John Lowell Rainwater was born Oct 12, 1947 in Fort Worth TX and passed on March 19th 2020 in Edmond OK. Beloved husband, son, brother, father, grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend to so many we will miss him dearly. An avid fisherman and golfer John never sat idle. He was always the life of the party. HIs quick wit and smile infectious to all he met.
John grew up in Tulsa and attended Nathan Hale High School. Following high school John married the love of his life, Linda Clark in April of 1966. They had their first child Laura, in November 1966. During this time John attended the Univ of Tulsa where he graduated Suma Cum Laude in Economics and later received his MBA, graduating Magna Cum Laude all the while working a full time job at Midwestern Equipment Company.
Shortly after graduation John and Linda had their second child, Ryan, in 1973. In 1974 Johns career found its way to the oil and gas business. A true wildcatter from there his career had many highlights. In the 80’s he was President and CEO of Vulcan Energy and later President and CEO of Energy Exchange Partners, where at the time he was one of the youngest sitting CEO’s of a publicly traded company on the NYSE.
His later career found him in Bakersfield CA where he was President and CEO of Carneros Energy and Pacific Energy. John and Linda loved their years in California and developed many close relationships.
When he was ready to retire John and Linda moved back to OK and settled in Edmond at Oak Tree. He quickly found a group of golfing buddies and his old wildcat friends from the early days.
He faced his battle with cancer head on the last 4 years. He never complained and was always looking out for the well being of his family. Now that the battle is over he joins our Lord and Savior in Heaven. His family takes comfort knowing he is watching over us and no longer suffering.
He is preceded in death by his parents Virginia and Alton Lowell Rainwater.
He is survived by his wife Linda , daughter Laura Bond (Stuart), son Ryan Rainwater (Elizabeth), sister Diane Swafford (Mel), grandchildren Casey Ross, Brady Ross, Tatum Ross, Reid Rainwater, Dylan Rainwater, Nicolas John Rainwater, Victoria Rainwater and Liam John Bond. Great grandkids, Elias, Samuel and Aura Thornburg, his loving Fort Worth TX family and many more friends across the world.
A memorial service will be held at a later date due to the current crisis caused by the Chinese Coronavirus. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you consider a donation in Johns memory to the Epilepsy Foundation, donate.epilepsy.com or the music program at First United Methodist Church in Edmond OK fumcedmond.org.
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