OBITUARY

Troy B Raines

July 13, 1928July 30, 2013

Shreveport, LA- Funeral services celebrating the life of Troy B. Raines, 85, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 2, 2013 in the chapel of Centuries Memorial Funeral Home. Officiating will be Dr. B.J. "Rocky" Maddox and Bro. Marty Wright. Interment will follow in Centuries Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home.

Mr. Raines was born on July 13, 1928 in Pleasant Hill, LA and passed away on July 30, 2013 in Shreveport, LA. Troy was very dedicated and devoted to his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He enjoyed hunting, taking care of his yard and being a great handyman and fixing things for family and friends in his shop. Troy was a member of the Sunset Masonic Lodge #438. Mr. Raines served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He retired from Riley Beaird Industries. Troy was a member of Rose Park Baptist Church.

Mr. Raines was preceded in death by his parents and one infant son.

Left to cherish beautiful memories of Troy are his wife of 65 years, Yvonne Wiggins Raines; children, Sandra Timon, Don Raines and wife Cynthia, Terri Harber and husband Steve; grandchildren, Grant Timon and wife Alisha, Matthew Timon, Brad Harber and wife Kristal, Brian Harber; great grandchildren, Nolan, Walker, Hannah, Sarah, Samuel and Dean. Mr. Raines is also survived by his faithful dog and companion, George, as well as numerous other relatives and friends.

Honoring Mr. Raines as pallbearers will be: Tommy McCullough, Bob Raines, Reggie Bell, Rodney Bell, Joey Gaskin, Jon York, Vernon "Spud" Glenn and Jason Walsh. Honorary pallbearers will be: Jimmy Shelton, William Pierce, Buddy Davis, Jack Mouser, Kenneth Harber, Dennis Thompson and Frenchy Vincent.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Jill Kress for all the care shown to Mr. Raines.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the ARC of Acadiana-Northwest, 5401 Shed Rd, Bossier City, LA 71111.

You may share words of comfort with the family by visiting www.centuriesmemorialfh.com

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David McKenzie

August 4, 2013

Sorry to hear about Troy, I know you will miss him very much. May the good Lord bless and comfort you.

Steven Hatfield

August 2, 2013

So sorry to hear about our loss! You are in my prayers.

Stephanie Snow

August 2, 2013

To the Raines Family, my prayers and thoughts are with you .

Akiba Butts

August 1, 2013

Teri, So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I know you will miss him dearly. Thinking of you.

For the Commanders, Carroll R. Michaud

August 1, 2013

The Final Salute

“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to Troy B. Raines our “Brother-in-Arms”. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Troy. And to Troy it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country during WW-II while serving in the U.S. Navy. Troy, we commend you for your honorable service. You are a true patriot, who served with honor and distinction. You upheld the finest qualities of an American patriot warrior: courage, commitment, generosity, sacrifice, love and devotion to family and country. You were a true friend. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 1,261 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion and the 233 veterans of VFW Post 2238 in Shreveport, Louisiana, we extend our sympathies and our condolences to Troy's family and loved ones.

Bobby L. Williams, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 South Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109

James Mazariz, Commander, VFW Post 223

Phyllis Stone

August 1, 2013

I would like to express my condolences. I lived down the street from Mr. Raines for many years. I watched him work in his yard with his little dog in his lap. My prayers are with the family at this time. I lived at 9031 Southwood Dr.

Barry Kuperman

August 1, 2013

My sympathies to the entire Raines Family. Troy was one of the best!!

August 1, 2013

Grant, Sandra & Terry, So sorry about your grandpa, and daddy passing. Ya'll were so blessed to have had him this many years as I lost mine many years ago. God will sustain and help you through this difficult time. We will be praying for ya'll. Love ya, Bettie Crisler

August 1, 2013

My prayers are with you Sandra.

Barry Kuperman

August 1, 2013

My sympathies to the entire Raines Family. Troy was one of the best!