Marvin Eugene Rackley

Westminster – Marvin “Marv” Rackley, 97, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.


   Born in Oconee County, SC, he was the son of the late Thomas and Blanche Rackley.  He was married for 67 years to the late Hazel Cleland Rackley.  Marv was a former outfielder in Major League Baseball.  He played from 1947 – 1950 with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Cincinnati Reds.  He appeared in the 1949 World Series as a member of the Dodgers team.  Mr. Rackley was a graduate of the Atlanta Law School and was a Veteran of the United States Air Force.  He also was a member of the Westminster Baptist Church.


   Survivors include a daughter, Marva Pipkin and husband Jim of Westminster; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.


   There will be a Private Family Service with final resting place at Heritage Memorial Gardens in Westminster, SC.


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