Jo Nell Rainwater, 82, of Charleston, passed away August 29, 2016 in Charleston. She was born September 1, 1933, at Arbuckle Island to the late William Chester and Ollie Choate Passmore. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Harold Gene Rainwater, one sister, Katherine Taylor, and one brother Gerald Passmore. She retired from Riverside Furniture. She was a member of Union Baptist Church and an avid Charleston Tiger Supporter.

Funeral service will 2 PM Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at Life Church Charleston, AR under the direction of Smith Mortuary Charleston, AR. Burial will follow at Tate Cemetery, Lavaca, AR. Left to cherish her memory two daughters Diane Brassfield and husband Marty of Charleston, AR, Renda Cook and Husband Charles of Fort Smith; two sons, Roger Rainwater and wife Beckie of Greenwood, AR, Jerry Rainwater and wife Dana of Charleston, AR; one sister Virginia Brewer of Charleston, AR; one brother Bobby “Bud” Passmore and wife Bea of Lavaca, AR; seven grandchildren Heath, Chase and wife Dawn, Caleb and wife Brenna, Dustin and wife Summer, Brandon and wife Mitzi, Meredith, and Andrea; twelve great grandchildren, Haden, Hallie, Cadee, Kynleigh, Laney Beth, Jayger, Cameri, Madden, Mason, Wyatt, Tatum, and Dylan. Host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

Pallbearers will be Heath Rainwater, Chase Rainwater, Caleb Rainwater, Haden Rainwater, Brandon George, and Dustin Brassfield. Memorial donations may be made to Tate Cemetery.