Mr. Rex C. Draine, age 75 of Johnson City, TN passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. A native of Union Temple, TN, he was the son of the late Ott and Bessie Thornburg Draine, Sr. Mr. Draine was a wonderful and loving father and grandfather who loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed gospel music, wood working and watching all University of Tennessee sports. Mr. Draine lived a Christian life and was a member of Unaka Avenue Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Mary Hughes High School and was a truck driver and a Teamster.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Draine was preceded in death by his wife Beverly K. Draine; brother, Ott H. Draine, Jr.; and his sister Ometa Taylor.
Survivors include daughters and son-in-law Carolyn and Daniel Clark and Teresa Kiser all of Kingsport, TN; sons and daughter-in-laws Gregory and Jan Draine of Powell,TN, Michael and Penny Draine of Church Hill, TN, Robin and Karen Draine of Church Hill, TN; Sisters and brother-in-laws Darlene and James Clark of Johnson City and Janet and J.D. Wilson of Fort Sumter, SC. Mr. Draine is also survived by ten grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2PM on Saturday, November 21, 2009 in the Sunrise Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Services with Pastor Rocky Churchwell officiating. The family will receive friends from 12PM to 2PM prior to the service. Active pallbearers will be Jeff Drain, Michael Draine, Russ Draine, Larry Taylor, Tim Taylor, and Ronnie Wiender. Honorary pallbearers will be the Howard T. Rich Sunday School Class. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Rd, Suite 102, Johnson City, TN 37601.
Arrangements for the Draine family are in the special care of Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, TN 37604. 423-610-7171