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Lee Raines

July 9, 1927 — September 25, 2019

Born in Cordele, GA on July 9, 1927 Departed on September 25, 2019 and resided in Gallatin, TN Visitation: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation CenterTuesday October 1, 2019 12:00pm to 2:00pmFuneral: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation CenterTuesday October 1, 2019 2:00pm
Lee E. Raines

Born in Cordele, GA on July 9, 1927

Departed on September 25, 2019 and resided in Gallatin, TN

Visitation: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation Center Tuesday October 1, 2019 12:00pm to 2:00pmFuneral: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation Center Tuesday October 1, 2019 2:00pm

Lee E. Raines age 92 of Gallatin, TN passed away September 25, 2019 following a short illness. He was the eldest of 5 children born on July 9, 1927 to Lee E. Raines, Sr. and Davis Moree Raines of Cordele, Georgia. In early spring of, 1945 he enlisted into the U.S. Navy serving on the island of Guam in the Marianna Islands.

He and Barbara Ann Stanley exchanged their vows in a wedding ceremony on April 16, 1950 at the First Presbyterian Church in Griffin, Georgia. In October 1950 they relocated to Gallatin, where they have remained except for a four year period (1972-75) which was spent in Lebanon, TN. To their union two daughters were born, Nancy Laura Raines (Scott Redlinger) and Cynthia Anderson (Jimmy) of Gallatin. Also surviving are two grandchildren Mary Ann Jones and Michael Lee Miles; four great-grandchildren, Madelyn Douglas, twin brothers Eli and Asa Douglas and McKinnley Raines Miles all of Gallatin. Also surviving is a brother, Robert Lucius Raines of Cordele and two sisters, Lou Raines of Cordele and Argen Aycock of Charlotte, NC. He was preceded in death by a brother Walter H. Raines.

Mr. Raines was a lifelong Baptist and a member of First Baptist Church in Gallatin where he served God in many ways. Of all his lifetime pursuits, his desire is to be remembered as one who loved God and served Him in whatever way he was called particularly as a Bible Teacher for 50 years, deacon, and a member of the Gideon Bible Ministry. He and Barbara (along with others) helped begin College Heights Baptist Church in 1974, Cragfont Baptist Church and Berean Baptist Church in 1995. On January 1, 1982, Raines founded a general insurance agency in Gallatin. It is currently owned and operated by James and Cynthia Anderson his daughter and son-in-law.

Funeral Service for Mr. Lee. Raines will be held Tuesday October 1, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. with visitation from 12:00 p.m. until hour of service from the chapel of Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Rev. John Penfield officiating. Entombment will follow in Sumner Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Gideon Ministry Memorial Bible Program or to the First Baptist Church Benevolence Ministry.

Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be submitted at alexandergallatin.com. (615) 502-0011 Obit Line (615) 502-0555

18 Comments Rusty and sally September 28, 2019 at 2:31 am - Reply

Our sympathy to your family and he was a great man. Love sally and rusty melvin

Jim Ford September 29, 2019 at 4:19 pm - Reply

So sorry to hear this. Lee was a special person, I never heard a harsh word cross his lips or him say anything negative about anyone. He will truly be missed by all.

Ruth Wright September 30, 2019 at 2:01 am - Reply

Deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one. Lee was a kind, dedicated person with a great personality.
He will be greatly missed. May the Lord give you all much strength and courage at this time.
Love and Prayers. God Bless. Ruth Wright

Steve and Geneva Head September 30, 2019 at 3:08 am - Reply

Lee was a true gentleman and will be greatly missed. We praise God for his life and the privilege of knowing him. May God richly bless the surviving members of his family.

Terry Wagoner September 30, 2019 at 12:56 pm - Reply

Cindy I’m so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was a fine Christian man. May the Lord be with you in your time of need.

