E. Doyle Rainwater, 88, of Searcy, passed away January 15, 2020 at Unity Health in Searcy. He was born July 14, 1931 in Choctaw, Arkansas. He grew up in Van Buren County and graduated from Clinton High School in 1950. After graduation he moved to Bald Knob, Arkansas where he met and married E. Aunean Galloway on August 1952.
He was a member of The College Church of Christ in Searcy and also Pine View in Clay, Arkansas. He was a mechanic until his retirement then he taught Auto Body Repair at ASU in Searcy. He loved 64 and 65 Mustangs in particular and gave each one of his grandchildren a Mustang for their High School graduation. He could also be seen driving his restored Mustangs in parades and car shows.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Sherman and Bertha (Yount) Rainwater; daughter, Ella Jean Henson; a great grandson, Aaron Schooley; and two brothers, Doyne and Glen Rainwater.
He is survived by his wife of 67 ½ years, E. Aunean (Galloway) of Searcy; one daughter, Juanita Wolf (Charlie) of Heber Springs; two sons, Mike Rainwater of Searcy and Ron Rainwater (Wendy) of Searcy; eight grandchildren, Monica, Dakota, Clay, Logan, Shawn, Jadrien, Randi, Annie; and seven great grandchildren; Kaitlin, Walker, Maitlyn, Disney, Ty, Timber, McKenzy; one great great grandchild, Olivia; and one brother, Bob Rainwater (Marsha) of Branson, Missouri.
Visitation will be 5-7 Friday, January 17, 2020 at College Church of Christ. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday at College Church of Christ with burial following at Hunter-Hill Cemetery in Clinton.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to College Church His House fund or the Timothy Hill Boys Ranch in New York.
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