Wallace Avritt Rakes

Published 9:42 am Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Wallace Avritt Rakes


Wallace Avritt Rakes, age 81, of Danville, passed away Saturday, September 5, 2020 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

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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; three sisters, Pauline Price, Meredith Rakes and Mary D. Rakes and six brothers, William, Jr., Mitchell, Willard, Robert and Fred Allen Rakes.

Survivors include a daughter, Cindy Goode (Charles “Buck”) 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.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm., Wednesday, September 9th at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. John McDaniel, officiating. Burial will be in the Bethlehem Cemetery.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Fran Rakes, Rachel Teater, Kelsey Goode, Cheyenne Goode, Charlie Goode, Sarahbeth Rakes and Aria Goode.

Pallbearers will be David Rakes II, Phillip Goode, Doug Goode, Nick Rakes, Zachary Rakes, Jacob Rakes, Dylan Clarkson and Derek Clarkson.

Visitation will be after 10:00 Wednesday morning at the Carey & Son Funeral Home in Springfield.