A memorial service celebrating the life of Thomas Allen Rains, Sr., age 64, of Kirkersville, will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, November 10, 2017, at the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service. Friends may call from 4-6 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home, 285 East Main Street in Kirkersville.
Tom was born December 11, 1952, in Columbus. He passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at his home. Tom was a graduate of Whitehall Yearling High School. He was currently a COTA bus driver for the past eight years and had formerly been employed with Pepsi Cola. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, shoo
The ting, boxing and softball and was an avid fan of the OSU Buckeyes and the Cleveland Browns.
He is survived by a son, Tommy Rains of Kirkersville; mother, Lillian Rains; four grandchildren, Autumn Rains, Summer (Tyler) Griffith, Torie Rains and Madison Rains; great-grandchildren, Lily, Bailee and Brayden; sisters, Nancy (Keith) Otto of Tennessee and Diane (Mark) Seckel of North Carolina; brothers, Geno (Sandy) Rains and Paul (Regina) Rains, all of Columbus; daughter-in-law, Melissa Beamer; brother-in-law, Gary Sansbury; nieces and nephews; best friend, Mary Patterson of Granville; and many special family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Rains; by a son, Billy Rains, on July 6, 2012; and by two sisters, including Linda Sansbury.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Rifle Association.
Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service is honored to care for Tom and his family.