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Grant William Haines

Grant William Haines, 57, of Knightdale, NC, was called to heaven on February 2, 2015. He was born January 29, 1958 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania and entered the United States Army at the age of 20. After serving 8 years as a Sergeant in the Army he moved to North Carolina were he spent the remaining part of his life living in the Knightdale/Wendell area.

He had a lifelong passion for family, friends, bald eagles and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. He worked at Kellogg’s as a mechanic for over 21 years where he developed lifelong friends and coworkers. He will be remembered for his quiet smile, his soft spoken humor, his Harley Davidson t-shirts, his devotion to family, his unyielding friendship to all as well as his faith in God. He was happiest riding with loved ones and friends, so ride free now, amongst the angles in heaven.

Grant is survived by his wife, Tracy Haines; mother and father, Sally and Frank Haines; brother, Craig Haines; two daughters, Shannon Haines and Amy Haines Bryant; step-daughter, Ashley Gillis; grand-children, Payton Bryant, Taniya Thames and Nathan Thames; father-in-law, Jesse Gillis; and special friends that became family, Heath Woods, Dana Gorman, Destiny Woods, and Xzavier Woods. Although your time with us was cut short, we were all blessed and better people for having you in our lives. You will always be loved and never forgotten.

A viewing will be held on Friday, February 6, 2015, from 11am-12pm with services immediately following at 12pm at Mitchell Funeral Home, 7209 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC 27612. Burial will be held in the Raleigh Memorial Park adjacent to Mitchell Funeral Home.

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