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Orville Rainwater

October 31, 1926 — June 29, 2018

Gibson City - Orville D. "Doc" Rainwater, 91, of Gibson City died at 12:15 am on Friday, June 29, 2018 at Gibson Area Hospital - Annex in Gibson City.
Visitation will be held 10-11:00 am on Friday, July 6, 2018 at New Beginnings Christian Church, 925 IL Route 47 in Gibson City, with memorial service at 11:00. The Rev. Nick Carlson officiating.
Burial with military honors will follow at the Drummer Township Cemetery. Rosenbaum Funeral Home in Gibson City is assisting the family with arrangements.
Mr. Rainwater was born on October 31, 1926 in Casey County, Kentucky a son of Durham and Hattie (Vest) Rainwater. He married Marcieda "Jo" Roy on August 26, 1949 in Crawford, Arkansas, she died on November 10, 2012.
Surviving are his two daughters, Cheryl (Rex "Hi") Troyer and Lynda (Cliff) Hime both of St. Charles; two grandchildren, Jennifer (Joseph Harnish) Troyer of St. Charles and Andrew (Brittany English) Hime of Annapolis, Maryland; great grandson, James Harnish and a great granddaughter on the way.
He was preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters.
Doc worked at Central Soya for 37 years, retiring in 1988 as plant manager in Delphos, Ohio. He and Jo then returned to Gibson City to be near family and friends.
He was a master wood carver, loved cars and motorcycles, and was a Navy veteran.
Memorial tributes may be made to the Villas of Hollybrook or to the Gibson Area Hospital - Annex.


JUL 6. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)

New Beginnings Christian Church
925 IL Route 47
Gibson City, IL 60936


JUL 6. 11:00 AM (CDT)

New Beginnings Christian Church
925 IL Route 47
Gibson City, IL 60936

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