Gregory Allen Rains passed peacefully February 24th, 2022, surrounded by loved ones in Kansas City, Missouri.
He is survived by his wife, Traci Rains, his mother Maxine Atkinson and step-father Eugene Atkinson, his sister Karen Mesa, his children, Julia Schaffer, Allen Rains, & Jessica Beh-John and her husband Jack Beh-John, his grandson Caelen Schaffer, his step sons, Evan & Luke, and his spoiled dogs Trixie, Dudley, Munchie, and Elmer.
He was preceded in death by his father, Allen Rains, and the mother of his children, Mary Mel Essa Rains (née Hessman).
Greg was born April 3rd, 1961 in Oakley, Kansas. He graduated from Garden City High School in 1979 and got his associates of Industrial Arts at Garden City Community College in 1981 before moving and working all over Kansas and western Missouri. Greg was a serial homeowner, his latest home being in Belton, Missouri.
Greg was a beloved curmudgeon, well known for poking fun at everyone and everything. He loved riding, and sometimes dropping, motorcycles; he took his Harley-Davidson cross-country multiple times, returning with great memories (and some minor road rash). His family preferred the rides he took on his lawn mower.
In his later years, Greg developed a great love for dogs and helped his wife, Traci, run a dog service, Wagmore Dog Services.
We will be celebrating his life on Thursday, March 3, from 3-7PM at Vivo in Overland Park, KS. A memorial service will take place in Garden City, KS, on April 2nd.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Heart Association.
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