of Marshall, AR
September 22, 1940 - December 31, 2021
Wendell Mead Rains, age 81 of Marshall, Arkansas passed from this life on Friday, December 31st, 2021 at his home. He was born in Watts, Arkansas on September 22nd, 1940 to William J. Rains and Eva E. Bohannon Rains.Wendell graduated in 1960 from Marshall High School. He was 19 when he enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. He enlisted in May 1960 and served four years until 1964, including his time at Corpus Christi, Texas. He was on reserve until 1966. After his time in the Marines, he went to work for AP&L, which led to his position as a lineman. He retired after working for 29 years as a lineman in 1996. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 131. In his spare time, Wendell enjoyed crafting with wood, making masterpieces for his friends and family. You could usually catch him in town, having a cup of coffee with his friends. He really was a jack of all trades. He loved getting to spend time with his grandkids, who he loved dearly. Wendell was a very kind, gentle, hardworking man who was loved by all and will be terribly missed. He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Eva Rains; and siblings, Gallileo, Benson, Veda and Oda Jean.Survivors include his son, William Rains of Marshall; daughters, Heather Oliver of Center Ridge and Marie Cole (Clinton) of Marshall; brothers, Rex Rains of Marshall and James Rains; sister, Loretta Salcido of CA; grandkids, Landon and Brooklyn Oliver and Mia and Carlee Cole; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.Graveside services for Wendell will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 at Nubbin Hill Cemetery with Bro. Joe Dale William's officiating. Wendell will be laid to rest with Military Honors. Bearers will be Brent Battershell, William Rains, Clinton Cole, Dustin Isom, Chad Tyler and Harlie Treat. Honorary bearers will be Norbert Novak, Donnie Bert Watts, Rex Rains and Landon Oliver.
Just heard about Wendell's passing. We're so sorry for yalls loss.
Heather Marie and William and rest of the family i'm so sorry for your loss look for God for comfort and he will see you through the days and months prayers to you all go rest high on that mountain Wendell RIP W R.
We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort at this most difficult time. 🙏❤️. Bill and Christi Dolan
So sorry for your loss you are in our prayers
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.Jeff and Robin Mays
Sorry to hear this. Wendell and I have been friends for many years. Wendell was a good man and friend
Prayers for you and your family.
I am so sorry for your loss. May God bless you all.
Wendell was a kind and gentle man that I was proud to call a friend. Family, may your memories bring you comfort in the days ahead.
Saddened to hear of Wendell’s passing. I have enjoyed many conversations over coffee through the years with him. Prayers for those he leaves behind.
William, Heather, MarieWords cannot explain how much of a great man Wendall was .To say he will be missed is an understatement . He was always ready to help anyway he could,,You don't find many like him,,and he lives on in his kids. May God help to through this heartbreak,,Take comfort in knowing you will meet again. Love you all.
We are so sorry to hear about Wendell. Prayers for everyone.
We are so sorry for the loss of Wendell this is a great loss to our community. We are praying for peace and comfort for everyone. May God bless and hold you close.
I am so sorry to hear of Wendell's passing. My heart is with you all.
We were so sorry to hear about the loss of Wendell. He has been a good friend for a long time and was very kind and helpful and he will be missed by all. Prayers for all of the family, and love you .
Prayers of comfort for family
Heather, marie & William, We are so sorry for your loss, wendell was a good & kind man that helped everyone in our family, we loved him, & he will be missed. You are in our prayers, much love to you all, Uncle Denny & Aunt Kandus
Our deepest sympathy
when i cleaned the p.o. i enjoyed talking to wendel. His faith in GOD was very important to him. he will be missed.
I'm sorry for your loss...