Glenn Rainwater, age 92 passed away peacefully Saturday morning, July 27, 2013 at his home in Morgantown. By his side was his devoted wife and best friend for the past 70 years, Alma Jean (White) Rainwater, who he married on September 15, 1942 at the Nashville Christian Church.
Also by his side, were his loving children: Glenda (husband, Richard) Clark, Karen (husband, Martin) Lower and Jimmy (wife, Beverly) Rainwater all of Morgantown. He will be remembered by his sister: Emma Zimmerman of Lafayette; seven grandchildren: Lisa Alexander, Teri Clark, Eric Lower, Amy Dallas, Deanna Broyer, Robbie & Randy Rainwater; eleven great grandchildren and two great-great grandsons.
Glenn was born in Brown County onOctober 27, 1920 to his parents, the late Charles Luther and Sinia (Kelly) Rainwater. He was preceded in death by his siblings: Lena Zimmerman, Raymond, Lucille & Charles Rainwater.
One of the few remaining World War II Veterans, Glenn was proud to serve in the United States Army as a Technician Fourth Grade of the 209th Engineer Battalion. He served with the Army combat Engineers for three years, three months and twenty-seven days. Glenn received the honorable Purple Heart decoration from United States President Franklin Roosevelt on June 9, 1944 for being wounded while serving in Burma. He received many other war honor medals including two Bronze Stars, The American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge and the World War II Victory Medal.
Glenn retired from Chance Brothers Marble & Tile Company in Indianapolis in April 1983 where he had been employed for 34 years as a Marble Setter & Tile Layer. Being highly skilled in his trade, many contractors insisted on Glenn to perform their work. Glenn was a thirty-four year member of the Marble & Tile Setters Union Local #3 in both Indiana & Kentucky. He was a member of the Morgantown Assembly of God Church since 1970 and also served as a church Board Member for fourteen years.
He was loved by all and known for helping others in need. When he wasn't working on the family farm, raising hay and cattle, Glenn worked beside his wife making quilts, rugs and woodworking projects that often ended up in family and friends homes just because he enjoyed making others happy. During his retirement years, he made over 150 foot stools. Glenn loved working outdoors and could often be found cutting wood and working in his garden.
The Rev. Mike Wagner & Burt Brock will conduct a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday at Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown with Military Rites presented by the Martinsville American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars on Honor Guards.
Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Glenn to the Assembly of God Church, "Memorial Fund" 340 Hoosier St., Morgantown, IN 46160 or the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675.
Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Rainwater family at meredith-clark.com or information: (812) 597-4670.