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Walker Rainey

SHERMAN — Walker Jack Rainey was granted his angel wings on Aug. 10., 2010. His final days were spent in the arms of his adoring family.
Visitation was Aug. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Sherman.  A celebration of Walker’s life was at 10 a.m., Aug. 14, at the church.
Seventeen months ago Walker was welcomed into this world by two loving parents who had anxiously awaited his arrival. Sent with an agenda of warming hearts and opening eyes, he wasted no time doing so.
Walker reminded us of how wonderful, fun and innocent life can be and that the value of a life is defined not by duration, but rather its work and witness.
As God unfolded His plan for Walker’s life, He did it in a way that would capture the attention of many people. It would be in vain to try and summarize all that the Lord has done with this child.
But those whose lives he touched know precisely. Perhaps the greatest lesson from Walker’s life is the peace and hope that Our Father gives when we really believe.
Walker enjoyed every little boy’s dream of fishing, baseball, bubbles and ice cream. Among his favorite things were GO-GOs (turtles), playing in the water and pointing to things he wanted you to see.
He always lit up a room and put smiles on the faces around him. We anticipate the same scene at the Gates of Heaven as he is welcomed home. 
Walker is survived by his proud and loving parents, Chad and Missy Rainey of McKinney; maternal Grandad and Mimi Mike and Linda Barnes of Sherman; paternal Pops and Gram Lan and Sharron Rainey of Commerce; his Great “NeNaw” Hazel Shrader of Healdton, Okla.; Uncle Steve Barnes, Uncle Matt and Aunt Marci Barnes of Dallas; Uncle Lance Rainey of McKinney; cousins Haleigh, Blake, Bailey and Abigail Barnes of Dallas; and various great-aunts, uncles and cousins. 
The family would also like to acknowledge Walker’s friends Dr. Paul, Dr. Scott, and the infantry of angels/nurses at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. 
Memorial donations may be made to Tiny Sparrow Foundation, 12181 Flynt Drive, Frisco, Texas 75035, www.tinysparrowfoundation.org (please memo: Walker Rainey), or  Children’s Medical Center, in care of Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders,2777 Stemmons Freeway, Suite 700, Dallas, Texas 75207, (please memo: Walker Rainey).
The register book may be signed online at waldofuneralhome.com or visit the guest book at www.commercejournal.com.
Published on August 26, 2010
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