Dannie George Rackley

January 23, 1954 - March 20, 2023
Dannie George Rackley

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Dannie George Rackley age 69 passed away Monday, March 20, 2023 at Novant New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Dannie was born in Wilmington, NC on January 23, 1954. His parents were the late Luke Oldness Rackley and Mary Franklin Thompson Rackley.

Dannie grew up in Wilmington and after graduation he worked at Wilmington Hospital Supply for 35 years as a Sales Representative, Warehouse and Delivery Clerk and was loved and respected by his fellow employees and his many customers. He was a faithful member of Castle Hayne Advent Christian Church for many years. He enjoyed spending time with his family and church family. He was loved and will be missed by everyone that knew him.

Dannie is survived by his wife of 49 years, Kathy Davis Rackley; three daughters, Elizabeth Garner, Jennifer Reaves, and Oliva Pemberton; grandchildren, Wesley Garner, Jacob Garner, Kaylea Rackley Reaves, Anna Reaves, Michael Reaves, Jasper Pemberton, and Rayna Pemberton. three sisters, Lorena Brinson, Ida Rigsbee, and Christina Rackley; and three brothers, Luke Rackley, Jr., Matthew Rackley, and John Rackley.

Visitation for family and friends will begin 1 pm Friday, March 24, 2023 at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel followed by his Funeral Serivces at 2 PM led by Rev. Judy Porter.

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  • March 24, 2023
    Karen Eustace says:
    so sorry for your loss Karen from Harris Teeter Pharmacy

  • March 24, 2023
    Roberta Fox says:
    So sorry for your loss! Love and prayers for the family.

  • March 24, 2023
    Linda and Wade Pemberton says:
    So sorry to the Rackley family. I know that he will be missed. So glad your family is so close so you can lean on each other for support during this difficult time. Love to Kathy, Oliva, and family - Linda and Wade Pemberton

  • March 23, 2023
    Tim McCoy says:
    Dannie was always a tremendous light, and expression of Gods goodness to all I witnessed him interact with, including me. Dannie was so good to my wife Carol (his niece) and I when we first married. He prayed that my old car would stay on the road at that time, and it did. Though the ravages of sickness might have taken a mighty blow, one thing that I’m confident remained the same, and that is the steadfast reality of God’s grace in Dannie. We are the only hands and feet that God has, or that we know of. Dannie used his in a manner to minister to the needs of the marginalized, with a passion that was not only in encouraging word, yet moreover was seen and felt within him. In recent years I didn’t get to be with him as much, yet I hold dear, and reflect with honor the past years when I did. It was a blessed gift knowing him. Travel well Dannie, until we sing again in that great eternal domain, and light of God.

  • March 23, 2023
    Dean Hewett says:
    Very sad to hear that Dannie passed away. Our loss is only temporary, Kathy and girls; soon we'll see Dannie on the bright shores of heaven. Praying for peace and comfort for you guys.