Roy C. Rains
Roy Clayburn "Clabe" Rains went to be with the Lord on Monday August 12, 2019. He was born on August 10, 1930, to Joy and Ruth Rains in McLain, OK. He attended school at McLain Grade School and Webbers Falls High School. In January of 1951 Roy joined the US Navy to serve his country. He served as a gunman on the USS Fiske 842 Destroyer for nearly 4 years before he returned home.

On February 12, 1955 he married the love of his life, Betty Jean (Harrison) Rains. Roy then worked as an owner of the Rains Appliance store for 14 years. While working as the operator/owner, Betty and Roy welcomed a son, Cary Lee Rains, into the family in 1966. In 1983, Roy was elected as Muskogee County Commissioner, District 2, serving until his retirement in 1997. After he retired, he turned his attention to raising an impressive herd of Angus cattle. Roy was a member of the Keefeton Free Will Baptist Church. When he wasn't working you could find him dove, quail, and pheasant hunting with family and life-long friends. He loved riding around the ranch and looking at his beloved cattle. He also enjoyed taking the youngsters to see the newborn calves and to survey the government land.

Roy is preceded in death by his parents, Joy and Ruth Rains; brother, Joy Rains Jr.; 3 sisters, Louise Rains Yost, Margaret Rains Goehmann, and Sally Rains Mathews; father in-law, Dalton Harrison; mother in-law Oma (Bowen) Harrison; 2 brother in-laws, Dee Harrison, and Terry Harrison.

Roy leaves behind to cherish his memories, his wife and soul mate of 64 years, Betty Rains of the home; son Cary Lee Rains, of McLain; 2 granddaughters Cassidy and Carigan Rains of McLain; and a host of special nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Bradley Funeral Home Thursday from 12-7 with family present from 5pm-7pm.

Funeral Services will be 2:00 pm Friday, August 16, 2019 at Keefeton Free Will Baptist Church under the direction of Hibbs Funeral Home. Rev. Cordell Coppin will be officiating and interment will follow at McLain Cemetery.

Honorary Pallbearers are Brown Chesser, Judd Scott, Tommy Greene, Caleb Allison, Leon Brock, Dustin Bowen, Scott Price, Joe Allison. Serving as Pallbearers are Curtis Price, Rocky Bowen, Rodney Mathews, Ronnie Rains, Herb Allison, Timothy Allison.
Published on August 13, 2019

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