Mr. David Wayne Raley, age 50 of Brandenburg, KY, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at Norton Hospital in Louisville, KY. David lit up every room he entered and was always larger than life. He loved music in general but loved to play the drums and sing karaoke. He would volunteer to help people with fundraisers and was known as the neighborhood lawn mowing man. David was an avid supporter of UK and the Meade County Greenwaves and Lady Waves, as well as being the self-proclaimed leader of Greenwave nation. He recently found his calling, announcing Lady Wave games on WMMG during their state tournament run. He also called the demolition derby at the Meade County Fair. David loved kids and coached youth football and softball for many years. His family was always his main priority and he especially loved taking them out to eat at his two favorite joints, Miguel’s and Mr. Gatti’s.
David is survived by his wife of 22 years, Tabby Raley; his daughter, Alicia Niko Smith; his son, Elijah David Wayne Raley; his grandson, Hunter Smith; his parents, Larry and Joy Raley; his sister, Lisa Jean Raley; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family; as well as, his partner in crime, Chubs.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at New Brandenburg Baptist Church, with Revs. Tim Harris, Bob Davis, Terry Carby and Tom Bridge officiating. Burial will follow in Cap Anderson Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 12:00 Noon until 8:00 PM on Monday, at the chapel of the Hager Funeral Home, and from 11:00 AM until the time of service on Tuesday at the church. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Meade County Special Olympics.
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