TARC Mourns the Loss of Past President William R. Rackley


william-rackley-1473953642The Tennessee Association of Roofing Contractors mourns the loss of Past President William R. Rackley of Carthage, who died on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. Born in Pulaski on June 6, 1934, Mr. Rackley is a cum laude graduate of Vanderbilt University with a full scholarship in civil engineering.

Bill has worked with Armco Steel Company in Houston for several years before joining the Chris Fields Roofing Company in Memphis, where he served as the Vice President. In 1974, Bill moved to Carthage to found the Rackley Roofing Company, specializing in commercial and industrial roofing.

Mr. Rackley was married to Salter Neal for 59 years. Together, Bill and Salter enjoyed boating, skiing, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Salter, his nephews Matt Rackley and wife Connie, David Rackley, Bill Rackley II and wife Traci, Sam Neal and Wife Lacey, John K. Neal and wife Archer, niece Kathryn Neal Toomajian and husband Phillip and brother-in-law Ken Neal and sister-in-law Diane Rackley.

Bill R. Rackley has served two back to back terms as president of the Tennessee Association of Roofing Contractors from 1984-1986. He has had great influence over the association during his tenure and will be greatly missed.

Visitations:
September 18 from 2 – 4 pm
Carthage United Methodist Church

September 19 from 1 – 2 pm
Bennet May Giles County Funeral Home

Service:

September 18 from 4 – 4:45 pm
Carthage United Methodist Church

Obituary

Updated: September 16, 2016 — 2:17 PM
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