Rakes, Richard Matthew

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Richard Matthew Rakes (Ricky), 37, of Christiansburg, passed away Sunday, August 10, 2008.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents. Ricky is survived by his wife, Joyce Wilson Rakes; parents Morris and Alice Rakes; sisters and brothers-in-law, Melissa and Paul Craighead, and Donna and Todd Akers; nephew Zack Craighead; niece Jessica Akers; sister-in-law, Tina Wilson; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Peggy and Roy Mitchell; grandmother, Lucy Workman; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends, especially at Timber Truss Housing Systems.

Ricky was a devoted NASCAR fan who also loved hunting and fishing. He was a wonderful and kindhearted person that will be sadly missed by all that knew him.

There will be no visitation and a memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. The Rakes family is being served by Horne Funeral & Cremation Service, Christiansburg, Va., 540-382-2612. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.hornefuneralservice.com.