Stevens & Grass Funeral Home

4203 Salines DR, Malden, WV


Lawrence Wesley Raines Jr.

January 28, 1944June 16, 2020

Lawrence W. “Larry” Raines Jr., 76, of Charleston, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at Hubbard Hospice House.

He was born on January 28, 1944. Larry was a graduate of DuPont High School, Class of 1962. He served in the US Army in Korea and Vietnam and was a disabled Veteran. Larry was active with the Vet Center in Charleston. He was a member of the United Mine Workers, Local 2236, having worked for Kanawha Mining and Carbon Fuel. Larry was a Christian and attended the Spring Fork Missionary Baptist Church.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Mae Raines; his brother, Richard “Rick” Raines; and his aunt, Carrie “Goldie” Davis.

He is survived by his wife Brenda Raines of 54 years, daughter Lisa (Chris) of Scott Depot, son Larry (Heather) of Charleston; grandchildren, Laurance, Taylor, Ethan, Taylor and Shelby; special great- grandsons, LJ and Rhett; great-granddaughter, Nora; sisters, Norma (Jesse) Cook, Connie (Gary) Jones and Elizabeth (Bruce) Dunlap; brothers, Gary Michael (Peggy) Raines and David (Debi) Raines; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Committal service with military honors will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, June 22, 2020, at the Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar, with Pastor Mike Long officiating.

The funeral procession will depart at 12:15 p.m. on Monday from Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, while attending the services please adhere to the Federal, State and CDC guidelines for social distancing and it is recommended that a proper face mask be worn.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be sent to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Curtis Price Way, Charleston, WV 25311 or Spring Fork Missionary Baptist Church, 320 Campbells Creek Drive, Charleston, WV 25306.


  • Funeral Procession

    Monday, June 22, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Monday, June 22, 2020


Lawrence Wesley Raines Jr.

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Keith & Becky Easter

July 3, 2020

Becky and I want to let you know that you and your family will be in our prayers at this time. Diana kept us up on you and Larry leading up to his passing. May you be blessed and comforted by our creator as only He can. An old classmate at DPHS .... Keith Easter

Phil Jones

June 23, 2020

My condolences to the family. Such a sweet bunch. Until we meet again.

linda paxton

June 22, 2020

I had made plans to be there for the service. It is raining in Ripley. I am on oxygen and a walker, so it is with regret I won't be able to make it.

Comfort, hugs, and love to you.

Larry's sister in the Fellowship,

Linda Paxton

Lee Hamrick

June 21, 2020

Prayers for you and your family, we love you.

Diana Claudio

June 21, 2020

Prayers for the Raines family in the passing of Larry.
Larry and I started grade school together. I will always remember Larry at are class reunions at the Civic Center, he would always complain about the food being served and adding how great a cook Brenda is. He also always gave me his cucumber from his salad, saying how he hated them. Larry was loved by all who knew him. His sense of humor would always make me laugh. Rest in Peace my friend.

Diana Jenkins Claudio

Jack Walker

June 20, 2020

Larry was a great classmate, teammate, and friend, even though we spent very little time together after high school.
My thoughts and prayers are for peace, comfort, and strength for family and friends. I think of him often and our time together on the football field and our time together during our weekend on the train ride on the "Salamander" to see the fall colors. That was part of our 50th class reunion celebration. Thanks for memories Larry. Rest in peace 🙏