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Donald Dean Rains

Donald Dean Rains
October 31, 1931 - October 4, 2017

Donald Dean Rains passed away on October 4, 2017 at the age of 85. He was born on October 31, 1931 in Valley View, Texas to Isaac and Ola (Churchman) Rains. Services will be Friday, October 6 at 2:00 in the Chapel of Lunn Funeral Home in Wichita Falls with his nephew, Kenny Frazier officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery in Iowa Park, Texas under the direction of Lunn's Colonial Funeral Home.
Don began his life on Halloween and this holiday fully typified his life with his love of playing games, a desire for sweets and his constant joking, humor and teasing. He was a jack of all trades and the Go-To person for his family and a great influence to many. Flowers bloomed and flourished when he planted them, birds came to dine when he fed them and people listened when he spoke. He learned carpentry skills working with Mr. Mc., and buildings and projects took instant shape when Don used his saw, hammer and nails.
Donald was a servant. He served our country as a Sergeant in the United States Army at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. He retired a Sergeant from the Wichita Falls Police Department after 32 years of active duty. Donald graduated in June, 1974 from the Detective School taught by the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. He previously was a deacon at Lamar Baptist Church and an officer of Swinging Stars Square Dance Club.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Shirley Jean Rains, his parents, two sisters, Dorothy Barton and Bobbie Davis, and brother John Allen Rains.
He is survived by his children, Donna Bell and husband Barry of Ruidoso, New Mexico; Dr. Larry Rains and wife Chris of Wichita Falls; Dana Hopson of Bowie, Texas; his brother Billie Rains of Vernon, Texas; grandchildren Dr. Jeremy White and wife Tabitha of North Richland Hills; Dr. Lauren Rains of Wichita Falls; Josh White of Bowie; Matthew Bell and Melissa Bell of Wichita Falls; great-grandchildren Jaxon White, Cohen and Garner White and Liam Aliyu; and very special friend, Sara Davis.
His nurturing, loving and happy disposition will be missed by all who knew him.