Wallace Avritt Rakes Obituary

Wallace Avritt Rakes

<p>Wallace Avritt Rakes, age 81, of Danville, passed away at 12:28 a.m., Saturday, September 5, 2020 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.</p> <p>He was a native of Marion County, born on August 29, 1939 to the late Edgar and Bersha Wright Rakes.</p> <p>He was a member of the Temple Baptist Church, a lifelong farmer, an avid fisherman and had a passion for purple martins.</p> <p>Preceding him in death was his wife, Helen Frances Lewis Rakes on August 22, 2006; three sisters, Pauline Price, Meredith Rakes and Mary D. Rakes and six brothers, William, Jr., Mitchell, Willard, Robert and Fred Allen Rakes.</p> <p>Survivors include a daughter, Cindy Goode (Charles &ldquo;Buck&rdquo;) of Danville; a son, David Rakes (Leslie) of Springfield; five grandchildren, David Rakes II (Ashley), Fran Rakes, Rachel Teater (Roland), Phillip Goode (Marsha) and Doug Goode (Laura); fourteen great grandchildren; two sisters, Rita Smothers and Virginia Kirkland (George) both of Bradfordsville and a brother, Jack Rakes (Bertha) of Bradfordsville.</p> <p>Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 9th at the Carey &amp; Son Funeral Home with Rev. John McDaniel, officiating.</p> <p>Burial will be in the Bethlehem Cemetery.</p> <p>Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Fran Rakes, Rachel Teater, Kelsey Goode, Cheyenne Goode, Charlie Goode, Sarahbeth Rakes and Aria Goode.</p> <p>Pallbearers will be David Rakes II, Phillip Goode, Doug Goode, Nick Rakes, Zachary Rakes, Jacob Rakes, Dylan Clarkson and Derek Clarkson.</p> <p>Visitation will be after 10:00 Wednesday morning at the Carey &amp; Son Funeral Home.</p>
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Wallace Avritt Rakes, age 81, of Danville, passed away at 12:28 a.m., Saturday, September 5, 2020 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

He was a native of Marion County, born on August 29, 1939 to the late Edgar and Bersha Wright Rakes.

He was a member of the Temple Baptist Church, a lifelong farmer, an avid fisherman and had a passion for purple martins.

Preceding him in death was his wife, Helen Frances Lewis Rakes on August 22, 2006; thre...

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09
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Wednesday, September 09 2020
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09
Funeral Service
Wednesday, September 09 2020
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
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Springfield, KY 40069
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