Richard E. Rakes, 83, of Ferrum, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at Martinsville Health and Rehab. He was born at 8:10 p.m. on May 20, 1935, in Patrick County to the late Walter L. Rakes and the late Laura Hall Rakes. He was married on June 13, 1954, to Jeroline Archer Rakes until her death on October 4, 1996. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by sisters, Altrude Shively, Gay Worley, Judy Hale and Marilyn Leah Rakes; and brothers, Oscar Rakes and Randolph Rakes; Richard retired from Henry County.
Richard is survived by his children, Carlton Rakes, Carmen Joubert, Carla R. Hankins and Richard Conrad Rakes; grandchildren, Christina Joubert and Jean Paul Joubert; great-granddaughter, Alexa; brothers, Orben Rakes, Lane Rakes, Hubert Rakes and Cleo Rakes; sisters, Mildred DeHart, Edna Duncan and Rena Stone and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at Bassett Funeral Service Chapel where a funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. with Pastor Steven Lackey officiating. Burial will follow the funeral at Henry Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice, 730 E Church Street St #13, Martinsville, Va. 24112.
Bassett Funeral Service in Bassett is serving the Rakes family.