Gifford Raymond Racine

Gifford Raymond Racine, 76, of Prosperity, died Saturday, December 17, 2011, at his residence.

Born on December 21, 1934, in Media, PA, he was a son of the late Gifford Howard and Ella Watson Racine. Mr. Racine was an Army veteran having served in the 82nd Airborne at Fort Bragg, NC and attended Bethel Baptist Church. He was a former partner of Sefab and retired from Curtis Fabrication.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Jo Martz Racine; sons, James H. (Cynthia Brown) Racine and Raymond Joseph Racine both of Prosperity; a daughter, Darlene (Ron) Rabine of Monroe, GA; a sister, Eloise Webster of Prosperity; grandchildren, Michael (Tanya) Racine, Ryan (Kira) Racine, Nick Racine, Adam (Brandy) Lingefelt and Joey Racine; great-grandchildren, Caleb, Bonnie and Nolan Racine, Amber and Jaden Lingefelt. Mr. Racine was predeceased by a brother, James Clemson Racine.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 20, 2011, at Bethel Baptist Church by the Rev. Scott Kierstead. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 6:00- 8:00 p.m. at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 190 Knox Abbott Drive, Suite 301, Cayce, SC 29033 or to Bethel Baptist Church, 2503 Bethel Church Road, Prosperity, SC 29127.

Active pallbearers will be his grandsons.

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#14 KT MacIntosh 2011-12-21 21:52
Darlene, Ron, and Family,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your extended family and friends. I know that this is an extraordinarily difficult time under normal circumstances and the time of year makes it even more difficult. May you find comfort in your memories.

#13 Jan Martin Sheely 2011-12-20 21:54
I'm so very sorry you have lost someone so close to your heart. He was a love and knew how to make us all laugh. I have so many found memories of Mr. Ray. Keep all your memories close. God, family and friends will be there for you now and always. You are all in my prayers.
#12 Stephanie Smith 2011-12-20 17:13

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Stephanie
#11 Billie Racine 2011-12-20 17:09
Dear Momma Racine I'm truly sorry for your lose He was my father-in-law for 6 short years but he was the best father in law ever I will truly miss him love you all
#10 Michelle Sherman 2011-12-20 16:54
We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Eddie & Michelle Sherman
#9 Tori Morgan 2011-12-20 13:13
Darlene and Family,

I am so very sorry for your loss of such a special and wonderful man in your life. May the sweet Lord bless you and your family and give you comfort and peace during this time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

#8 Anita O. Kinard 2011-12-20 09:35
Mrs. Racine, We were so sorry to hear of Mr. Racine's passing! Keeping you all in thought and prayer! GOD Bless! Danny, Anita and Family
#7 jennifer terry 2011-12-19 19:58
Our deepest condolences go out to the whole family. We were so sorry to hear of his passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers and miss you all. He will be missed he was a wonderful man and had great humor. I know that this is a trying and hard time. If there is anything that we can do please let us no. Knowing that he is in heaven with our wonderful lord may help in peace of mind, we love each one of you
jenny,david,shana,heather ,greg and all the grandchildren May God bless you all and be with you
#6 Tony Stephens 2011-12-19 17:15
Jo,I am sorry to hear about Ray. May God be with you and your family during your time of sorrow.
#5 Rena Dill Parker 2011-12-19 15:15
Ms. Mary Jo I am very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
#4 Von & Jean Hendrix 2011-12-19 13:50
Mary Jo and Family, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Ray. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Draw close to God for comfort only He can give at times like these. We love you. From our hearts to yours, Von & Jean Hendrix
#3 Kristin Cary 2011-12-19 13:47

My deepest condolences to you and your family during this time. I'm so sorry for your loss.
#2 Bob & Carole May 2011-12-19 10:00
Mary Jo & Family

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I wish we could be there with you but my health is so that we will not be able to be there.
May God comfort you as only He can and as He has promised to do.
We love you,
Robert & Carole May
#1 Janice_ Bob Newberry 2011-12-19 09:30
Ray was the dearest neighbor and he will be deeply missed. Janice and Bob

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