Was called to heaven on June 29, 2011 by Jesus and Bertha, his wife of 58 years. He was born on January 17, 1928 in Tipton, Indiana. Bob joined the Merchant Marines in 1944 when he was 16 years old and served in the South Pacific. He married Bertha Mae Sowders on March 22, 1945. They lived in Tipton for the next 15 years, and then moved to Phoenix in June 1960. Robert worked at Motorola Semi conductor 52nd St as an engineer for 25+ years. Both Bob and Bertha were saved by Jesus at age 17 and lived outstanding Christian lives, supporting church, pastors and Point Loma Nazarene University. He was preceded in death by his parents Floyd Millard Raines and Hazel Alverna (Goodnight), wife Bertha Mae (Sowders), brother Charles Omer and grandson David Earl, Jr. He is survived by two sons, David Earl Raines (Mahin), James Paul (Sandy), six grandchildren; Tammy Taylor, Candace Allen, Mindy Raines, Tanja Raines, Christina Raines, Rebecca Raines, 7 great-grandchildren; Miranda Allen, Jakeb Allen, Dalton Allen, Faith Allen, Jen’nea Raines, Katlyn Raines, and David Earl Raines III, also, granddaughter-in-law Jeniene Raines Dreier. Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am, Saturday, July 9th, at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Interment will be at 9:30am, Monday, July 11th, at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix. All that have known him will miss him.
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