William Richard "Dickie" Raines

September 30, 1947November 12, 2012

William Richard “Dickie” Raines, 65, of Old Fort, NC died Saturday, November 12, 2012 at his residence. He was a beloved father and grandfather.

He was born September 30, 1947 in Buncombe County, NC to William Lewis Raines of Swannanoa, NC and to the late Mildred McClure Raines.

In addition to his Father, surviving Mr. Raines are his wife of 42 years, Anne Terrell Raines of the home; two sons, Randy Henson of Ellenboro, NC and Shannon Raines of Old Fort, NC; one daughter, Tammie Sanders and husband, Billy of Old Fort, NC; one sister, Judy Lewis and husband, Howard of Mooresville, NC; six grandchildren, Haley, Carrington, Ashley, Taylor, Dustin and Raylyn; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 PM on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at the First Baptist Church of Old Fort with Rev. Duane Caldwell officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

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November 18, 2012

I am sorry for your loss..I have been prayers are with all of you..Robin Lawson Fellows

Glenda Warren

November 18, 2012

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I am sorry for the loss of such a wonderful man. He will always be remembered. My brother (Bobby)sends his prayers and love to you all.

Randall Raines

November 16, 2012

I found out to late to come to the funeral but would love to get a phone number so I can call Shannon or Tammy.

November 15, 2012

Ann, I'll never forget Dickie, seemed he was always messing with a car or at the lake, skiing. He tried hard to get me up on skis, but I never made it...jumped off that cliff though! He was always a friend & will be missed. Ann, you & your family are in our prayers.
Jake & Debbie Hamby

November 15, 2012

Dear Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
We knew Dickie well . We were classmates .
Stan and Diane(Hollifield) Gilliam
Blk. Mtn

November 15, 2012

I`m very sorry for your loss . Dicky will be missed by all . If I can be of service in any way , please let me know .

Terry McClure

Joe Jones

November 15, 2012

Once you got past that deep voice you found that Dickie was a great guy...
His very generous ways and funny. When I came to Swannanoa in the 7th grade one of the first things I heard about was "Dickie Raines"..When I think about Dickie, I think about how he always had a Hot Rod.. And the first thing he did when he bought a car was primer it. Everybody new Dickie Raines...And Everybody will miss him...

November 15, 2012

To Ann:Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, we are so sorry for your loss.
Eddie has many good memories of the time he and Dickie shared as young guys growing up. He will be missed by many people whose lives he touched through the years.
Brenda and Eddie Moseman

Sarah Horne

November 15, 2012

Dear Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time.

November 14, 2012

To Ann & Family. I know Dick will be missed. Had a talk w/him just last week. Dick had a good sense of humor and I'm sure was loved by many.
His Sister - Judi Lewis