OBITUARY

John Kempton Rahaim

January 15, 1998August 3, 2018
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John Kempton Rahaim was born on January 15, 1998 in Jacksonville, Florida, to Renee and John Rahaim. John passed away on Friday, August 3, 2018. He attended elementary school at Riverside Presbyterian Day School and middle school at Hendricks Day School. He graduated in 2017 from Atlantic Coast High School. He loved skateboarding, creating art and spending time with his friends.

John is survived by his parents, and his sister Taylor. He is also survived by his paternal grandparents Dr. John and Sarah Rahaim, his maternal grandparents, Jack and Rebecca Kempton of Vero Beach, Fl; his uncles and aunts Jackie (Kempton)and Mark Taylor, Beth Rahaim, Laura(Rahaim) and Chuck Dimmick, Matt and Kiera Rahaim along with cousins Skyler, Mackenzie, Aubrey, Alex, Matthew, Zach, Ava, Ashley and Paizley.

Services will be held Thursday, August 9, at Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel at 5:30pm at 4801 San Jose Boulevard in Jacksonville. We would love for you to share any special memories you have of John at the bottom of this page. Please Sign the guestbook at www.hardagegiddensoaklawnchapel.com HARDAGE-GIDDENS, THE OAKLAWN CHAPEL, 4801 San Jose Blvd is serving the family

  • FAMILY

  • John is survived by his parents, and his sister Taylor. He is also survived by his paternal grandparents Dr. John and Sarah Rahaim, his maternal grandparents, Jack and Rebecca Kempton of Vero Beach, Fl; his uncles and aunts Jackie (Kempton)and Mark Taylor, Beth Rahaim, Laura(Rahaim) and Chuck Dimmick, Matt and Kiera Rahaim along with cousins Skyler, Mackenzie, Aubrey, Alex, Matthew, Zach, Ava, Ashley and Paizley.

Services

  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 9, 2018
  • Reception following the Service Thursday, August 9, 2018
REMEMBERING

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Dena Sandy

August 12, 2018

Dear John and family,

Words cannot express the feelings of grief from losing a loved one. John Jr. is just a beautiful young man. Although we did not meet him, we can tell he is such an amazing soul full of life and energy. Our family sends our love and condolences to you in this time, wishing you all peace and serenity. John Jr. is in our hearts forever and is being lifted up. We love you all and are thinking of you.
~ Dena, Dwayne, Ryan and Zack (Sandy/Laviolette family)

Tommy Boyle

August 10, 2018

This photo shows John seeking adventure to create a more beautiful life around him this summer. He didn't find the kind of rocks we were looking for that day, so instead he picked up a cactus to bring to his roommate, he was always one to take care of his friends, he had been that way since high school. He was always open to sharing his hopes and fears, and kept trying to succeed at making people around him happy. Prayers for his soul and his family.

Kim Keevers

August 9, 2018

John will be so missed by our family , a truly wonderful soul❤️

Jo Kaecher

August 9, 2018

John and Renee,
My heart breaks for you two. I am so very sorry for your loss. I never met your son but I appreciate the stories you told me when we were chatting in the diner. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Kathleen Elliott

August 9, 2018

I am so heartbroken for the entire Rahaim family. I’ve known John’s dad since we were in kindergarten together. I was so excited when they decided to have Taylor and John attend Hendricks Day School where I worked and my children attended. I am praying for peace at this unbelievably hard time. Love to you all.

Alli Koller

August 8, 2018

I have so many great memories of John that it is hard to pick a few to share here. There was never a dull time with him. My mind keeps re-playing every day after school when John, Jake and I would drive home together, screaming lyrics to songs and joking around. I can still hear him calling me 'aloe'. I can still see Jake and I fighting to see who got the window seat in John's truck. John is such a huge part of our heart's and home and that will never change.

Paul & Diane Fangman

August 8, 2018

John & Renee,

Our hearts go out to you and your extended family during this time. Words can not express the sympathy we feel over the passing of your son John. Everyone is in our thoughts and prayers. And we are always available down the street for whatever support needs you may have, including a shoulder to lean on, a hug to give or an ear to listen.

God Bless,
Paul & Diane

Kim & Alan Dismore

August 8, 2018

We are so very saddened to hear of the passing of John and his wife’s son. We wish you peace to bring you comfort in the coming days. With deepest condolences and many prayers for John, Renee and the entire Rahaim family.

Sterling Quire

August 8, 2018

Tie-Dye and bandanas, the John who stole my heart and was one of the most amazing friends my sons and I will have ever had.

The many nights of up playing video games until the sun peaked in eating cold Pizza Hut pizza and then do it all over again.

Our raging infernos to keep us all warm under the live oaks during the springs in Suwanee. One morning John was wiggling around in his hammock and it was slipping down the tree, when his bottom hit the dirt he jumped out – “I’m up” and we all laughed at his half asleep humor and almost militant stance – just chill dude!

John’s home – chilling where he is free from all that binds us to this earth. Free to speak with a whisper and be heard, to paint the skies with hippie colors and psychedelic patterns he loved. As for me, I'll be watching for the whimsical signs that could only be him and know he’s sending his sincere regards.

John, I’m going to miss him, but I’ve got a pocket full of memories and they’re not going anywhere.

I love you “Son #3” - you'll always have a key!

Will Taylor

August 7, 2018

John was one of my best friends during elementary and middle school. His infectious personality could light up a room. Through all the days hanging out at his house after school to all the birthday parties and sleepovers he was just so fun to be around. From vacations in long boat key to sports and in class, John was a great friend. I can remember the years at RPDS where I couldn’t wait to head over to John’s house after school and run around outside or build legos or play video games. He was such an energetic personality, when I was with him I couldn’t help but feel happy. Through the dozens of memories I have with John he was always so kind, caring and thoughtful. I will cherish our years of friendship and the memories we share. To the Rahaim family, thank you for all the good times with John. I will never forget them. Sending you love and prayers during this time.

Biography

John Kempton Rahaim was born on January 15, 1998 in Jacksonville, Florida, to Renee and John Rahaim. John passed away on Friday, August 3, 2018. He attended elementary school at Riverside Presbyterian Day School and middle school at Hendricks Day School. He graduated in 2017 from Atlantic Coast High School. He loved skateboarding, creating art and spending time with his friends.

John is survived by his parents, and his sister Taylor. He is also survived by his paternal grandparents Dr. John and Sarah Rahaim, his maternal grandparents, Jack and Rebecca Kempton of Vero Beach, Fl; his uncles and aunts Jackie (Kempton)and Mark Taylor, Beth Rahaim, Laura(Rahaim) and Chuck Dimmick, Matt and Kiera Rahaim along with cousins Skyler, Mackenzie, Aubrey, Alex, Matthew, Zach, Ava, Ashley and Paizley.