Loren D. "Cy" Rainbolt passed away Monday, August 26, 2013, in Brownwood, Texas. Cy was born August 8, 1921, in Drumwright, Oklahoma, and was raised in the oilfields of Oklahoma. When WWII began, Cy enlisted in the Army Air Forces and became a Flight Officer and pilot in the 5th Combat Cargo Squadron serving in the South Pacific. He met the love of his life, and wife, Lillian "Skip" Strack during officer training at Bergstrom Air Force Base in Austin, Texas. At the end of WWII, he returned to Austin where he and Skip made their home.
Cy will always be remembered as kind, generous, dependable, loving and hardworking. He was always there to help anyone in need. Personal inconvenience was something Cy never considered. If you needed help, he was there. Nothing was more important to Cy than his family. Everything he did was with his family in mind. Cy loved to fish and hunt. Many of his enjoyable moments were in a fishing boat or on a deer stand.
Cy worked in the communications business for over 38 years. After retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his grandson, Colby. They spent many days together fishing, hunting and enjoying life. Cy loved his lake house and in later years, he and Skip spent most of their time at Lake LBJ. He had a special group of friends who came to his lake house every morning for coffee and friendship. Recently, Cy moved to Brownwood to be closer to his daughter. During his time in Brownwood, Cy enjoyed living at the Chatfield. His family would like to express their deep appreciation to the staff of the Chatfield for their outstanding care and friendship.
Cy was preceded in death by his loving wife and companion of 62 years, Lillian "Skip" Strack Rainbolt. Also, brother, Troy Rainbolt; sister, Phyllis Johnson; and sister, Bernice Reed.
Left to remember and miss Cy are his daughter, Sharon Clark and her husband Doug Clark of Brownwood, Texas; grandson, Colby Loren Clark and his wife, Kristin Clark of Austin, Texas, and great grandson, Caden Clark of Austin Texas.
At Cy's request, there will be no service. Cy asked those who knew and loved him to do a good deed in his memory.
There was no better son, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather or friend than Cy. Condolences for the family may be left at www.davis-morrisfuneralhome.com.