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Kraig Darnell Rakestraw

February 28, 1973 ~ November 18, 2021 (age 48)


Kraig Darnell Rakestraw, age 48 went home to be with the Lord November 18, 2021. He was born on February 28, 1973 in Dayton, Ohio.


Kraig graduated from Dunbar H.S. Class of 1991 and ITT 

Technical Institute. He was a former General Motors employee and a contract construction worker with FEMA.  Recently, he started an Industrial Solutions Services company called KDR Companies, LLC.


Kraig enjoyed watching sports.  He was a Pittsburg Steelers fan. He also enjoyed travelling. Kraig was always mingling with people of different nationalities.  On his birthday, he had to have caramel cake and when snacking he loved to eat caramel popcorn. His favorite colors were blue and black.  He sported his black Brooklyn Mets hat everywhere, like to one of his favorite hangouts, the casino. 


Kraig loved his family especially his daughter Kraigrihanna! They were two peas in a pod. Whether they were at the park, the bouncy house or Jungle Jim’s they were inseparable. He was the designated Family Uber driver.  Everybody got a ride from Kraig at one time or another.  


Kraig accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior several years ago.


He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Edward and Marie Cainnion, Bennie Robinson and Vera Brown; his father, Charles Broady; mother, Delores Rakestraw and brother, Kevin Rakestraw.


Those who remain to cherish his memory are his daughter, 

Kraigrihanna Dixon-Rakestraw; brothers, Keith Rakestraw (Dayton, OH) and Kyle Rakestraw (Phoenix, AZ); sisters, Candace Broady (Pittsburg, PA) and Heather Bowden (Atlanta, GA) and a host of family and friends.


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December 3, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Donald Jordan Memorial Chapel - Dayton
4882 Germantown Pike
Dayton, OH 45417

Funeral Service
December 3, 2021

1:00 PM
Donald Jordan Memorial Chapel - Dayton
4882 Germantown Pike
Dayton, OH 45417

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