James Eugene Racey

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.

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4 Condolences to James Eugene Racey

  1. David Hahn says:

    So for your loss we pray for you David

  2. Jeff seal says:

    Sorry for your loss, Lee. Your dad was a great person. I know he will be greatly missed.

  3. Dan, Chuck, Courtney says:

    We cannot express to you enough, our deepest sorrow to you and your family for the lost of your beloved brother.
    A man once wrote:
    Grieve not for me…for it is a far..far..better place… and a far…far better rest….that I go to
    Again….Our deepest sympathy to you and your family

  4. Donna Belle Weakley Dove says:

    Dear Leigh Ann and Chad,

    I am saddened to read about your dad. I remember him well from my shopping trips to Safeway. He was a fine man.

    Mrs. Dove/Miss Weakley