Dwight A. Rains

Dwight Allan Rains, age 67, of Jefferson City, passed away February 1, 2014.  A Celebration Of Life Service will be held at 5:00 p.m., Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Landmark Church, 1015 Northeast Dr., Jefferson City, MO.  The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the church.  Dwight was born, October 14, 1946, in Washington, MO., the son of Ray Sr. and Muriel (Farris) Rains.  He served in the U. S. army and later was employed with the City of Jefferson, Central Maintenance as a mechanic for several years.  Survivors included two daughters, Melissa Rackers and Michelle (Jesse) Distler of Jefferson City, three Grandchildren, Shane Rackers, Zachary Rackers and Parker Distler, Seven siblings, Larry Rains of Clayton, OK, Jerry Rains of Huntsville, AL, Ron (Tina) Rains and Linda (Greg) Paull of Holts Summit, Wanda Dunson and Rita Rivera of Jefferson City and Raygan Rains of California, MO.  He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Ray Rains Jr., Kenneth Rains, Barbara Rains and Delacy Rains, as well as a grandson Mason Rackers.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to his daughters.


  1. Williams family on February 5, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Condolences to the Raines family. May God be with you and may loving memories fill your heart with peace and joy. Turning to God in prayer can be a source of true comfort. Please be assured of God’s love (1 Peter 5:7).

  2. Jennifer Layne on February 8, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Am so sorry for your loss Melissa and Michelle. He was a wonderful person and always took care of his loved ones. I pray that the Lord is with you at this hard time in your lives and will help you through it. He will always watch over you girls and make sure your safe. Love you guys.

  3. Rita Rivera on February 8, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    My big brother, I will miss knowing your near but, thankful that you are with momma and not hurting anymore.
    Girls please know how sorry I am that you had to let your daddy go, we all know how much you love him. I am so very happy for the times that Dwight and I shared, loved his smile and how his soft heart of loving and giving never failed anyone. Like helping momma buy our first Christmas. The first song I remember singing was with him…. Carri Ann.
    Hope God is letting him hunt and fish
    Love you, Hugs and kisses. Till I see you again. Love your little sister, Rita Mae

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