WADLEY, Ga. - Mr. Victor Keith Rachels, 51, resident of Wadley, died unexpectedly Saturday evening. Vic was born in Augusta, Georgia and had lived in Wadley most of his life. He was a member of the Wadley Lions Club, the Stonewall Masonic Lodge in Louisville and a member of the Wadley First United Methodist Church. He was Joint Business Owner of Rachels Machine Shop. Vic had received degrees in Horticulture and Business Administration. Funeral services for Mr. Rachels will be held Thursday morning at 11:00 A.M. from the Wadley First United Methodist Church with Reverend Chris Shoemaker and Reverend David Boggs officiating. Interment will follow in Colemans Chapel Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: John Martin, James Davis, Mark Davis, Jody Wilson, Hank Ayers Scott Cochran and Terrell McMillian. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Stonewall Masonic Lodge and employees of Rachels Machine Shop. The family will receive friends at Smith Funeral Home Wednesday evening between the hours of 6-8 P.M. Survivors include: children - Molly Rebecca Rachels, Anna Victoria Rachels, Coleman Wesley Rachels; stepsons - Curtis Tanner (Leah), Daniel Tanner (Heather); parents - George and Mary Sue Rachels; brothers - George W. Rachels III, Bryan Rachels (Marie), Charles Rachels (Heidi); sister - Sarah Beth Matthews (Joe); special friend - Gina Peppers. Arrangements are by Smith Funeral Home of Wadley. Please visit our website at www.tomlinsonfuneralhome.net to sign the memorial register.
Smith Funeral Home
120 South Main Street
Wadley, GA 30477
Published in The Augusta Chronicle on July 15, 2014