Luther B. Rains, 83, of Vidor died Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, at Pine Forest Baptist Church under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home, with burial to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park all in Vidor. Visitation will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, at the funeral home.

A native of Garrison, he has lived in Vidor since 1970, and was a retired boilermaker with Jefferson Chemical/ Texaco Refinery. He served his country in the United States Navy.  

He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary LaMerle Turnage.

Luther is survived by his wife, Mary Rains of Vidor; sons, Mark Richard Rains and wife Susan of Deer Park and Mike Flowers Rains and wife, Tammie of Vidor; daughter, Mary Ann Rains Stowe and husband Kenneth of Houston; eight grandchildren: Mary Elizabeth Rodriguez and husband Frank, Renee, Richard, Stephen and Leslie Rains, Allen Stowe, Joshua Rains and wife Devon, and Colin Rains; five great-grandchildren: Nicholas, Mason, Megan, Paige and Noah Rains.