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A life well lived

Date of Birth August 09, 1937

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Date of Passing September 02, 2019

Bradley Wayne Raker

from Winston Salem, North Carolina, United States

Mr. Bradley Wayne Raker, 82 of Winston Salem, NC passed away peacefully in his home on September 2, 2019.

Mr. Raker was born to parents Bradley and Ruth Raker on August 9, 1937.  Mr. Raker graduated from Hanes High School in 1958. He married Ms. Barbara Raker in 1972 and remained a devoted husband until her death in 2011.  Wayne and Barbara had one son, Joshua.  Mr. Raker was employed by Sara Lee Knitwear and retired in 2000 after 33 years of service. In his later years, Wayne enjoyed playing Santa Claus at Stratford Station Grill through the Christmas season.  He was also a devoted member of Burkhead United Methodist Church in Winston Salem. 

 Mr. Raker is survived by one son Joshua Raker (Kimberly) and three grandchildren, Kyra, Tyler and Kyla of Winston Salem; brother Maurice Raker (Elinor) of Wilmington, NC;  brother Barry Raker (Linda) of Elon, NC; sister-in-law Brenda Raker Gentry of Winston Salem, NC and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. 

 He is preceded in death by his wife Barbara Raker and brother Jerry Raker.

Family will receive visitors at 1PM on 9/14/19 at Burkhead United Methodist Church located at 5250 Silas Creek Parkway in Winston Salem with memorial service immediately following at 2PM.

 

Memorial Details:

2:00 PM
Sep 14, 2019
Burkhead United Methodist, 5250 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston Salem, NC
Details: The family will receive guests starting at 1PM, one hour before service.
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Memorial Details

Memorial Details:

2:00 PM
Sep 14, 2019
Burkhead United Methodist, 5250 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston Salem, NC
Details: The family will receive guests starting at 1PM, one hour before service.
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    Reply Linda / Sep 13, 2019

    I did not know Wayne well, but we used to run into each other frequently at Stratford Station. He always greeted me with his big smile and had something nice to say. I will miss him! Peace to his family.

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    Reply Blain and Peg Butner / Sep 11, 2019

    Blain and Peg Butner sends their condolences.

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    Reply Ellen Sides / Sep 11, 2019

    Ellen Nifong Sides sends her most heartfelt sympathy to the family. Wayne was a very special person...and loved by everyone.

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    Reply Terry Blumenthal / Sep 11, 2019

    Wayne was just about the nicest person you could ever meet. When he was up, he was positive; when he was down, he was still positive. He loved everybody (especially his grandkids). Wayne gave us an example of how to live in good times and bad, and I miss him, and his terrific smile!

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    Reply JoAnn Lewis / Sep 06, 2019

    JoAnn Lewis sends their condolences.

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