Retired Staff Sergeant Leroy Rainey

Published 3:00 pm Tuesday, February 26, 2013

RICE, February 26 – Retired Staff Sergeant Leroy Rainey was born on December 11, 1927 to the late Saul and Annie Rainey in Henderson, NC. He departed this life on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at Centra Southside Community Hospital. He retired from the U.S. Army after 21 years of service.

He leaves to cherish his loving memory, his wife, Gladys Juliette Rainey; sister, Bernice Christian; three children, the twins, Tim Rainey (Michele) and Terry Rainey (April), and Tracey Campbell (Wendell); three stepchildren, Carrol Lionel Allen, Cathy Allen-Williams (Dennis), and Cheryl Lee (Clarence), who he always referred to as “his children”; eight grandchildren, Eboni, Chad, Alta, Miles, Mia, Kiera, Da'Mari, and Lailah; three sisters-in-law, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, nine brothers and two sisters.

A funeral service was held on Tuesday, February 26, at Carl U. Eggleston Funeral Home with interment at the Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Amelia.

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Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Carl U. Eggleston Funeral Home, Farmville, served the family.