Calvin Timothy Rayne Jr., 85

Calvin Timothy Rayne Jr., 85, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Selbyville, Del., on Oct. 22, 1933, to the late Calvin Timothy Rayne Sr. and Hazel (Long) Rayne.

Following his service to the country in the U.S. Army, Rayne worked for Mumford Sheet Metal in Selbyville and as a painting contractor. He also worked full-time as a custodian for the Indian River School District, at Selbyville Middle School and Phillip C. Showell Elementary School, from which he retired as chief custodian after 22 years of service.

Rayne was a founding member of the Roxanna (Del.) Volunteer Fire Company. During his earlier years, Rayne enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He was a long-time member of The River — A Wesleyan Church in Roxana.

Rayne passed away on his 61st wedding anniversary, with his wife, Harriet Lewis Rayne, and his family at the bedside. In addition to his wife, he is also survived by his son, Denny D. Rayne and his wife, Lynne, of Argos Corner, Del.; a brother, George Rayne and wife, Erica, of Selbyville; sisters, Jeannette Bunting of Coco Beach, Fla., and Naomi Hudson of Selbyville; a grandson, Stephen Rayne of Durham, N.C.; and many nieces and nephews.

The family said they would like to especially thank the doctors and nursing staff at Beebe Healthcare and Delaware Hospice for their dedicated compassionate care, as well as the kind support offered by the members of the Beebe Medical Foundation.

A celebration of Rayne’s life will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, at 11 a.m., at The River — A Wesleyan Church, 35175 Roxana Road, Frankford, Del., where friends may visit one hour beforehand. Interment will be private, at the Roxana Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The River — A Wesleyan Church; 35175 Roxana Rd.; Frankford, DE 19945, or to Delaware Hospice; 100 Patriots Way; Milford, DE 19963. Arrangements were by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Georgetown, Del. Condolences may be sent online at