Tommie Joe Rains

Tommie Joe Rains
October 12, 1931 - August 1, 2019

Services for Tommie Rains will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 5, 2019 at Mt. Sylvan Baptist Church, with visitation starting at 9:00 a.m. A graveside service will be held at Williams Cemetery in Garland at 3:00 p.m. Jon Woodruff will be officiating, with Pastor Jordan Martin assisting.
Tommie Joe Rains was born October 12, 1931 in Dallas Co. to the late D. Minton Rains and Della Smith Rains. He had been a resident of Lindale for 26 years, formerly living in Garland and Wolfe City. He was a 1949 graduate of Garland High School, and a retail store owner. He ran the Western Auto in Wolfe City and Beltline Lawn Mower in Richardson for many years. Tommie was a member of Mt. Sylvan Baptist Church and loved horses and raising cattle. He and Ann loved boating! Tommie was a water-ski instructor extraordinaire for his children, grandchildren, and all of their friends.
Tommie passed away at the age of 87 on August 1, 2019 in Lindale.
Survivors include the love of his life for 68 years, Ann Taylor Rains of Lindale; children, Mike Rains of Sachse, Jo Ann London of Cypress; Kim Whiteside (Curt) of Sachse, and Nancy Bergbower (Danny) of Lindale; grandchildren, Melanie Rouser (Kevin), Jason London, DeAnn Place (Bobby), Katie Whiteside, and Amanda Barkley (Nick); and great-grandchildren, Mason Rouser, Karlee Rouser, Rollin Place, Kaydan Barkley, and Trenten Barkley.
If desired, memorials may be made to Mt. Sylvan Baptist Church,13073 TX-110 N Tyler, Texas 75704 .