Hartwell Thomas "Tom" Rainey IV
Bliley's Funeral Homes Central Chapel
3801 Augusta Ave
Richmond, VA
RAINEY, Hartwell Thomas "Tom", IV, age 64, of Richmond, passed suddenly on October 10, 2021 after a courageous fight with COVID-19. He was preceded in death by his father, Hartwell Thomas Rainey III; and his mother, Faye Galaspie. Tom is survived by his siblings, Mark (Kristin) and Crystal; his children, Megan, Alex, Hope and Hart; his grandchildren, Peyton, Addison and Luka; nieces and nephews, Chelsea (Jason), Linsey, Mark, Haley, Logan and Reaghan; and beloved soulmate, Barbara. Born in Richmond, Tom spent his lifetime in and around the metro Richmond area. A graduate of the University of Richmond and longtime IT executive at Interbake Foods, he made many friends in this community he considered home. A loving father and grandfather, Tom's stories nearly always revolved around his children, grandchildren and their accomplishments. With a laugh that could fill a room, Tom cherished family gatherings and making memories with friends. Tom most loved spending time on the water, fishing and with his grandchildren. A devout Christian, Tom practiced his faith in his day-to-day actions. His belief in a heavenly afterlife is providing comfort to everyone who loved and will miss him. Tom was kind, supportive, loving and compassionate to those fortunate to know and love him. He was readily available to listen and had an innate ability to send kind messages to friends and family when they were needed most. The family will receive friends on October 16, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bliley's – Central, 3801 Augusta Ave. A private interment will occur at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Reel Recovery, a national nonprofit that provides free fishing retreats for men living with all forms of cancer. Tom knew both cancer and the joy of fishing and donations in his honor would allow his peace on the water to continue.
Published by Richmond Times-Dispatch from Oct. 14 to Oct. 15, 2021.
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Mark Rainey
October 28, 2021
You were known and liked admired and loved by so many. Everyone in your family are handsome and beautiful. I wish I had stayed in touch with you over the years Tom. Skies are gray your room is incomplete and so will be so many´s lives there one and only is gone. Take Hunter fishing for me Tom Lowell
Lowell garner
October 18, 2021
We are so sorry for your families loss. Tom was a dear friend for many years and will be greatly missed by many. Our family in NZ wish to pass on their condolences as well.
Brent and Nancy
October 16, 2021
Shelly Huffman
October 15, 2021
I knew Tom when he first came to Interbake Foods. He had a big smile and he kept that smile threw the time I was there. I retried in 2008. I am very sorry to see he passed. Tom King Benson NC.
Tom King
October 15, 2021
John Honey
October 15, 2021
Tom was a great friend and we will always remember him as a kind hearted person who would do anything for you. He always had a kind word no matter the situation and was incredibly funny. He was also one of the smartest and most talented programmers I ever worked with and on top of that an incredible father. He will be missed
Ken and Jan Guill
October 14, 2021
Mark and Crystal, we are so sad for you and extend our deepest sympathy to all of you as you navigate this loss. Sending much love.
Kati and Gary
October 14, 2021
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