Francis William "Bill" Rahrer Jr.

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Funeral service for Mr. Francis William "Bill" Rahrer Jr., 93, will be Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Lineville Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Colquett and the Rev. John Howell officiating. Burial will follow in the Lineville City Cemetery. Mr. Rahrer passed away Saturday, September 5, 2015, at his home. He grew up in Anniston, was a graduate of Anniston High School, Class of 1940 and attended the University of Alabama. Mr. Rahrer served in the U.S. Army Air Corps for three years and then moved to Mobile where he began a career as a civil servant, first working at Brookley AFB. He continued in civil service during the development of the U.S. Space Program, working on twin engine aircraft, then jets, rockets and missiles. Mr. Rahrer retired in 1977 and settled in Clay County where he was a member of Barfield Baptist Church. He is survived by two daughters, Barbara Rahrer, of Lineville and Leah Venezia (John), of Denver, Colo.; one son; Bill Rahrer (Jennifer), of Denver, Colo.; two grandsons, Cooper and Grady Rahrer, of Denver, Colo.; one brother, Earl "Kim" Rahrer, of Lakeland, Fla.; one daughter-in-law, Helen Rahrer, of Charlottesville, Va. and one brother-in-law, Colonel (US Army Ret.) Thomas Twisdale, of Potomac Falls, Virginia. Mr. Raher was preceded in death by his parents, Francis William Rahrer Sr. and Eula Mae Hensley Rahrer; his wife of 66 years, Hazel Rahrer; one son, Michael Rahrer and two sisters, Frances Gaines and Peggy Twisdale. The family will receive friends in the sanctuary of Lineville Baptist Church on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, from 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Lineville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 356, Lineville, AL 36266 or Barfield Baptist Church, 74 East Mill Road, Lineville, AL 36266. Send on-line condolences at www.benefieldfuneralhome.com. Benefield Funeral Home in Lineville in charge of the arrangements
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Published in The Anniston Star on Sept. 8, 2015