James Eugene Racey, 70, of Edinburg, VA went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at home surrounded by his family. A graveside service will be held Sunday, June 9, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Luke Cemetery in Woodstock, Va. Reverends Freddie Helsley and Howard Lutz will officiate.
Jim was born on July 7, 1942 in Woodstock, VA son of the late Kirby Lee and Leatha Hollar Racey. He retired from Safeway Stores Inc. where he served as Assistant Manager and later traveled as a Safeway Merchandiser. He was a member of St. Luke Brethren Church and taught Sunday School Class for many years. He also served as deacon. He was an avid Redskin fan and enjoyed collecting M & M Toys.
Surviving are his wife of 50 years Jane Coffelt Racey; daughter, Leigh Ann Davis and husband Bruce Davis of Mt. Jackson, VA; son, Chad Racey and wife Becky Racey of Luray, VA; four grandchildren, Ashton and Jared Davis, Kaley and Ethan Racey; two step grandchildren, Bethany Ryder and Gary Lee Hilliard; brother, Jerry Racey of Woodstock, VA and sister, Julie Reeves of Woodstock, VA. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Douglas and David Racey both of Woodstock, VA.
Pallbearers will be Bill Shrum, Richard Keller, Marvin Burner, Paul Racey, Galen Fadeley, Lewis Bromley, Mike George and Meredith Sine.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Safeway Breakfast Club.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 6-8 p.m. at Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock, VA.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke Brethren Church Building Fund, 923 St. Luke Road, Woodstock, VA 22664 or Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork Street, Winchester, VA 22601.