G W Rachels entered into eternal rest on Saturday, March 31, 2012 in Manteca, CA. He was born June 30, 1935 in Arbyrd, MO, to George and Dorothy Rachels, who preceded him in death.
G W lived in Manteca for 56 years. Junior is survived by his wife of 54 years, Carol Rachels of Manteca, son Jim Rachels and wife Leslie, daughter Teresa Cabeceiras and husband Ron, all of Manteca. He was blessed with four beautiful grandchildren, Allison Rachels and Kyle Rachels, Vincent Cabeceiras and Katie Cabeceiras, all of Manteca. Junior also leaves behind two siblings; Dan Rachels of Manteca and Shirley King of Cleburne, TX.
Junior was a United States Army Veteran, serving in Korea. He was a true American patriot. His proudest moments were watching his grandchildren play sports. He tried to watch their games when at all possible. Junior loved hunting and fishing and always tried to catch the “Big One”. He was a big fan of the San Francisco Giants, the San Francisco 49ers and the Sacramento Kings. He rarely missed watching their games. Junior will be truly missed by all.
A funeral is planned for Thursday, April 5, 2012, 9:30 a.m, at Park View Funeral Home, 3661 E. French Camp Rd., Manteca, CA. G W will be laid to rest on Friday, April 6, 2012 at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Gustine, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Asera Care Hospice, 2529 W. March Lane, Ste 101, Stockton, CA 95207.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Wednesday, April 4, 2012