George W. Rakestraw Sr.

April 22, 1936 ~ April 9, 2018 (age 81)

George W. Rakestraw Sr. age 81, of Cedartown, passed away Monday April 9th, 2018. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather who will be greatly missed. George was a retiree from Lockheed after many years of service. He was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ.

George was preceded in death by his daughter, Janet Elaine Rakestraw. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Margaret Rakestraw; Daughter Donna (John) Pilgrim; Sons George (Deborah) Rakestraw Jr. and David Rakestraw; Brothers Robert Durham and Edward Maxwell; Grandchildren Stacey Ball, Lee Morgan, Aubrey Rakestraw, Christina Rakestraw, and Colby Boyce; 15 great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation will be held Wednesday April 11th, 2018 from 6pm-9pm at Medford-Peden Funeral Home. A graveside service will be at 1pm on Thursday April 12th, 2018 at Gresham Cemetery on Shallowford Rd. with Rev. Danny Tucker.

Medford-Peden Funeral Home – Marietta, is taking care of all arrangements. 770-427-8447

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