Loren Cy D. Rainbolt

August 8, 1921August 26, 2013

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


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Barbara, Dick Pearce

September 3, 2013

We have lived across the lake from your Dad for the past 11 years and loved visiting with him when he was out in his boat. He taught my husband a lot about fishing Lake LBJ. We have missed seeing him for the past year or so and were talking about him this weekend when we were up at the lake, wondering how he was and then we saw the obituary. We enjoyed his wonderful spirit and know you must have great memories. We wanted you to know we will miss him. Barbara and Dick Pearce, across the lake neighbors.

Judy Feller

September 2, 2013

Thank you Cy for wonderful memories over the years. You were always so kind and generous to all of Sharon and Doug's friends over the decades. All of us will miss your smiling face and your great stories. Thank you for making all of us feel welcome in your home. Sharon, Doug, Colby, Kristen and Caden carry on your loving spirit! Judy Feller

September 2, 2013

Without you Sharon, and your dear mom and dad, our 1958 wedding would not be recorded on film. Sharon, as flower girl, you were so cute spreading red rose petals down the aisle in front of me. Skip was so proud of you while Cy filmed the entire wedding. They, and you, my namesake, made our wedding special. We remember Cy and Skip with much love. Our prayers are with you all. Sharon Raven Clark, Mammoth Lakes, CA

August 31, 2013

Dearest Sharon,
Your Dad was such a treasure and I loved him to pieces. He was such a sweet, patient man and was always so wonderful to your precious Mom and to you. I loved the times that we spent with you and your parents when I was growing up and remember the fun on the lake also for the annual picnics. You told me at Christmas that he had cancer and I hope that he did not suffer. I know that Skippy and my Dad were both glad to see him when he came home.
Love to you and Doug and Colby and Kristen and your little grand,
Cherry Larson Cunningham

Col George O Lewis, USAF (Ret)

August 31, 2013

Thank you, Cy, for yor service to our country.

Joy Aro

August 30, 2013

We will miss Cy! He was a great, kind, and generous man. My aunt Marian's lakehouse is next door to Cy's house, and he was always so happy to see everyone when we would arrive and we felt the same about him!!! My prayers are with the family!!!