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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