Donald “Donnie” Raines, 70, of Bear Springs, Va passed away at home on Saturday, June 14th, 2014. Donnie was a Vietnam Vet and served in the United States Army’s 281st Assault Helicopter Company in 1966-67. He was a millwright at the Celanese Celco Plant in Narrows, where he retired after 35 loyal years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Moffett and Bertha Sue Raines, of Craig County and his oldest son, Donald Stacy Raines of Pearisburg, Va.
Donnie is survived by his brother, Ronald “Joe” Raines and his beloved friend and the mother of his children, Cathy Parnell. A Loving and devoted father to his living children, Kelly Ann Taylor, of Bear Springs, Va and Aaron Paul “Biggin” Raines, of Rich Creek, Va. A proud PapPap to all of his grandchildren, Alexander Stacy Raines and Brooke Valentina Raines, of Pearisburg, Va. Kayla Lynn Raines of Radford, Va, Shayne Landry Taylor and Braeden Paul Taylor both of Bear Springs, Va. and Zacharia Moffett Raines of Pearisburg, Va. He was also a Great PapPap to two special great grandchildren, Haven Roselynn Taylor of Bear Springs, Va and Mason Gabriel Pollock, of Radford, Va. Donnie loved his friends like they were family and each one held a special place in his heart.
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 20th, 2014 at 2 PM in the Chapel of Riffe’s Funeral Service in Narrows. Burial will follow in the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Dublin with graveside rites conducted by VFW Post #6000 of Narrows, and American Legion Posts #68 of Narrows, #311 of Pembroke, and #145 of Peterstown. The family will receive friends at Riffe’s Funeral Service Thursday from 6 to 8 PM.
The family is being served by Riffe’s Funeral Service in Narrows, (540) 726-2442, and online at riffefuneralservice.com.