LAFAYETTE — Mr. David William Raikes, 71, Lafayette, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013, at the IU Health Arnett Hospital, Lafayette.
He was born in Logansport on Feb. 28, 1942, to Dwight and Virginia Raikes, Walton.
He attended Tipton Township High School and was drafted into the U.S. Infantry serving in Vietnam as a helicopter gunner.
He was preceded in death by sons Brian and Craig. He is survived by sister Judith Ross; daughter Debra Raikes (Karen Oliver); son Kristofer Raikes (wife Kelly McNally); daughter-in-law Tyna Raikes; grandchildren Autumn Taylor, Rhyan, Corey, Declan and Gavin; and great-grandson Wyatt.
A veteran’s memorial service will be held at the World War II Memorial Park, Avon, at 1 p.m. Saturday. The park is located at the northwest corner of Dan Jones Road and 100 South.