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John T. Rainwater "Sonny"

April 20, 1939 — April 25, 2024


John "Sonny" Thomas Rainwater, 85, passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2024. Celebration of Life Service will be held Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at 11 a.m. at Lyons Chapel Baptist Church. interment will follow at the City of Lubbock Cemetery under the direction of Griffin Mortuary. Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 30, 2024, from 4 pm to 6 pm at Griffin Mortuary. John “Sonny” Thomas Rainwater was born to Mary Tucker and Nora Powell on April 20, 1939.  John attended public school in Slaton, Texas.  John was a dedicated worker, he worked at Harris and Thrust now currently Scotts Manufacturing for 65 years, from 1958 until he retired in January 2023.

John met Bertha Jones in which they were united in marriage on December 3, 1960. John was baptized and attended Lyons Chapel Baptist Church. John was a very quiet man, a man of very few words.  So when he spoke everyone listened.  John’s hobbies were fishing, racing cars and watching the Dallas Cowboys.  John enjoyed traveling and by traveling, he was the main driver!   John enjoyed watching a good old western movie.  He loved working in his garden out in Wolfforth in which he had pecan trees, peach trees, greens, black-eye peas along with plenty of other fruits and vegetables(as always everyone was welcome to go pick their share).  Now, as far as his yard, he had that green thumb winning yard of the month.
Predeceased in death by:  parents: Nora Powell and Mary Trucker, Sons: Malcolm Rainwater, Sr and Craig Gardner.

Survived by:  wife: Bertha of 63 years; sons: Selwyn (Bennie), John (Catiana); daughter: Sherry (Melvin) Adams; sister: Ruby Phenix: brother:  Billy Tucker; grandchildren: Lamar, Tyron, Treveus, Malcolm, Jr, Jaylen, Keetron, Gary, Xavier, Kerry John, Jiamond, Champell, and Casheena; great-great grandchildren-31, great-great-great-Grand-1, a host of other relatives and friends.
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Wednesday, May 1, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Lyons Chapel Baptist Church

1704 E 24th St, Lubbock, TX 79404

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