Russell Raines Obituary: Shreveport – Russell Matthew Raines, 33, of Palatine, Illinois died out of the blue on September 10, 2019. He was conceived in Shreveport, LA on November 25, 1985. He was a pleased alumni of C.E. Byrd High School and got a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering from the United States Military Academy. At C.E. Byrd he was Key Club President and was chosen for the all-area and scholastic all-state football crews. He completed at West Point as a recognized cadet accomplishing a 3.9 gpa and a last class rank of 32. He was likewise chosen to the All-Collegiate Sprint Football League Team in 2007. Upon graduation he accomplished a position of Captain in the United States Army, and got the Bronze Star Medal for his brilliant assistance as a company chief for the first Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment during his time of administration in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He completed six years of administration to our country as an individual from the U.S. Armed force Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, where he got the Army Commendation Medal for his part in finishing storm harm hazard decrease frameworks during the repercussions of Hurricane Katrina. After being respectably released from the Army he got comfortable Chicago, Illinois to be with his girl, and had a vocation as a structure frameworks and controls engineer.
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He was resolved in all that he did and carried on with existence with a degree of trustworthiness to be begrudged. In the event that it merited doing, Russell would do it right. In spite of the fact that his life was short, his achievements were long and the unparalleled delight he brought to others will be never-ending. He jumped at the chance to peruse, was a film aficionado, and he adored games whether it was school football or ladies’ aerobatic, particularly groups related with Byrd, Army or LSU, and the New Orleans Saints. He followed those groups energetically for an amazing duration. He adored his loved ones, particularly the little ones. He cherished playing vehicles or catch with his nieces and nephews. He cherished watching games and really praising existence with us all. In any case, what he adored the most was his daughter, Annie. There was a grin of ceaseless delight when he was with her or discussed her. Annie was the best part of him.
Russell is made due by his girl, Annie Raines of Chicago, Ill; his dad and stepmother, Bobby and Laura Raines of Shreveport, LA; his mom, Susan Dauenhauer of Shreveport, LA; his sibling and sister-in-law, Beau and Leigh Raines of Shreveport, LA; his sister, Christina Raines of Shreveport, LA; his stepbrother James Hunsicker of Shreveport, LA; his stepbrother Ben Hunsicker of Shreveport, LA; his stepsister Hillary Hunsicker of Kauai, HI; his stepbrother Jay Dauenhauer of Charlotte, NC; his stepsister Jennifer Warren of Atlanta, Ga; his stepsister Jordan Beeman of Benton, LA; and his nephews and nieces; Drew, Jake, and Luke Raines, Jace Smith, Callie Jones, Shyloh Hunt, Xander and Allison Hunsicker, Caden and Cooper Warren, and Paxton and John Robert Beeman.
For no good reason to us, God called an extraordinary trooper home. A caring dad, child, sibling and companion has left us. He will live on through Annie, just as our adoration and recollections, until we meet him once more.
Burial service game plans will be held at 10:00 am, September 19, 2019, at Trinity Heights Baptist Church. Appearance will be from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, September 18, 2019, at Hill Crest Memorial – Blanchard Chapel. Sibling Billy Crosby will direct the service. In lieu of blossoms, commitments can be made to the C.E. Byrd Alumni Association or the West Point Association of Graduates. All are free to join in and observe Russell’s life.