Hoyte Gayle Rains, 64, passed away Thursday, August 7, 2014 in San Diego, CA, following an extended illness. He was a native of Cannon Co.
He is survived by his wife, Patt Rains of Woodbury; Children, Bethany (Chris) Hall of Murfreesboro; Tiffany (David) Simpson of McMinnville; and Ben (Tammy) Rains of Franklin; Father, Roy Rains of Woodbury; Sisters, Barbara (Dan) Brown; Debbie (Ronnie) Hall; and Sonda (David) Reed; Nine Grandchildren, Lilly & Lizzie Hall, Mason, Gwynie, Izzy, Rose & Mark Simpson, and Ava & Luke Rains. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Lillian Merritt Hyde; brother, Tommy Rains; and grandparents, Homer and Bertha Rains.
He was retired from AEDC as a plumber/pipe fitter and a member of Main Street Church of Christ. He also served in the National Guard.
Funeral Services will be 11 AM, Thursday, August 14, 2014 at the Woodbury Church of Christ with Bro. Bryan Pitts officiating. Pallbearers will include Ronnie Hall, David Mason Simpson, Mason Simpson, Jonathan Hall, Shawn Gunter, Chris Hall, David Reed, Anthony Reed, Brian Reed. Interment will follow at Midway Cemetery with Military Honors. Visitation with the family will be 4 to 9 Wednesday at Woodbury Funeral Home and will lie in state from 8 am ‘til time of service Thursday at Woodbury Church of Christ.
At the family’s request, please no flowers; all donations to Short Mountain Bible Camp c/o Woodbury Funeral Home.
Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or To leave online condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net