Celebration of life service announced for Nettleton Athletic Director Greg Rainwater

Updated: Oct. 23, 2020 at 8:51 AM CDT
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A celebration of life service will be held to honor a fixture of Northeast Arkansas high sports who recently died.

Nettleton Athletic Director Greg Rainwater died early on the morning of Saturday, Oct. 17, at the age of 51.

He was hired as the Raiders' AD in 2017. Prior to that, he served as a longtime junior high and senior high girls basketball coach at Riverside and Nettleton.

Nettleton Superintendent Dr. Karen Curtner posted this tribute to Rainwater upon hearing of his death:

“On behalf of the Nettleton School District, I am deeply saddened to inform you of the death of our colleague and friend...

Posted by Nettleton Public Schools on Saturday, October 17, 2020

Rainwater was also a pastor at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Walcott. He served as a missionary for many years, making annual trips to Uganda.

He is survived by his wife, Tammy Smith Rainwater, and their daughter, Hannah.

A celebration of life service will be held Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m. at Central Baptist Church, 3707 Harrisburg Rd. in Jonesboro. Emerson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

The service will be live-streamed at the following links:

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