ELKINS — Bradford Lee “Brad” Rainey, 70 years, a resident of Kerens, W.Va. departed this life Friday afternoon, Jan. 20, 2017 in the Ruby Memorial Hospital at Morgantown, W.Va. with his loving family at his side. Death was attributed to complications of an aneurysm.
He was born Sunday, June 30, 1946 at Durbin, W.Va. a son of the late Roland Everett and Leona Zoe Dilley Rainey. On July 20, 2007 at Elkins, W.Va. he was married to the former Vickie Darlene Phillips, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Darrell “Jay” Rainey and wife Marcy of Wisc., Zachary Roland Rainey of Elkins; one daughter Lee Ann Rainey and husband Jr Carpenter of Buckhannon; one stepdaughter, Anita Dawn Hutzell and husband James of Beverly; one brother, Terry Rainey of Clarksburg; two grandchildren, Gracey Mae Rainey, and Wade Garrett Rainey; and three stepgrandchildren, Alexa Marie Wiseman, Kellen and Hayden Hutzell.
He was a graduate of Elkins High School with the Class of 1964, had worked as the store manager for the A & P Stores in Elkins and Philippi, and Foodland in Philippi and Buckhannon, and later the W.Va. Department of Highways for 30 years, retiring Nov. 1, 2014. He was a veteran of the W.Va. Army National Guard, 201st Field Artillery at Elkins for six years, and the U. S. Naval Reserve Squadron VP-68 at Andrews Air Force Base in Washington, D.C., for four years. He was a member of the Elkins Lodge 1135, B.P.O.E. for 39 years, was a member of the Faith Baptist Chapel at Beverly and attended the Refuge Church. He enjoyed fly fishing for native brook trout, fall turkey hunting, golfing, camping with his wife, family, and friends, loved raising a garden, landscaping, and flowers, playing cards and rooting for his Pittsburgh Steelers. He also enjoyed his two dogs, Zoey and Teaki.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Kevin Gainer will officiate and interment will follow at the Beverly Cemetery at Beverly, W.Va. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Bradford Lee “Brad” Rainey. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.