William Bruce Rainey, Jr.

Born on February 4, 1957

Departed on December 26, 2015 and resided in Nashville, TN

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William Bruce Rainey, Jr.
02/04/1957 ~ 12/26/2015

Bruce spent his early years growing up in Spring Hill, TN., where he became an Eagle Scout, the highest ranking attainable in the Boy Scouting program. He was a member of Troop 176.

He attended Battle Ground Academy in Franklin, TN., and later graduated from Indian Springs high school in Birmingham, AL., as a Nation Merit Scholar and member of the Southeast Soccer team his senior year. Bruce then spent two years at the University of Virginia before graduating from the University of Idaho with a major in Physical Anthropology.

His time out West nurtured his passion for both snow skiing and mountain climbing, which he truly excelled in. One of his most notable climbing feats was reaching the summit of Mt. Rainier in Washington State.

Bruce worked for Orion Building Corporation in Nashville, TN., for several years before starting his own successful general contracting business, C.B. Construction. Architects and clients loved working with him due to his honesty and dedication to completing projects on time and within budget. His motto was “No Change Orders”.

At home he loved to cook his specialty dishes of shrimp boil and seafood gumbo, and also an occasional grilled steak for friends and family. Since he was a skilled fisherman and gamesman, his game dinners were always fun for everyone. He proudly displayed his 32 pound Rockfish caught on Percy Priest Lake in his home.

Bruce is survived by his wife of 26 years, Tamra M. Rainey, daughter, Evelyn Dale Rainey, mother, Jane McQuiddy Rainey Longhurst, brother, John Houston Randolph Rainey and niece, Erin Clayton Rainey. He was preceded in death by daughter, Patricia Burton Rainey and father, William Bruce Rainey, Sr.

A time of visitation for the family will be on Saturday, January 16, 2016, from 11:00am until 1:00pm, at The Gathering Hall of the Woodmont Christian Church (Hillsboro Road in Green Hills).

In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to the Alive Hospice.

9 Comments to Mr. William Bruce Rainey, Jr.

  1. Donna and John Altshuler
    December 30, 2015 12:06 am

    Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

  2. stuart hines
    December 30, 2015 8:07 am

    When at Jimmy kelleys?

  3. Kylene Jones
    December 30, 2015 11:13 am

    So sorry to hear about your loss. I am praying for your family. Bruce was such an inspiration to me and taught me never to give up. I cherish the time I worked for him at Orion.

  4. Melissa Long
    December 30, 2015 1:44 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May all good memories bring peace and comfort.

  5. Marty Greenberg
    January 3, 2016 8:39 am

    Bruce and I worked together at Orion Building Corp for several years, we also bird hunted together several times. He will be missed. Lee and I want to express our sympathies to Tamra and the entire family. Also, when at Jimmy Kelly’s?

  6. Ruth Donlon Bowles
    January 6, 2016 10:38 am

    Words cannot begin to express my sorrow for your loss. Keeping you all in my prayers and close to my heart and sending love.

  7. Bill Engel
    January 14, 2016 12:47 pm

    Sincere condolence–Bruce remains a living image for me of all that was great and good about boarding life at Indian Springs.

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