🙏🙏❤️

  27. I just found out of Duwaines passing. Patty my heart goes out to you, and the rest of the family

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