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Bobby Raines

Robert W. Raines, long-time resident of Carlsbad, passed away on February 6, 2021 at the age of 71. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Raines of Carlsbad, sons: David L. Raines of Carlsbad and Daniel S. Raines of Irving, TX, granddaughter: Hannah Raines of Artesia, grandsons: David Lucas Raines of Carlsbad, Trace and Benjamin Raines of Irving, TX, great-granddaughter: Layla of Carlsbad, and sister: Patricia Bryan of Sierra, AZ. He is preceded in death by father: Robert Raines, mother: Mary Carpenter, and brother: David P. Raines.

Bob was born in Gary, IN, on October 21, 1949. He graduated in 1967 from Oliver P. Morton High School in Hammond, IN. On June 14, 1969, he and Becky married and lived happily for 51 years before his passing.

After high school, he worked for Inland Steel Mills in Gary, IN, until joining the Navy. He was part of the Seabees in the Navy (Construction Battalion), and he served two tours in Vietnam.

After moving to Carlsbad, Bob worked as an electrician and mechanic for Intrepid Potash. But, even after retiring, he worked consistently on small engine and various other types of repairs for friends and family. He spent many happy hours in his shop at home, repairing just about anything with a motor in it for whoever asked.

Bob was avid an sportsman. Earlier in his life, he enjoyed going down to the river and fishing, whether it was with friends, family, or alone. He also enjoyed hunting, and he, his sons, his grandson Lucas, granddaughter Hannah, and his brother David spent many wonderful days tromping through the brush hunting quail and deer.

Bob enjoyed a rich life, full of loving family and friends. He was never too busy to help anyone in need or to have a visit with anyone that stopped by.

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Keith Pool Feb 23 2021 4:57 PM

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Laura K Feb 21 2021 7:04 PM

My condolences on the loss of a fine man, he will be so missed. So sorry Becky.

Mary Howell Feb 20 2021 7:08 PM

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Cindy Shores Feb 19 2021 3:43 PM

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Judy Shelton Feb 18 2021 7:10 PM

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Melissa Statham Feb 17 2021 4:26 PM

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Lois Feb 13 2021 6:09 PM

My condolences to the family, had the pleasure of getting to know Bobby, when we worked at Intrepid.

A.C.Calderon, Rio Rancho, New Mexico Feb 12 2021 11:35 AM