Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 1, 2014, at Victory United Baptist Church, Steele, for Aubrey Joe "Buck" Rakestraw, 73, Steele, who died Monday, April 28, 2014. Robert McClung and Gerald Deweese will officiate. Burial will be in Victory United Baptist Church Cemetery. Morgan Funeral Chapel & Crematory directing.
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Buck was a very loving father, PawPaw and friend. He was a dedicated Soldier for the Lord Jesus Christ. He was a faithful and active member of Victory United Baptist Church of Steele, Ala. Buck was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ruth Rakestraw; parents, Alden A. and Lola Belle Rakestraw; brothers, Adrian and Cletus Rakestraw.
Survivors: daughter, Barbara (Alvis) Connell, Falkville; sons, Mark (Angela) Rakestraw, Joey Rakestraw, Carl (Marie) Pierce, Gallant; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Jean Rogers, Georgia, Margie Potter, Birmingham; brother, Rickey (Becky) Rakestraw, Gatlinburg, Tenn.
Pallbearers: Benjamin Bryan, Mathew Pierce, Chris James, Jeremy James, Ryan James and Brett Finley.
Honorary pallbearers: Jimmy Morris and David Clowdus.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 this evening at Morgan Funeral Chapel.
Morgan Funeral Chapel & Crematory
625 Gilberts Ferry Road Attalla, AL 35954
Published in The Gadsden Times on Apr. 30, 2014