Jason Wayne Rainey

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Jason Wayne Rainey, a former resident of Eureka Springs, died Feb. 22 at Saline Memorial Hospital in Benton.

Jason was born Aug. 10, 1970 in Clarksville. He was the manager of a Benton restaurant and a Christian.

He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents Calvin Cordell and Billie Ruth Russell and paternal grandmother Laura Rainey.

His survivors include his parents, James Rainey of Knoxville and Shirley Russell Rainey of Clarksville; grandfather Glenn Rainey of Knoxville; a brother, Rick Galvin of Mayflower; a sister, Jamie Rainey of Clarksville; partner Jay Reid of Benton; his favorite nephew, Dawson Rainey of Clarksville; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Jason was a 1989 graduate of Lamar High School and a 1995 graduate of Arkansas Tech University where he received Bachelor's and Master's degrees in political science. He was a licensed real estate agent, funeral director and phlebotomist.

He enjoyed life and lived everyday to the fullest no matter where he was at. He owned several businesses, including the White Street Cafe and Can You Dig It in Eureka Springs.

He will be truly missed by many, including his adored cat, Felix.

A celebration of his life was held at his graveside on Feb. 24 at the Hartman Cemetery in Hartman. Memorials or cards may be sent to 705 Vine St., Clarksville, AR 72830.