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Donald Wayne Rackley

November 3, 1955 ~ July 31, 2018 (age 62)

Donald Wayne Rackley, 62, of Hixson, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 31, 2018.  He was a loving husband, father and son.  He was an Eagle Scout, a Scout leader, and a member of Mensa, International Brotherhood of Magicians, IBM Local Ring 112, Storytellers Guild, and Abba’s House.  He was active in church in music and theater ministry.  He had careers as a computer operator at Buster Brown for 18 years, a homeschooling father of 18 years, and most recently, entertainer, motivational speaker, magician, and seasonal Santa Claus.

He was predeceased by a son, David Allen, and a daughter, Anna Danielle.  Survivors include his parents, Donald Vaughn Rackley and Betty Shipley; wife, Nancy Reinhart Rackley; sons, Donald Jay, Johnathan Daniel, and Adam Christopher; and daughter, Andrea Renee.

Visitation will be at Abba’s House in Hixson on Monday, August 6 from 5-8 PM, and on Tuesday, August 7 from 12-2 PM.  The funeral,officiated by Pastors Ronnie Phillips, Ken Hartley, and Seth Coleman of Abba’s House, will be at 2 PM Tuesday followed by a graveside service at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

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