Jonathon McLain “Sleepy” Rimes

Jonathon McLain “Sleepy” Rimes

Jonathon McLain “Sleepy” Rimes

January 03, 1980~October 18, 2023

McLain “Sleepy” Rimes 43, of Crestview, Florida passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2023. McLain was born on January 3, 1980, in Tallahassee, Florida to William and Pamela Rimes.

McLain moved here when he was born, and Okaloosa County was his home in between each travel. Jon was a well-traveled man who spent his life in the endless pursuit of knowledge. Which he so freely gave away to anyone who wanted it. Never one to turn down a good conversation over a bowl of Jambalaya with anyone from any walk of life.

Jon loved to be in nature and would rather be in fellowship in the forest than anywhere else. Sleepy was a beautifully caring and unique soul. Regardless of his physical challenges, his faith and his mother allowed him to pursue his dreams and be the man he wanted to be.

Going so much further than thought possible, Sleepy will be remembered fondly and missed for the rest of our days.

McLain is preceded in death by his grandparents, John W. and Evelyn K. Wilson.

McLain is survived by his mother, Pamela Rimes, his son, Donovan Lee Whitted, his daughter Katharine Duncan, his sister, Julie Caysun and miles of friendships that span thousands of miles.

A visitation will be held on Monday, October 23, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. from the Chapel of Brackney Funeral Service. Come as you are, please no suits.

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Brackney Funeral Service, Crestview, is entrusted with arrangements.



Brackney Funeral Service Chapel

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October 20, 2023, 10:33 pm

Rip brother

Christina Dexter (DuRall)

October 21, 2023, 12:44 pm

Truly a life time of memories we shared. My heart goes out to his family, my prayer are with you.

Colonel and Mrs. Charlie Aplin, USMC, Ret.

October 23, 2023, 12:27 am

Please accept our most heartfelt condolences on McLain’s passing. Along with you, we celebrate his life, and extend our thoughts and prayers to his entire family.

Mack and Alice Sanders

October 23, 2023, 12:44 am

Alice and I send our condolences to Pam and family. We were sorry to hear about McLain’s passing. We send our love and prayers for all family and friends. McLain was the same age as our daughter. Gone to soon. This reminds us how precious life is and never take it for granted.

Vanessa Duckworth

October 23, 2023, 1:47 am

Pam I am so sorry to hear this. I loved that boy. Adam and I remember him fondly.

Lane Holland

October 23, 2023, 6:46 am

Lane Holland, 23 Oct 2023, 1:44am
Pam, I am so very sorry for the loss of your precious son. No Mother should every have to bury their son. His life was cut so short, but you have your memories forever. Our family know so well, the pain you are going thru and I would never wish that on any other family. Along with you, I celebrate his life, and extend our thoughts and prayers to his entire family. My heart goes out to you and his precious children.

Barbara Gunter

October 23, 2023, 12:26 pm

Pam, sending my love and prayers for you.
Barbara Hammer Gunter

Stephanie Smith

October 23, 2023, 4:42 pm

Jon was such a light in this world with a kind soul full of energy. Our condolences on your loss.

Ronnie Wilson

October 27, 2023, 11:07 pm

God Bless you Pam, I sure loved him, I helped him a few times and we had a great conversation. Go rest high on that mountain

Rita mook

November 1, 2023, 8:18 pm

Pam, I just saw this and I am so so sorry! I remember all the times you brought him to work and he’d come around to see me. Another time I remember him at the thrift store looking at a set of drums. I actually offered to get them for him but he politely declined. I sorta laughed and thought, whew, that’s a good one for Pam. Everywhere I saw him, he came up and spoke to me. I want to celebrate his life. Life can only get better from here! He will be missed. My heart is broken.

James & Angie

March 27, 2024, 1:37 am

We love you and treasure all the times we spent in fellowship with you.

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