Donald J. Rainey, Sr. 93, of Ball Ground, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Mesun Hospice in Lawrenceville. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at the Sosebee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Paul Carder, Chaplain Joe Burnette and grandson Todd Rainey officiating. Interment will follow in Lake Forest Memorial Park in Jasper. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. until the funeral hour.
Mr. Rainey served in the U.S. Army and was a World War II Veteran. He retired from Unisys and was a member of Concord Baptist Church, the American Legion and the Gainesville Camping Club.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Rainey; survivors include his children, Donald J. Rainey Jr. (Sammie) of Ball Ground, Mary Cobb Henderson (Jimmie) of Dawsonville, Sandra Carder (Doyle) of Cumming and Darrell Rainey (Virginia) Athens; brother, Denver Rainey of Woodstock; nine grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Sosebee Funeral Home, Canton, GA, is honored to serve the family. Sosebeefuneralhome.com 770-479-2131.