Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

May 3, 2013

Bobby Raikes


— Bobby Raikes of Plainfield died Wednesday. He was 47.

Survivors include his father, Norm (Kaye) Raikes of Plainfield; his mother, Donna Brown of Indianapolis; children Justin, 24, Chloe, 12, and Paxton, 9; brothers Jim (Glenda) and Gary (Lori); sisters Carol, Debbie, Patty (Cary), and Cheri (Bill); five nieces and a nephew; his girlfriend, Rochelle Robles, and her daughter, Grace, 9.

Mr. Raikes enjoyed music and coaching his children. He applied his gift of music through singing, songwriting, leading worship, organizing and leading a Christian band, and entertaining family and friends. He had an innate gift for playing any and all musical pieces by ear. He was accomplished on guitars, keyboards, drums, and whatever instrument was placed in his hands. He especially enjoyed playing the piano while accompanied by Paxton on drums and Chloe on the saxophone.

He shared an enthusiasm for video gaming, as well as an exceptional aptitude for technology, with his son Justin. He also enjoyed coaching his daughter Chloe in Plainfield softball and his son Paxton in Little League baseball and basketball.

Mr. Raikes excelled in basketball, track and golf, but also played numerous other sports throughout his life.

He worked in sales in the medical/healthcare industry, and had recently joined Aamco Medical.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Plainfield Christian Church. Interment will follow at Maple Hill Cemetery in Plainfield.

Calling is from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home in Plainfield.

Memorials may be made to the Paxton and Chloe Raikes Memorial Fund at any PNC Bank branch.