Sherrell Leroy Rackley

    Birth Date: 10/13/1938
    Deceased Date: 06/23/2021

    Smithfield – Sherrell Leroy Rackley, age 82, passed away at his home in Smithfield on June 23, 2021. He was born in Sampson County on October 13, 1938 to the late Lawrence and Lillie Strickland Rackley. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by son, Jerry Rackley; brother, Shelton Rackley; brother-in-law, Milton Elks; and sister-in-law, Faye Strickland.

    A funeral service will be conducted at Smithfield Advent Christian Church on Sunday, June 27, 2021 at 3 PM. The family will receive visitors at the church before the service from 2 PM to 3 PM.

    Burial will follow the service at The Hills of The Neuse Cemetery.

    Mr. Rackley is survived by wife, Sylvia Rackley of Smithfield; daughter, Sherry Rackley of Dunn; step- daughter, Beverly Ann Kennedy of Princeton; step-son, Charlie Scott Worley of Smithfield; sister, Gloria Elks of Farmville; sister Barbara Varley of Merritt; four grandchildren, Daniel Wall, Jonathan Powell, Tyler Worley, Maddison Worley, and six great grandchildren.

    In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Smithfield Advent Christian Church PO Box: 2197 Smithfield, NC 27577.

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