Daniel Lee Rainge Jr., 78, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2020.
He was born April 2, 1942 to the late Daniel and Martha Rainge. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ike and Letha Rainge and Louis Fisher as well as by his siblings, Beverly Jenese Rainge, Nathaniel Rainge, John Henry Rainge and Carlton Rainge. He attended elementary school in Nahunta and graduated at 16 from Center High School in Ware County. He attended Tuskegee University as an engineer and really enjoyed fixing things. From there, he joined the Army First Airborne and became a Jumpmaster. After being honorably discharged from the Army, he worked in Chicago, IL, as a pay master for US Steel before returning to Nahunta. After returning to Nahunta, he worked as a truck driver and mechanic until his health failed. He loved R&B music and watching sports. In his later years, he loved traveling. He met and married Annie Mae Hall in 1972.
Survivors include his wife, Annie Mae Rainge; four children, Daniel Lee (Qiuju) Rainge III, Danielle (Anthony) Broadnax, Anthony Rainge and Tyrone Rainge; seven grandchildren, Aria Rainge, Arissa Rainge, Daniel Rainge IV, Taylor Broadnax, Peyton Broadnax, Bryce Broadnax and Anaya Ellis; siblings, Shirley (Harold) Goldsmith, Mary Ruth Thomas, Barbara Ann Maefield, Eddie (Ruby) Nails, Lester (Sarah) Rainge, Marshall Rainge, Curtis (Karen) Rainge, Carletha Bryant and Louvenia Annette Rainge; his mother-in-law, Annie Bell Hall; one aunt, Queen Buckley; two uncles, Jimmy Rainge and Sam Fisher; his sisters-in-law, the Rev. Marie Rainge, Mary Hall and Ella McDonald and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and sorrowing friends.
A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be private.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.raingememorialchapelinc.com.
Rainge Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.