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Glendol Ray Rains

Glendol Ray Rains, 65, of Pikeville, passed away Tuesday, September 22, at his home.

He had battled cancer for the past two years. He was born April 18, 1950 and attended Lusk Elementary School and Bledsoe County High School. Glendol was a member of Bethel Church of Christ. He was also a Mason, a member of Dunlap Lodge #693 F. & A.M., and also a founding member of Lusk Volunteer Fire Department.

Glendol had a big heart and helped many people. He loved to work on the farm, be outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Glendol was a great husband, father, grandfather and friend to many.

He was preceded in death by his father, Amos Austin Rains; grandparents, Alfred and Maude Rains, Edd and Bessie Walker; and special uncle Charles Rains.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 43 years, Carol Harwood Rains; son Chad Austin (Heather) Rains; daughter, Penny (David) Tucker; three grandchildren, Bryce and Bryna Tucker and Justin Layne; two brothers Johnny Rains and Joel B. (Deanna) Rains; mother, Betty Rains; many aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family members and a host of friends.

Services were Friday, September 25, with Minister T. A. Smith officiating. Burial was in Collier Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sequatchie Cancer Support Network, P.O. Box 697 Dunlap, TN 37327, or your favorite charity.

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Arrangements were made by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home. 

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