Funeral services for Mr. James Wayne “Jimmy” Rainwater will be held at 2 P.M. on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, in the chapel of Replogle-Lawrence Funeral Home with Mr. Chris Anschultz officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Humboldt, TN. Visitation with the family will be held on Monday, October 23, 2023, from 5 P.M. till 7 P.M. and again on Tuesday from 1 P.M. till service time at the funeral home.
Mr. Rainwater, age 77, passed away on Friday, October 20, 2023, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital after a long illness.
Jimmy was born in Humboldt, TN, to the late Robert M. and Elizabeth Fitzgerald Rainwater. He graduated from Gibson High School “Class of 64”. Afterwards he worked as a farmer for many years and then in factory maintenance. In 1988, he married Jerre Lee Combs and they shared a life together for 35 years. He was a member of Avondale Baptist Church in Humboldt. Jimmy enjoyed boating at the river with family and friends, fishing, and being a huge TN Vols fan.
He was preceded in death by his parents; step son, Daryl Ashmore; sister, Patsy Duff.
Jimmy is survived by his wife, Jerre Rainwater; brother, Larry Rainwater; sisters, Nancy House and Charlotte Burkett; daughter-in-law, Jamie Taylor; grandchildren, Danielle Matheny, Wilson Ashmore, and Harleigh Fortner; great-grandchildren, Eli, Reese, Presley, Weston, and Rylee.
Pallbearers to serve are; Steve Griner, Pat Moore, Ricky Rainwater, Randy Combs, Jr., Steve Thomas, and Joel Hunt.
Honorary pallbearers are; Don Gray, Lawson Evans, Joe Hayden Evans, Randy Combs, Sam Kirk, David Couch, and Lee Burkett.