John William ‘Jay’ Rackley, 55

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John William Rackley.
John William Rackley.

John William “Jay” Rackley, 55, of Wilmington, went home to be with his maker on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016.

Jay was born in Wilmington on July 22, 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.

“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.”–John 16:33

The family will have a private service at a later date.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Wilmington Funeral and Cremation.

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