Robert Charles Rackley, Jr.

September 12, 1958 - October 2, 2011
Robert Charles Rackley, Jr.

Robert Charles “Buddy” Rackley, Jr., age 53, of Wilmington, North Carolina passed away Sunday, October 2, 2011 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Wilmington, North Carolina on September 12, 1958 to the late Robert Charles Rackley Sr. and the late Barbara Denise Rising. Before his health failed him Robert was employed by Rockwell International and American Crane.

He was the second of six children. Though his body had grown weak Buddy continued to do for his family. Uncle Buddy loved his family.

Buddy is survived by a brother John William Rackley of Wilmington, sister Rhonda Denise Jones of Wilmington, and sister Jewel Anne Hamme and husband Billy of Wilmington. In addition to his siblings Uncle Buddy left behind four nephews, three nieces, as well as, nine great nephews and five great nieces. But, Uncle Buddy’s babies were his great nephews Jeffery Wayne Jones III “Boogie” and Camron Lee Jones “Cam” of Wilmington.

In addition to his parents Robert was preceded in death by his brother Donald Ray Hollar Jr. and his sister Deborah Pauline Mintz.
The family will have a private celebration of Uncle Buddy’s life at a later date.

Father in your gracious keeping, leave we now our brother sleeping.

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  • October 09, 2011
    Doug Bevell says:
    My prayers go out to each and everyone of this family.

  • October 05, 2011
    Teresa Lineberry says:
    Buddy will be missed by all who knew him.

  • October 05, 2011
    Robert Mintz says:
    Uncle Buddy you will be missed by everyone who crossed your path in life. Please tell our family we miss them and we will see everybody one day. Love you uncle Buddy.

  • October 05, 2011
    Christy B Cloutier says:
    We Love you Buddy May you rest in peace.. Jewel, Rhonda and Family We are so very sorry for your loss. We love you all very much John, Christy, and Family

  • October 05, 2011
    amanda jacobs says:
    Im so sorry to hear this .. buddy was a very sweet sweet person .. RIP Buddy!! <3