Obituary of William Rakes
William David Rakes, Age 63, of Ooltewah, formerly of Shorewood, Illinois, passed away, Wednesday, December 20, 2017 after a short illness.
His greatest love was for his family, especially his adored grandchildren.
Though unable to tell a joke correctly, his greatest talent was making everyone around him laugh.
Truly a big kid at heart, he could always find humor in even the darkest of situations.
Dave (Bill) was a true friend with the spirit to help anyone in need at any time.
Survivors left to cherish his memory include his wife of 39 years, Annamarie; Sons, David Rakes of Shorewood, IL, Tom (Jennifer) Rakes of Coal City, IL; daughter, Joanne Rakes of Plainfield, IL; grandchildren, Paige, Ethan, Emma, Cole, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
All friends and relatives are invited to gather on Wednesday December 27, 2017 from 11 am until a Memorial Service begins at 1 pm at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home 1201 W. Rt. 6 (at Deerpath Dr.) Morris, IL.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Pancreatic Cancer Network (pancan.org) or Hospice of Chattanooga.
For information please call (815) 942-5040 or visit his Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com
Proudly Serving the Communities of Joliet, Morris, Shorewood, Plainfield, New Lenox, Manhattan,
Rockdale, Wilmington, Braidwood, Channahon, Minooka, Coal City, Seneca and Ottawa Illinois. Serving
Will, and Grundy and Kendall Counties and as an approved airline transportation specialist nationwide
and global services.