Joseph Lee Rainey

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Joseph Lee Rainey, age 78, of Sykesville, was called home to be with God on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at Seasons Hospice at Northwest Hospital. Born February 8, 1939, in Evarts, Kentucky, he was the son of the late James and Lillian Beatrice Gibson Rainey. He was the husband of Julie Ann Pearson Rainey, his wife of 42 years. In his early years he grew up around a coal mining camp. In 1958, he married Elise Blanton. Joe had worked at the former C.R. Daniels Mill and as a commercial painter and fabricator for Westinghouse and its successor Northrup Grumman. He enjoyed gardening and canning his own vegetables. He was a hobbyist in masonry, carpentry and automotive mechanics and enjoyed working with his hands. He will be deeply missed by family and loved ones. Surviving in addition to his wife are daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Pete Shank of Finksburg; son, Craig Rainey of Hanover, PA; brothers, Donald Rainey of Sidney, OH and Vernel Rainey of Seven Valleys, PA; sister, Alene Vaughn of Sidney, OH; grandchildren, Kara Patterson and William Perna and great-grandchildren, Brooke, Jordan, Kadin, Carter and Jack. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 10 to 11am at Haight Funeral Home & Chapel, 6416 Sykesville Road, where a funeral service will follow at 11am. Interment will be in Lake View Memorial Park.

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Haight Funeral Home & Chapel
6416 Sykesville Road
Sykesville, MD 21784
Published in Carroll County Times on Nov. 20, 2017
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