John Robbins Rainey, age 64, of Ski Acres Drive, Blowing Rock, passed away Saturday afternoon, April 12, 2014, at the home of his sister in Blowing Rock.

John touched many lives in his short 64 years. He invested time in developing relationships that grew into meaningful friendships. At every opportunity he expressed his love for his family and those he held dear. He never met a problem he could not solve. He was dedicated to his work and his customers. He spread joy, laughter, kindness, and love to all people he encountered. He loved his church, his family including five wonderful grandchildren, these beautiful mountains, his cherished friends, and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons.

John is survived by two daughters, Andrea Rainey Stuart and husband Jeff of Memphis, Tennessee, and Lara Rainey Stanley and husband Jason of Warner Robbins, Georgia; one granddaughter, Hailey Stuart of Memphis; four grandsons, Andrew Swords and Jackson Stuart, both of Memphis, Carson Stanley and Bryson Stanley, both of Warner Robbins; one sister, Linda Campbell and husband Lance of Blowing Rock; one step-niece, Marin Campbell of Flagstaff, Arizona, and one step-nephew, Curtis Campbell of Gainesville, Florida.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Foy William Rainey and Pemberton Robbins Rainey.

Memorial services for John Robbins Rainey will be conducted Thursday afternoon, April 17, 2014, at 2:00 o'clock, at First Presbyterian Church of Boone. Officiating will be Reverend Joel Long.

The family will receive friends, at the church, following the memorial service.

Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made the First Presbyterian Church of Boone, 131 Big Valley Street, Boone, North Carolina, 28607.

Online condolences may be sent to the Rainey family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.


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