Jesse B. Rachels
Funeral services will be held Friday, today, at 11:00 A.M., from the chapel of Chance and Hydrick Funeral Directors. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Mr. Rachels, a lifelong resident of Augusta, was a gasoline truck driver for Boardman Petroleum. He was a member of Mize Memorial United Methodist Church. His family said he was a man who loved his family, especially his children and grandchildren.
In addition to his wife Mr. Rachels was preceded in death by his daughter, Patricia Collins.
Survivors include his children and their spouses, Harry and Kathy Rachels of North Augusta, SC, Kay Barwick of Augusta, Phillip Rachels of Grovetown, Christopher and Karen Collins of Augusta and Julia Hartshorne of Grovetown; a brother, Henry “Bunk” Rachels of North Augusta, a sister, Mae Rachels of Martinez; and six grandchildren, Bobby Barwick, Ginny Barwick, Trey Hartshorne, Drew Hartshorne, Caitlin Collins and Cailey Collins.
Honory pallbearers will be Mike Stevens, Sam Stevens, Gary Graham and Walter Lee.
Active pallbearers will be, David Albritton and Billy Albritton, Rusty Krewson, Robert Wiley, David Rachels and Jimmy Rachels.
The family will receive friends Friday from 10:00 A.M. until the hour of the service at the funeral home.
Friends may also call at the home of his son and daughter, Phillip Rachels and Julia Hartshorne, 2050 Sylvan Lake Dr., Grovetown, GA, 30813.
Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Rd, Augusta, GA, 30906.