Luke Oldness Rackley

February 10, 1930 - August 26, 2017
Luke Oldness Rackley

Luke Oldness Rackley age 87 of Wilmington passed away Saturday, August 26, 20187 at Cypress Pointe Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Luke is survived by his daughters, Lorena Brinson, Ida Rigsbee, Christina Rackley, and his sons, Danny Rackley, Luke Rackley, Jr., Matthew Rackley, and John Rackley; 14 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Rackley.

Luke was a man of great christian faith, and loved his family very much. He was a proud veteran of the US Army serving with the 515th Engineer Petroleum Distribution Company in Fort Belvoir, VA and was Honorably Discharged in 1950. His career most of his working life, was a professional truck driver.

A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held 7 pm Thursday, August 31,2017 at Castle Hayne Advent Christian Church officiated by Rev. Randall Smith and Rev. Judy Strickland Porter. The family will greet friends an hour before the service.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403  910-791-9099.


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  • August 26, 2017
    Linda Register says:
    My fondest memories of Bro. Luke playing the harmonica and praising the Lord. His happiness was contagious! Love, peace and love to the family.

  • August 26, 2017
    Heidie Glendening says:
    Uncle Luke will be missed! I can just see him sitting at the feet of Jesus.

  • August 27, 2017
    Jim and Jackie Bowden says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I'm sorry we will miss his celebration of life service. I'm certain Mr.Luke had a wonderful "homecoming". Praying for the family.

  • August 28, 2017
    Tammy Canterbury says:
    Sending prayers of comfort for this time of loss.

  • August 29, 2017
    Karen Jones says:
    To the Rackley Family: I am so sorry to hear of Brother Luke's passing. I know he will be greatly missed. He was a very good man. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all.