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Visitation: 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., Monday, September 21, 2020

Location: Weymouth Funeral Service, Newport News

Graveside Service: 3:00 p.m., Monday September 21, 2020

Location: Peninsula Memorial Park

SPC Jacob Nicholas Raines, 20, passed away on Friday, September 11, 2020. Born in Newport News, he was a graduate of Gloucester High School. He was a gifted athlete. He was the captain of both his high school swim team and wrestling team and spent his summers leading the Glendale Gators swim team; eventually becoming the head swim team coach. His swimming abilities led him to join the U.S. Army where he became a diver, 74th Engineering Diving Detachment, 92nd Engineer Battalion to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA. He was a born leader, devoted son, loving brother, fun and engaged uncle with a huge sense of humor. He cheered on his favorite teams, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburg Penguins. The World has lost a truly beautiful soul…”Deep Sea”.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, James and Teresita Raines. He is survived by his father, Edwin “Eddie Raines; his mother, Dierdre Rubsamen and her husband, Theodore Rubsamen, III; his grandparents, Ann and Arthur Russnow; his siblings, Alexis Earls of Farmvillle, NC, Madalin Spencer and her husband, Ryan of Humboltd, CA and Joshua Raines and his wife, Erika of Sigonella, Italy; his stepsisters, Sophia and Tess Rubsamen and his nieces and nephews, Lily, Isabella, Jase and Lucille.

The family will receive friends on Monday, September 21, 2020 from 12:00- 2:00p.m. at Weymouth Funeral Home. A Graveside Service will be conducted at 3:00p.m. at Peninsula Memorial Park with Military Honors. Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home.

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#1 Julie Bondurant 2020-09-17 23:24
I just want to say how sorry I am for your loss. Jacob played football with my son Noah as a Gloucester White Knight. He was an exceptional athlete. He was one of the most kind and polite young men I've ever met. He was always helpful to the other, and especially the younger players. He always had a smile, and made others smile. My prayers go out for his family and friends.
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