John William Rackley

July 22, 1960 - January 11, 2016
John William Rackley

John William “Jay” Rackley age 55, of Wilmington, N.C. went home to be with his maker Monday, January 11th 2016. Jay was born in Wilmington on July 22nd, 1960. He was the son of the late Robert C. Rackley Sr. and the late Barbara Denise Rising.

Jay was also preceded in death by his sister Deborah Pauline Mintz and brothers Robert C. Rackley Jr. and Donald Ray Hollar Jr.

Jay leaves behind two sisters Rhonda Deniece Jones of Wilmington and Jewel Anne Hamme and husband Billy of Wilmington. In addition to his sisters Jay left behind four nephews and three nieces. Of the four nephews Jay had a special place in his heart for Jeffery Wayne Jones Jr. who was always there to lend a helping hand to his “Uncle Jay”. Fourteen grand nephews and nieces will miss “Uncle Jay” equally as much.
John 16:33

“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
The family will have a private service at a later date.

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  • January 13, 2016
    Cindy oiler Clemmons lit a candle:
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  • January 13, 2016
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  • January 13, 2016
    Christina risinger says:
    Im sorry to hear your brother passed, its hard to get through something like this I know. May your family stay safe and just know ill keep you all in my prayers as I've done for over 15yrs. it might not feel like it now but god has a purpose for why things turn out the way they do. We dont understand it now but in the long run we will all be together. I Hope to see all of you when its time come to go home.. I love you all

  • January 14, 2016
    Ronnie & Jewel says:
    I can't come up with words to say I I'm feeling. We've lost 3 brothers & a sister. We might not see each other every day but that does not change the way we feel about our Brother. We love you Jay and we'll see you again in a better place.

  • February 16, 2016
    Fred Owens says:
    I am sorry for your lost. I know this is not the place to do this but i have no other contact information. I've been trying to find a place for William Rackley to stay. I was wondering if any of you can help. You can contact me Fred Owens at (910) 343-8875.