Raines Davenport Haggerty (April 23, 1970 - January 27, 2022)

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Raines Davenport Haggerty
  • April 23, 1970
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  • January 27, 2022

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“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing — absolutely nothing — half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” Kenneth Grahame


Raines Davenport Haggerty was happiest when he was on the water; As a kid on “the reservoir” putting endless miles on an orange Coleman canoe with his brother Cash, as a teenager on the Albemarle Sound, and later in life as captain of his bright blue skiff up and down Taylor’s Creek in Beaufort, NC, Raines had been dropping his anchor and enjoying the changing tides for most of his life. When Raines was not on the water, or in the water, he preferred to be near the water. He lived for a number of years in Beaufort, NC, working at Front Street Grill. After relocating briefly to Alexandria, VA to be near his brother, nieces and nephew, Raines followed a longtime dream by moving to Florida, where he continued his successful career as an associate with Home Depot. Living walking distance from the beach, Raines reveled in daily life by the Atlantic Ocean.


Raines was born on April 23, 1970 in Rocky Mount, NC. He died at home in Titusville, Florida on January 27, 2022. He was 51 years old. He was preceded in death by his parents, Casher “Chuck” Williams Haggerty Jr and Bettie Dowdy Haggerty. He is survived by his brother and sister, Casher Haggerty III of Manteo, NC and Katherine Haggerty Moran of Durham, NC; his nieces, Kathleen Louise Haggerty and Caroline Grace Haggerty; his nephew, Casher Dylan Haggerty; as well as aunts, uncles and cousins who were important to him.


A service will be held at Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4907 Garrett Rd, Durham, NC 27707 on April 16, 2022 at 2pm. A stream of the service can be viewed at: https://www.facebook.com/eventseruuf/


We will always think of our love of Raines as we Captain our boats through the no wake zone.


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  1. Melissa P lit a candle:
    09 May 2022
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    09 May 2022
    Lit since May 9, 2022 at 5:13:36 PM

  3. Cheryl Sorensen says:
    18 Apr 2022
    You are very missed at The Depot, Raines. Every October when the humidity and heat of Florida drops off and it’s a Beautiful 80* day I’ll remember our conversations. You were always so happy when that time came. Rest easy my friend…

  4. Alyssa Turner lit a candle:
    16 Apr 2022
    Lit since April 16, 2022 at 4:01:55 PM

  5. Ron Jeffrey lit a candle:
    16 Apr 2022
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  6. Gabrielle M lit a candle:
    16 Apr 2022
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  7. Diane says:
    15 Apr 2022
    Raines was always a bright spot in my day, with his eternal smile and generous heart. I consider myself lucky to have shared my work days with him. He always had a kind word, and liked to share a laugh. My sympathies to his family for the great loss they have suffered. I miss him every day. May you rest in eternal peace "buddy."

  8. Diane lit a candle:
    15 Apr 2022
    Lit since April 15, 2022 at 4:43:00 PM

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    15 Apr 2022
    Lit since April 15, 2022 at 4:42:38 PM

  10. Cynthia D Baker says:
    15 Apr 2022
    Kat. I’m sorry to learn today of your lose of Raines. Reading his obituary reminds me of the importance of living the life we enjoy while we can. May you be comforted by your memories of him. Peace. Cynthia Baker.

  11. Brenda Skiles says:
    14 Apr 2022
    My little red haired boy I would've loved to seen you bu t it was not to be.
    Me and my family was lucky to get to have spent some of your life knowing you and your family. Hope to see you at the beach sitting on the shore when my final day comes. The time we all spent together at the sound was great.
    Cash Raines will agree with everything you and Kate have done.

  12. Erika Ripley says:
    14 Apr 2022
    Kat, thank you for sharing these memories of Raines. I remember your smile as you shared stories of him and your times together. I am so sorry for your loss.

  13. Harrell Theresa H lit a candle:
    14 Apr 2022
    Lit since April 14, 2022 at 4:18:23 AM

  14. Jeff Campbell says:
    13 Apr 2022
    Kat, I'm so sorry for the loss of your brother, Raines. Sending some sunshine to you and your family. I know that you will miss him dearly and while that heartache will never go away, neither will the memories of the sunshine he brought into your lives.

  15. Ann Colosia says:
    13 Apr 2022
    A blue candle for the blue water.
    Kat and family, I am so sorry for your loss.

  16. Ann Colosia lit a candle:
    13 Apr 2022
    Lit since April 13, 2022 at 4:58:21 PM

  17. Ron Jeffrey says:
    13 Apr 2022
    My heart goes out to Raines family. I am so sorry for your loss. While working with Raines at the Home Depot we became such good friends. I will miss him greatly. Such a sweet soul

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