Jerry Raines

Mar 16, 2017

Loved By All

Jerry Raines, 64, of Bethel, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, March 15, 2017, at Mission Hospital.

Jerry is preceded in death by his loving parents, J.B. and Elizabeth “Betty” Kuykendall Raines; and brother Robert “Clyde” Raines.

He is survived by his partner of 27 years, Mark Arrington; two sisters, Kathy Mann, of Clyde, and Roberta Houston, of Canton; nephew, Wayne; two nieces, Candy and Sara; several great-nieces and nephews; good friend and football buddy, Charlie Robinson; and longtime friend of over 20 years, John Skorcik.

Jerry was an avid Pisgah football fan and enjoyed Pisgah basketball as well. He loved to fish, raise chickens and was a wonderful cook who loved to host cookouts, spending time with friends and family.

No services are planned at this time. Jerry is reunited with his parents and brother.

Smoky Mountain Cremations and Funeral Service of Clyde is caring for the family and the online register is available at