Byron Christopher Rainey, 32, peacefully departed this life with the Lord on October 11, 2018 in Tempe, Arizona. He graduated from Wakulla High School in 2004. He received an A.S. degree in Sociology from Tallahassee Community College in 2007. He moved to Mesa, Arizona; and in 2010, he obtained a B.A. degree in Kinesiology from Arizona State University. In 2015, he moved to North Dakota and became a certified construction operator and a pilot car driver. He moved back to Arizona and was currently employed by J. P. Morgan Chase and Company.
Byron loved to travel and he enjoyed sports. He was a dedicated fan of the Miami Hurricanes and the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was a former player on the Arizona Sun's baseball team and was positioned at center field.
He is survived by his mother: Sheila Jackson, father: Aaron C. Rainey, Jr. (Evelyn), two brothers: Justin Rainey and Steven Rainey, step-brother: Donnell Benson, three step-sisters: Sonia Benson, Keisha Benson, Tracey Benson, grandmother: Eddie Mae Jackson, Gog-grandmother: Louise McGuire, Aunts: Sebrena Cannon, Sharon Hines (Kevin), Nekeba Brinson, Valencia Statam, one Uncle: Wayne Jackson (Shannon), great-Aunts: Bessie Donaldson, Daisy Donaldson (Dan), Gloria Turner, great-great- Aunt: Willie B. Donaldson, two special cousins: Terrell Lewis (Kristen) and Teddy Lewis (Michelle), Arizona Family: Victor, Joshua, Jordan (Alexis) Hernandez, and a host of other cousins, relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his brother: Sherman Alexander Rainey, grandparents: Aaron Sr. and Betty Rainey, great-grandparents: Ida Malinda Jackson, Joe and Zelma Williams. Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church #1, with Elder Donald B. Jefferson, officiating. Burial will follow in the Church cemetery. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Forbes Funeral and Cremation Services, 2758 Coastal Hwy, Crawfordville, Florida. 850-926-4407.
Celebration of Life
OCT 20. 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church #1
4056 Crawfordville Hwy
Crawfordville, FL, 32327