Charles "C. P." Parker Rakes
September 24, 1928 ~ June 17, 2015
Bentonville, Arkansas
Charles  “C. P’ Parker Rakes, Jr. 86, of Bentonville, Arkansas passed
away June 17, 2015 at his residence.  He was born September 24, 1928 in
Mena, Arkansas to Charles Parker and Blanche Ellen Rakes.

He worked for Kraft Foods for over 23 years and farmed his own land.  
He always told his children to “take care  of the land and leave it better
than you found it” and C.P. did that for sure.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

C. P. is survived by his wife of 65 years, Betty Haggard Rakes; three
daughters, Linda K. Peterson, Suzanne Thompson and husband, Jimmy,
Charlene McNelly and husband, Kevin; six grandchildren, Joshua Wilson
and wife, Tami, Rori Frank and husband, Kellen, Michelle Stockand and
husband, Bob, Randy Peterson and wife, Amanda, Tiffany Bewley and
husband, Kalen, Spencer McNelly and wife, Emily and nine great
grandchildren.  C. P.  was eagerly awaiting the arrival of his tenth, a great
granddaughter, that is due on his birthday in September.  

A memorial service will be at 1:00PM, Friday, June 19, 2015 at
Stockdale-Moody Funeral Services in Rogers. The family will receive
friends from 11:00 until service time.

Memorials may be made to New Home Church, P.O Box 1352,
Bentonville, Arkansas 72712 or to the American Cancer Society.

Betty, Linda, Suzanne, Charlene and families, we are so sorry to hear of
CP's passing. He was a pillar of the community who was highly
respected. He will be missed.
Blessings on you all,
Sam & Sharron Wooldridge

Dear Charlene:
I just want you to know how very sorry I am about your dad. Please
accept all my love and prayers to you and your family.
Kathy Hastings Whelchel

Our hearts are hurting along with yours.  We're praying for God's love and
peace to carry you through this rough time.  We cherish the time we got to
spend with CP and Betty in the last few years and have memories that will
last a lifetime!  CP Rakes was a “one of a kind”, “original” “farm boy”
and we will always love him for being just that! What a treasure he was!  
You are all in our prayers.  
Ronnie and Arlene
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