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