Amy Jent September 30, 2019 at 2:23 pm - Reply

Prayers for this family!! Mr. Raines was such a great man and a special heart. I feel very honored to have known him and will greatly miss our conversations here at the hospital.

joyce hester September 30, 2019 at 3:48 pm - Reply

So sorry for your Loss Lee was the most Friendly person . You could tell the love of Jesus in his Heart and the way he would speak to you. Prayers for the Family A man Truly missed.

Nella O'Neal September 30, 2019 at 4:14 pm - Reply

Cindy, so sorry for your loss. God be with your family

Dave Dozier September 30, 2019 at 4:23 pm - Reply

What a great privilege and honor to have known Lee Raines! His knowledge of the Scripture and passion for the Gospel was amazing. As a brother Gideon, we had the pleasure of spending many Saturday mornings with him for prayer, scripture reading and breakfast. A great sense of humor, but more importantly, a great spiritual insight over the many years on this earth and his journey as a true patriot and Christian. Godly men with his wisdom and vision are few. A true wise man, gentleman and Christian!

Karen K September 30, 2019 at 5:39 pm - Reply

One of the friendliest, loving ‘stranger’ that anyone had met. I would see Mr Lee eating lunch in the Sumner Regional cafeteria. He always had a kind word, a smile and a joke or two. You could tell in his stories that he was looking forward to the day that he met his Lord and Savior. He will be missed. Praying for your family.

John cothranGreat September 30, 2019 at 8:35 pm - Reply

Great memories of when I was a youth..,Lee taught me to waterski w.hen I was a youth. Great times an memories. May he rest in peace. He always would greet me with a smile and a friendly word.

Tori Morris October 1, 2019 at 1:18 am - Reply

Lee Raines was such a joy to be around. I loved serving him & his wife at Dairy Queen. I looked forward to them coming in every day. I will remember him forever. Thoughts & Prayers from me & the crew at DQ.

Rochelle October 1, 2019 at 1:23 am - Reply

Mr. Lee was a great man! He and Barbara used to frequent my place of employment. We were always happy to see them. He will be missed. Prayers to Barbara and the family.

Mallory McKinney October 1, 2019 at 2:04 pm - Reply

I was so sorry to hear the sad news about Lee. He was a lifelong acquaintance for me. I always called him Dick growing up next door in Cordele Ga. I was so glad to see him last time he came down with Luke and got to have breakfast with him at Cindy's Diner. My heartfelt condolences to all the family in this good man's passing.ߙϰߙϰߙ

Brianna Cunningham October 1, 2019 at 5:01 pm - Reply

Mr. Lee was an amazing kind heart and caring person! he always put others first! My grandfather Rollin Baxter and my grandmother Joyce Baxter were great friends! He was always so kind to me as well! I am so sad to hear this and will be praying for his family and Barbara especially <3 I will dearly miss him!

William M Chupp October 1, 2019 at 8:34 pm - Reply

I am so sorry for the loss of the family. Mr.Lee was a great man and a role model to me. He and his wife would come in Arbys and speak to me all the time. I got used to seeing him every day and we were eventually on a first name basis. After a year of knowing him I shipped off to bootcamp me and mr.Lee would write letters back and forth , Mr.Lee's kind heart and wisdom guided me through a rough time in my life and through bootcamp. May God bless his family and all those he touched.

Bevery Green October 1, 2019 at 9:46 pm - Reply

My heart goes out to your family. Met this dear sweet couple at Chic-fil-a and set with them every Saturday morning when they would come in. Barbara I send you hugs and will be praying for you and your family. Lee was wonderful. You both are!!!! Glad I work there and so glad I met you both. Love you forever lady.

Brent Ford October 2, 2019 at 9:25 pm - Reply

I am so sorry for your loss! Mr. Raines was a great man… the kind of man we should all strive to be. I played golf with him quite a bit when I was younger and I’ll always remember how he was kind and encouraging to everyone. He always had a smile. It was practically impossible to be in a bad mood around Mr. Lee. He was as fine a man as you’ll ever find. My thoughts and prayers are with Mrs. Barbara and his entire family!

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