Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
December 10, 2013 11:42 am EST


JOHNSTOWN — A funeral service for H. Keith Raines Jr., 62, of Johnstown, will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, at Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica, with Pastor Walter Bruah officiating. Burial will follow at the Raines Family Farm.

Friends may call 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home with a Masonic Service at 5:30 p.m.

Keith died Dec. 8, 2013, at his residence. He was born Dec. 17, 1950, in Mount Vernon, to the late H. Keith and Florence A. (McMurtry) Raines Sr.

Keith was a 1969 graduate of Northridge High School. He attended The Ohio State University-Newark. Keith retired from Ohio Department of Transportation District 5. He was a member of Fredonia Baptist Church, a member of Licking Lodge 291 where he was a past Master and he was very involved in the Licking County 4-H program.

He is survived by his children, Jeff (Stephanie) Dick of Homer, Kevin (Dawn) Dick of Alexandria, Kim (Anthony) Morrison of Chesterfield, Va., and Daniel Raines of Mount Vernon; his brothers, Wayne (Debbie) Raines of Johnstown; Bill (Connie) McMurtry; sisters, Ginny (Jim) Conrad of Newark, Susie (John) Endicott of Johnstown and Debi (Lloyd) Bryant of Mount Vernon; nieces, Melanie (Chris) Roberts, Stacy (Mark) Appleton and Jennifer Harter; nephew, Jonathon Endicott; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; several great-nephews, great-niece; aunts and uncles; and former wife, Melissa Raines of Mount Vernon.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his niece, Amanda (Raines) Kinser.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donation be made to Licking County 4-H Foundation, 771 E. Main St., Suite 103, Newark, OH 43055.

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