Monty Davis Rackley

March 4, 1955 - March 25, 2018
Monty Davis Rackley

Monty Davis Rackley, 63, of Belville, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 25, 2018 in the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCenter in Wilmington after a long battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of Marilyn Bailey Rackley.

Born in Burgaw, March 4, 1955, a son of the late Louis Herbert and Dorothy Davis Rackley, he had worked in the maintenance department at Belk’s Department Stores for over 23 years until his retirement. He loved gardening and shooting pool, and playing cards,  and was a great Paw-Paw to his grandchildren.

Besides his wife, Marilyn, he is survived by his daughters, Tiffany Griffin of Wilmington and Brandy Northam of Leland; his grandchildren, Layton and Colton Griffin, and Kaylee and Wesley Northam; his sisters, Marilyn G. Rackley and Judy Singleton; his brother, Carl Rackley, his step sister, Sissy Orr, step brother, Billy Benton, and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial gathering will be on Wednesday March 28, 2018 from 6 to 8 pm at his daughters home, 1061 Slater Way Leland, NC 28451

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to assist them with medical and  household expenses at

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation Village Road Chapel, 525 Village Road, Wilmington, NC 28451.


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  • March 26, 2018
    MARILYN RACKLEY lit a candle:
    Lit since March 26, 2018 at 3:13:00 AM

  • March 26, 2018
    James & Lisa Harris says:
    Jim & I send all our thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  • March 26, 2018
    Dee Bailey says:
    So many good memories of Monty in our younger days. A good man who will be greatly missed.

  • March 27, 2018
    Katie Lukens says:
    I loved working with Monte. We worked at Belk together for about 8 years. He was one of the first people to make me feel welcome there. He will be missed dearly

  • March 27, 2018
    Ms Allison says:
    Sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about him and bring him back again. John 5:28, 29 gives this assurance.