Mac Rasnake

Mac Arthur Rasnake

Wednesday, April 29th, 1942 - Thursday, June 20th, 2019
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Obituary

Bee, VA- Mac Arthur Rasnake, age 77, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2019. Born in Buchanan County, he was a son of the late Abraham and Lucy Tennessee Boyd Rasnake. He was a 1961 Council High School graduate and served in the U.S Army during Vietnam. He worked for Clinchfield at the Company store in Duty, VA and for United Coal as a coal car operator. He was of the Freewill Baptist faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son Craig Rasnake, sisters, Nancy Ellen Compton and Alice Boyd and brothers, Samuel, Billy, George and Earl Rasnake.
Survivors include his wife, Reca Mae Blair Rasnake, daughters, Tonia Rasnake of Denver, CO and Angela (Nick) Dunford, a son, Todd Dunford and several grandchildren, sisters, Inez Lester of Huber Heights, OH, Merle (Mike) Plaster of Belfast, Joann Lindsay of WV and Fredia (Russell) Street of London, OH and best friend, Denver Stiltner.
Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Haysi Funeral Home with Roy Lee Wilson and Don Sullivan officiating. The family will receive friends after 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home prior to funeral service. Military Graveside Rites will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Mountain Home Veteran’s Cemetery, Johnson City, TN.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 | 7:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 7:00pm
    Location
    Haysi Funeral Home
    Address
    24682 Dickenson Highway
    HAYSI, VA 24256
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    Officiant
    Roy Lee Wilson
    Co-Celebrant
    Don Sullivan
  • Interment

    Location
    Mountain Home Veterans Cemetery
    Address
    Johnson City
    JOHNSON CITY, TN
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Military Graveside Rites will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2019

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Nancy Wyatt

Posted at 04:03pm
Uncle Mac, you were my Daddy, Samuel’s ,2nd oldest brother. Daddy and Mother, Alice, and all 4 of us children were taught by Daddy and Mom that Families stick together and families are to love one another. Uncle Mac, that is a creed the Samuel and Alice Rasnake family live by. And Daddy and Mother taught us to treat others as we want to be treated. Uncle Mac, you were a good Uncle and was there for me when I needed help and I recall my brother Eric telling about the time he told you he had enlisted in the Army. You prepared him for some of the things he would be going through. Uncle Mac, I have the greatest respect for you and always will because you fought in Vietnam as a radio operator and was the only survivor of your unit to make it out of an attack. Most radio operators had a life expectancy in Vietnam of a very short time-4 seconds if I remember correctly. God had a purpose for you on this earth and I know you were loved by many, especially a lot of your siblings and nieces and nephews, Reca and Todd and Denver. Uncle Mac you will be forever missed, but I pray you are resting in Jesus’ arm now. I had you on my mind for weeks to call you just like I did with Aunt Hester before she passed away. I didn’t have your number or I could have at least talked to you Uncle Mac. You will always hold a special place in my heart Uncle. I miss you so! Your niece, Nancy Rasnake Wyatt
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Mavis Rasnake

Posted at 09:52pm
I'm so , so sorry fr the bottom of my heart. To hear about Mack passing. I just wish I had called him and Resamay a week or 2 before he passed,when I had them upon my heart. I'm so proud that Mack served his country during war time. Mack was my brother-in-law for 20 yrs. He always treated me nice and visited often to go hunting with his brother's. He Will be greatly missed.
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Angela, Nick, Christa, Rhianna, Angelina

Posted at 02:23pm
We love you. I hope you're surrounded with love and peace.
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Kathy Smith

Posted at 06:46am
Mac you had a great sense of humor I loved to hear your
Fly high now that you are at peace
JL

James lester

Posted at 09:51pm
We love you Mac always in our hearts he was such a loving guy always had a smile never forget you Mac
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