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Ted McCullough Rainwater
August 14, 1945 ~ October 30, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old
Mr. Ted McCullough Rainwater, 78, of Mobile, Alabama, died Monday, October 30, 2023, at Saad Healthcare in Mobile.
Ted was a native of Mobile, Alabama and graduated from Murphy High School in 1963. He attended Southwest State Technical School and studied Information Technology. He worked for International Paper at the Southern Regional Computer Center until it was closed. He transferred to Memphis, Tennessee when International Paper consolidated the computer centers, working a total of 37 years, retiring in 2002. He then worked for the City of Memphis, as a contractor, updating their IT Department. Before leaving Mobile, he also served as an Alabama Auxiliary State Trooper. Ted was a generous person, willing to do anything he could to help others. He could fix almost anything and was one of the smartest men we ever knew. His abilities allowed him to handle electrical, HVAC, plumbing, construction, and automotive repair. He enjoyed NASCAR racing and playing and watching golf. He was very outgoing and loved to talk. He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Herman Rainwater, Sr. (Pap Paw), and his mother Essie Mccullough Rainwater (Mam Maw), and only brother, Henry Herman Rainwater, Jr. (Drip) and sister-in-law Joyce Jenkins Rainwater.
He is survived by his niece, Pamela Rainwater Sheldt and her husband Robert E. Sheldt, Jr. He was GUT (Great Uncle Ted) to Lauren Sheldt Cooper (Curtis), Lindsey Sheldt Reid (Will) and Lisa Sheldt Staggers (Bentley). His great, great nephews and niece are Carson Reed Cooper, Caden Robert Cooper, Cohen Alexander Sheldt, Anson Taylor Staggers and Cora Anne Camille Staggers. He leaves behind a host of dear friends.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, at the graveside, in Oak Hill Cemetery with Dr. Jimmy Lester officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 41 Perimeter Center E #550, Atlanta, GA 30346 or https://www.alz.org/ or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or https://www.stjude.org/donate in memory of Ted.
Higgins Funeral Home Hillcrest Chapel is honored to serve the family of Ted Rainwater, please visit www.hillcrestchapelcares.com to share your memories or leave a condolence message.