Rakes, Sally St. Clair

rakes_sally_st_clair.jpgSally St. Clair Rakes went to be with her Heavenly Father on Monday, December 30, 2019. She was born April 29, 1946 in Montgomery County and was a graduate of Christiansburg High School.

She is preceded in death by her Father Oscar (Ott) St. Clair, Mother, Myrtle St. Clair (Hylton), Sister Doris Jean St. Clair and Brother-in-laws Bill Wright and H.C. Rakes.

She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Danny Bruce Rakes; their two sons, Daniel Rakes and Joe Rakes (Daphne); sisters, Neda Rook (Aubry), Ruby Wright, Nancy Buckland (Donnie); brothers, Roger St. Clair (Carol), and Raymond St. Clair (Helen); brother and sister-in-laws, Ron and Kitty Rakes, Eden Rakes; grandchildren, Raymond (Amanda), Danielle, Erika, Dustin, and Natalie; special uncle, Joe Sowers; and many cousins; many nieces and nephews; special niece, Doris Dickerson; special nephew, Butch Wright. The family would like to thank special friend, Lita King.

Sally was a member and treasurer of Mount Calvary Baptist Church, leading Christmas shoe boxes, Thanksgiving boxes, Vacation Bible School and more. She was a wonderful homemaker, caring for her two sons and playing an active role in all their extracurriculars as they grew up, including pack leader of Cub Scout Pack #277, and ran concessions at the school. She then took on the role of grandmother and loved her grandchildren more than life itself. She is a cancer survivor.

Family will receive friends and family Friday, January 3rd from 4-8pm with funeral service on Saturday, January 4th at 11am with Pastor Frankie Graham officiating. Both will be held at McCoy Funeral Home in Blacksburg.