Bobby "Bob" Ray Rainey
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Bobby "Bob" Ray Rainey on January 14, 2021 at Medical center hospital in Odessa,Texas.
He was preceded in death by Jackie Rainey: wife, best friend, and love of his life. Bobby and Jackie are survived by their two children: Dianne and Rick, grandchild Kenny and his great grandchildren Bailey and Austin. He will be fondly remembered by his family: sisters Darlene and Linda, along with his brothers Ronnie, Jerry, and Larry as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and many other extended family and friends.
Bobby was born in Early, Texas in 1934, and was a graduate of Brownwood High School where he was presented with a perfect attendance award for all 12 years. He spent his life as a hard-working, loyal, faithful, dedicated and loving man. In 1955, he met Jackie and they lived in Irving before moving to Houston, and eventually returning to Odessa in 1978. Bobby spent most of his adult life in the automotive business owning several full-service gas stations in Houston and Odessa. While in Houston, he was a member of the Kiwanis club, was a Harris County Deputy Constable, and booster club president for Eisenhower High School. Bob loved his country and gospel music, restoring and customizing a 64 mustang which was featured in Street Machine Magazine, but his "pride and joy" was a 1979 El Camino which he had custom painted and modified to install 1957 Cadillac taillights. He also loved playing dominoes and cards with family, friends, and relatives. Bob had many other hobbies including woodworking, locksmithing, genealogy, and working on his computer. A small service is planned at The Flagship Inn Conference Room located on Lake Brownwood at 12:00 on Saturday, March 20, 2021.
Posted online on March 10, 2021