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Mr. William "Bill" Rainey, Jr. Obituary


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“Kathleen, I was so sorry to hear of Billy's passing. We don't see each other very much anymore but just wanted you to know that you and your family...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Darlene Cassell

“Dear Family, So very sorry for your loss. Bill was a fine young man and I know that he is so happy in God's Heaven with his loved ones there. ...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Verra Jayne Marsh - Spartanburg, SC

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Bill was an inspiration to everyone one at Bosch and will be greatly missed. ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: Dean and Ramona McCrider - SC

“I'm so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I enjoyed working with him very much. He and I had a lot of laughs together at work and we talked about the...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Allen Stone - Piedmont, SC

“so sorry to hear of billy's bassing, we had great times as kids at granpa's house on sundays where we all met for dinner and playing in the yards. ...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: ricky browning - boiling springs, SC

“I am sorry to hear that Billy has past on. If you need anything Kathleen just e-mail me. It seems like another lifetime that we was friends in high...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Dianne Haynes Adcox - abbeville, SC

“Our thoughts and Prayers are with the Family. God Bless You. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Brenda Schultz Simpson/Charles D.Simpson - SC

“KATHLENE AND FAMILY, YOU'RE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. MAY GOD WRAP HIS ARMS AROUND YOU IN THIS TIME FOR EXTRA STRENGHT AND COMFORT DURING THIS TIME...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: MYRTLE W. COWARD - SALEM, SC

“The world should be in mourning for such a terrible loss. Billy was the sweetest most gentle person with a heart of gold! I will never forget his...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Teresa Fricks - Greeenville, SC

“So sorry for your loss. I worked with Kathlene and Bill both at Bosch. Bill was a quality individual who always did a good job. He worked hard. I...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: John Gray - Anderson, SC

“The world lost a really good person Thursday with Billy's passing. It's so hard to understand 'the why'. We remember his smile and he always...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Don and Donna Rainey - Easley, SC


William W. Rainey, Jr.

Pickens – William Wilson (Bill) Rainey, Jr., 52, husband of Kathlene Edens Rainey, passed from this life Thursday, January 31, 2013 at Rainey Hospice House in Anderson.

Bill, Jr. was born in Charleston, SC, a son of William Wilson Rainey, Sr. and Sue Cole Rainey of Dacusville. He was employed with Bosch in Anderson and he was an independent Baptist. Bill, Jr. served his country proudly in the National Guard, the U. S. Army, and then the U. S. Marines during Desert Storm with 100 hours of combat. He later served in the U.S.M.C. Ready Reserves. He was a member of the American Legion, The U. S. Air Force Association, and The Marine Corps League.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Kathlene Rainey, his parents, sons, Robert and Shawn Rainey both of Pickens, brother, Barry Rainey of Simpsonville, and sister, Sonya Fields of Ft. Inn.

Funeral services will be conducted 2 PM Monday in the chapel of Dillard Funeral Home in Pickens with burial following at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 PM Monday at the funeral home.

A message of condolence may be expressed to the family by visiting www.DillardFunerals.com

The family is at the home.

Memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society, 154 Milestone Way
Greenville, SC 29615 or to any other cancer research association.

Dillard Funeral Home
Pickens, SC