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Paul Douglas Rainer

February 2, 1955 - August 16, 2022

U.S. Veteran

In keeping with his wishes, Mr. Rainer was cremated. Family and friends may call at the Amos Carvelli Funeral Home, 201 Edison Street, Nutter Fort, on Saturday, August 27, from 12:00 – 1:00 where a memorial service will be held at 1:00 with Pastor Michael Holyfield officiating. Full military honors will be accorded.

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Paul Douglas Rainer, 67, of Jacksonville, FL, was called home to be with The Lord on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, after a prolonged illness, with his family by his side.

He was born in Clarksburg, WV on February 2, 1955, the son of the late Elmo Rainer and Millie Smith Rainer.

He is survived by his wife Veronica “Ronnie” Rainer. Also surviving are daughters, Falon Rainer of Harlem, NY, Saskia Grimm of Kreuzlingen, Switzerland, and Tara Frazier of Alexandria, VA; two Brothers, Raymond Smith and wife Barbara and Phillip Rainer of Clarksburg, WV; five Sisters, Joanne Holyfield of Clarksburg, WV, Sylvia Allison of Canton, OH, Katherine Matthews of Kernersville, NC, Janet Thomas and husband Danny of Jacksonville, FL and Violet Herring and husband Roy of Verona, NJ; as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, John “Herbie” Smith.

Paul attended Washington Irving High School and served in the United States Air Force. He spent most of his adult life in Downingtown, PA. While living in Downingtown, Paul was a devoted member of The First Baptist Church of Passtown where he served as a trustee and organized the Men’s Fellowship Program. He loved The Lord and accepted Jesus as his personal savior and was baptized at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Clarksburg at a young age.

He was employed with 3M in Freehold, NJ and CTDI in West Chester, PA.

Paul enjoyed cooking and considered himself a grill master. He loved going to the beach for vacation and always enjoyed coming back to the mountains of West Virginia as Clarksburg was always home. He looked forward to all his favorite Clarksburg food; Tomoro’s pepperoni rolls, Oliverio’s peppers, Italian sausage and peppers, pizza and hoagies.

Paul was devoted to his family and was always there when needed. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan.

In keeping with his wishes, Mr. Rainer was cremated.

Family and friends may call at the Amos Carvelli Funeral Home, 201 Edison Street, Nutter Fort, on Saturday, August 27, from 12:00 – 1:00 where a memorial service will be held at 1:00 with Pastor Michael Holyfield officiating. Full military honors will be accorded.

Inurnment will take place in the WV National Cemetery at a later date.

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