Charlie David Rakes, age 79, went to his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Charlie is the son of Harry Cleveland and Geneva Joy Rakes, deceased. He is preceded in death by his wife, Ella May Kast Rakes; brothers, Lloyd Alfred, Oscar Otis, Albert Reed, and Ray (Tom) Everette; and sisters, Bonny Coy Rakes, Nellie Ree Hooker, Alma (Eunice) Bowman and Nancy Lula Rakes.
He is survived by sisters, Margie Ruth Gier, Ruby Joyce Keith (Eugene); daughter, Yolonda Sue Burrier (Randy); sons, Charles Darin Rakes and Charles Duston Leon Rakes; grandchildren, Lindsey Acuff Woolwine (Brandan), Cody Michael Burrier, Darianna Dawn Rakes, and Charles Darin Rakes, Jr.; and great-grandchildren, Cymric Faith Woolwine, Jace Harding Woolwine, and Ian Decker Woolwine.
His years of helping others in his journey through life found him making stops at VDOT, Southern States, the Radford Arsenal, NAPA in Christiansburg, Virginia Tech, and countless farms and homes throughout the area. Everyone that knew Charlie well, and even those who didn't, know of his love of making music and dancing. Charlie never met a stranger he didn't know.
Friends and relatives of Charlie's are invited to gather at Maberry Funeral Home to celebrate his life from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 16, 2019.