Joe D. Rackley Sr.

Easley, SC – Joe D. Rackley, Sr., 85, husband of Anne Chesnut Rackley, of 121 Cottage Gate Lane, Easley, passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at his residence.


A native of Westminster, South Carolina, Mr. Rackley was the son of the late J.D. and Beulah Collins Rackley. He was the co-founder of Collins Children’s Home and was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church. He retired from Milliken & Company where he was an Electrical and Mechanical Engineer. Mr. Rackley was a private pilot.


In addition to his wife, Mr. Rackley is survived by a daughter: Kim Seaford Kunz (Mike) of Piedmont, SC; two grandchildren: David Joseph Kunz and Matthew Michael Kunz; son: Joe Dennis Rackley, Jr. of Lexington, SC; and B.K. Seabolt of Seneca, with hundreds of bonus children. In loving recognition to those who provided special care to Joe: Dalora Barnard Elliott, Kathy O’Neill Farah and Patricia Nichols Scruggs.


In addition to his parents Mr. Rackley is preceded in death by a sister: Myrna Loy Rackley Talley.


A memorial service will be held at 6:00 PM, Thursday, October 22, 2020, at Bountyland Baptist Church in Seneca, SC. The family will receive friends following the service.


A celebration of Joe’s life with family and friends will be held at a later date.


Memorials may be made to Collins Children’s Home P.O. Box 745 Seneca SC 29679.


The family is at their respective homes.

Davenport Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.