OBITUARY

Lenard Randolph Fainter, Sr.

April 18, 1931March 16, 2021

Lenard Randolph Fainter, Sr., 89, of Stuarts Draft passed away on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family.

Born April 18, 1931 in Rockbridge County, he was a son of the late Lewis Grey and Mary (Goolsby) Fainter. On September 5, 1954 he married Betty Jane West. The two shared a blessed marriage of 66 years.

Lenard was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Stuarts Draft. Prior to retirement, he worked as a truck driver. He was a U.S. veteran having served his country honorably with the Air Force. Lenard was a lifetime member of the Stuarts Draft VFW Post #9339 and a member of the Stuarts Draft Rescue Squad. He greatly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, riding motorcycles and working on cars. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, and uncle.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Diane Marie Fisher; granddaughter, Nicole Lee Lowery; two brothers, Robert Lewis Fainter and Charles Fainter; three sisters, Mary Kimble, Anna Chafin, and Hilda Fisher and son-in-law, Steve Allen.

He is survived by his loving wife, Jane Fainter; two daughters, Shanna Fainter Allen of Stuarts Draft and Bettina Fainter Lowery and husband, Jerry of Stuarts Draft; son, Lenard Randolph Fainter, Jr. and wife, Lisa of Staunton; two brothers, Kenneth Fainter of Stuarts Draft and William Fainter and wife, Linda of Stuarts Draft; grandchildren, Winter Claytor and fiancé, Jay Bodkin, Tiersa Lowery, Mindy Lowery, Cole Fainter, Kyle Fainter, Carrie Allen, and Kaitlyn Allen; great-grandchildren, Brittany Claytor, Nyasia Finley, Taevon Lowery, Taliyah Ramey, Layton Lowery, Ryleigh Coffey, Knox Coffey, Rowan Allen, and Aiden Allen; as well as a number of nieces and nephews.

Following cremation, a graveside service will be held on March 24, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church Cemetery, 2179 Stuarts Draft Highway, Stuarts Draft with Pastor David Vaughan officiating. All will be required to follow COVID-19 guidelines with facemasks and social distancing. There will be no formal viewing or visitation at the funeral home but friends may visit the family at his home.

In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make memorial contributions to Calvary United Methodist Church, 2179 Stuarts Draft Highway, Stuarts Draft, VA 24477 or the Stuarts Draft Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 260, Stuarts Draft, VA 24477.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes of Stuarts Draft.

  • FAMILY

  • He was a son of the late Lewis Grey and Mary (Goolsby) Fainter.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Diane Marie Fisher; granddaughter, Nicole Lee Lowery; two brothers, Robert Lewis Fainter and Charles Fainter; three sisters, Mary Kimble, Anna Chafin, and Hilda Fisher and son-in-law, Steve Allen.


    He is survived by his loving wife, Jane Fainter; two daughters, Shanna Fainter Allen of Stuarts Draft and Bettina Fainter Lowery and husband, Jerry of Stuarts Draft; son, Lenard Randolph Fainter, Jr. and wife, Lisa of Staunton; two brothers, Kenneth Fainter of Stuarts Draft and William Fainter and wife, Linda of Stuarts Draft; grandchildren, Winter Claytor and fiancé, Jay Bodkin, Tiersa Lowery, Mindy Lowery, Cole Fainter, Kyle Fainter, Carrie Allen, and Kaitlyn Allen; great-grandchildren, Brittany Claytor, Nyasia Finley, Taevon Lowery, Taliyah Ramey, Layton Lowery, Ryleigh Coffey, Knox Coffey, Rowan Allen, and Aiden Allen; as well as a number of nieces and nephews.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, March 24, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Officiating

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Daniel Toft

March 25, 2021

Jane,

So sorry to hear of your loss. We know this will be a major adjustment in your life having been married for 66 years. Take comfort that he has gone to be with Jesus in Heaven, You have a large family and many friends to help you get through the grief of your loss.

Dan and Audrey Toft

Bunny Hearn

March 16, 2021

Nothing but wonderful memories, fun times, service to his community through church and rescue squad, a loving husband, father, and grandfather, a good neighbor to all.

Rest easy good friend, you have fought the good fight and won the eternal reward.

May peace and mercy and love continue to support the whole family.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY