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Odes Cleavon Rackley

February 4, 1933 ~ October 17, 2021 (age 88)


Odes Cleavon Rackley, 88, of Bradyville passed away Sunday, October 17, 2021 at his home.  He was born in Morrison, TN.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Phyllis Goff Rackley of Bradyville; daughter, Darlene (James) Burd of Goodlettsville; stepchildren, Cindy (Edward) McCabe of Bon Aqua, Ricky Foster (Carol Prater) of Bradyville, Cathy Fults of McMinnville; grandchildren, Heather (Ricky) Ridley and Shea Burd; step grandchildren, Allison (John) Fischer, Kyle McCabe, Jeremy (Amy) Foster, Nicholas (April) Foster, Jeff (Lynn) Fults, Michelle (Eric) Holt, Lacey (Phillip) Hasting, Lynn Fults, LaNae Campbell, Lynsie Armstrong; great grandchildren, Madison (Christian) Brown, Avriel Burd and Jillian Burd; step great grandchildren, Evelina Gray Fischer, Beau Brooks Fischer, Madison and Macie Foster, Tenerra, Madison and Brittany Fults, Brandon and Erica Dixon, India Holt, Noah, Coley and Kamryn Campbell, Chase Grosch, Sybil Haston and Bella Armstrong and brother, Joe Ed (Linda) Rackley of Manchester.  Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Issac & Ida Pearl Johnson Rackley; his first wife, Pauline Rackley; stepdaughter, Paula Armstrong and siblings, Mary Pearl Wilson, Bertha Gunter, Douglas, Harvey, Dow and Cordell Rackley.

Odes was a Christian who read his bible daily and was a member of the McMinnville Church of God.  He was a veteran of the United States Army where he served during the Korean War with the military police.  Mr. Rackley was the owner of Rackley Amusement Co. He was also a member of the VFW, American Legion, and the Moose Lodge.

Odes was a man who loved his family. He wanted to make sure that they knew the Lord and did good in this life. His hobbies included fishing, playing guitar and banjo. Odes loved to joke with people and play Snooker with friends, who he considered family, that he met through his business.  He had the most enjoyment when he received his pilot license at the Warren Co. Airport where he was also a member of the Aviator and Navigators Club.

Graveside services will be 3 pm Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at Blues Hill cemetery with his son-in-law, Rev. James Burd officiating.  Pallbearers include Ricky, Jeremy and Nicholas Foster, Kyle McCabe, Ricky Ridley and Christian Brown.
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Graveside Service
October 19, 2021

3:00 PM
Blues Hill Cememtery

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