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Douglas Alan Rainey

January 13, 1951 — June 12, 2022


Douglas Alan Rainey

Douglas Alan Rainey, 71, passed peacefully at his home in Lyndonville, VT, On Sunday, June
12, 2022. Douglas was born on January 13, 1951 in St. Johnsbury Vermont.

He graduated from Lyndon Institute in 1969 and then went on to serve in the Army National Guard for 6 years.
He grew up in Lyndonville and spent a lot of time working on his grandparents farm on Pudding
Hill. He always enjoyed helping hay and do chores not only at the family farm, but later at his
close friend Robert Easterbrooks’ farm as well.

He lived his entire life in the Northeast Kingdom, all the while raising a family. While balancing
family life, he began working as a truck driver, first driving for Northern Gas Transport, later for
Jeffrey Ronan Trucking, and then finishing his career as a Self Employed Trucker before retiring
after 25 years of driving up and down the East Coast. He then went on to work for Lyndonville
Hardware where he loved his job. He enjoyed the folks he worked with, and he loved seeing
and talking to all the customers that passed through.

Doug, lovingly known as POPPA to his grandchildren and great grandchildren, loved spending
time with his family. He was whitty and always quick to throw a joke in to lighten the mood.
He spent as much time as he could attending his children’s sporting events with Lyndon Youth
Sports and even had a short stint coaching baseball for his boy’s team.
He attended as many basketball, baseball, football, lacrosse, and volleyball games of his
grandchildren as he was able. He also enjoyed watching his granddaughter and great
granddaughter show horses. He was the ever present, quiet cheerleader to them all.
He loved sitting on his porch with a cup of coffee, listening to good classic rock, and holding
his great granddaughters on his lap. Doug also enjoyed golfing, hunting, cooking, baking (he
made the best chocolate chip cookies) and taking drives in his convertible with his wife of 41

Doug is survived by his wife, Marcia Wilkins Rainey; his children and their spouses, Troy Rainey
and wife Carly, Kevin McClure and wife Amy, and Kelly Dudas; grandchildren, Megan
Armstrong and husband Dana Armstrong, Braden McClure, Chandler Rainey, Drew Dudas,
Connor McClure, Max McClure, and Luke Dudas; great grandchildren, Emberly Armstrong and
Ivy Armstrong; his brother Dwight Rainey and wife Bonnie.

He is predeceased by his Parents Donald and Pauline Rainey, and Betty Ruggles Barrett and
Thomas Barrett; son Todd Rainey; and sister Audrey Smith.

There will be no services at this time, but a celebration of life for Doug will be held at a later



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