Charles Wilkinson Raines

November 4, 1955 - May 4, 2011
Charles Wilkinson Raines


Charles Wilkinson Raines 55, of Wilmington passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Harvard, Il on November 4, 1955 the son of the late Charles Henry and Yvonne Arnold Raines . His younger brother Mark also preceded him in death. He was an engineer employed with Progress Energy, Inc. in Southport, NC since 1985.

Chuck or Charlie as he liked to be called enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He loved life and the outdoors, always ready to try something new.

Surviving are his wife Marci; daughter, Jennifer and husband Lei Zhu; and his son Steven. Chuck also has two brothers Jeff and Victor Raines of Dixon, Il, as well as many nieces and nephews.

We will miss his sense of humor, love of the Chicago Cubs, science fiction, and loving presence in all our lives. His memory will be with us always.

A memorial service will be held 10:30 AM Saturday, May 14, 2011 at Messiah Lutheran Church 3302 S. College Road

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  • May 09, 2011
    Bertrand Wilder says:
    My condolences to the family. Chuck was a good friend and will be missed here at BNP. I pray that God comforts you in your time of sorrow.

  • May 07, 2011
    Diana Sloan says:
    Marci, Jen, and Steven - I am so sorry for your loss. Chuck was such a kind and warm person, he will be missed.

  • May 07, 2011
    Libba Harrelson says:
    I worked with Chuck for a number of years. He was a good man and always spoke lovingly of his wife, daughter, son, and brothers. My deepest sympathy to your family. He will be missed.

  • May 10, 2011
    Jerry Crider says:
    Chuck and I have worked together at BNP since the mid 1980's, and he was a good friend. My sympathy and prayers are with all of you.

  • May 09, 2011
    Bev and Alan Gravelle says:
    We are sending love and prayers for comfort and peace to you and Steven and Jennifer. We were shocked to see that Chuck had passed away. I am sorry that we lost contact with each other, you were a great friend Marcie, and pray that you will be able to be strong. Love, Bev and Alan