Tyler Gideon Rainey entered into eternal rest February 6, 2018, due to injuries he sustained in an auto accident on January 28, 2018. He was a 17-year-old junior at Baxter Springs High School in Baxter Springs, Kan. where the family resides.
Tyler was a typical teenager, full of energy and a zest for life. His outgoing personality and contagious sense of humor made him a favorite among all who met him. His passing leaves an unfillable void in the lives of his family and many friends, but his smile will forever live on. Tyler made a huge impact on his school as a member of the honor choir, basketball and track teams, as well as a memorable role in a recent musical production. Tyler was also a member of the student counsel serving as junior class representative. Tyler was an honor roll student and was listed on the ACT honor wall.
Surviving are his parents Jennifer and Scott Mallory, brother Elijah, and sister Mati. Also, grandparents George and Nancy Rainey of Webb City, grandparents Stan and Lyn Mallory of Riverton and Aunt Heather Rainey of Denver, Colo. as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
True to his nature of generosity, Tyler chose to be an organ donor and would have encouraged all to do the same. His last gift in life will affect many lives as his spirit lives on.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, February 9, 2018 at Crossroads Christian Church in Baxter Springs, where Tyler was member of the youth group. Pastor Cameron Woodring and Pastor TJ Stephens will officiate. Tyler has been entrusted to Derfelt’s Baxter Chapel for cremation. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly request donations be made to Baxter Springs High School Choir or Crossroads Christian Church Youth Group in memory of Tyler in care of the funeral home.