Kirk Allen Rafter, Sr.

October 9, 1949 ~ March 9, 2021 (age 71)


Hedgesville, WV – Kirk Allen Rafter, Sr., 71, of Hedgesville, WV and formerly of Boonsboro, MD passed away on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at the VA Medical Center in Martinsburg, WV.


He was born on October 9, 1949 in Hagerstown, MD to the late Luther Marshall Rafter and Dorothy E. Suck Hutzell.


Kirk was a 1967 graduate of Boonsboro High School in Boonsboro, MD and received his Associate Degree in Administration of Justice from Hagerstown Community College in 1978.


He was a proud Veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during the Vietnam War.


He retired from the State of Maryland Corrections and West Virginia School Board.


He was a member of Clopper-Michael Post #10 American Legion Boonsboro, MD; IORM Tribe #84 Williamsport, MD; Amvets Post #10 Hagerstown, MD.


He is survived by his daughter Jennifer Rafter-Burger and her husband Ben of Fairplay, MD; son Kirk Rafter, Jr. of Martinsburg, WV; brother Charles Denhardt and his wife Lynda of Rochester, NY; sister Carolyn Renner of McAllen, TX; grandson Scottie Burkett and his wife Kirstie of Williamsport, MD; great granddaughter Charlotte; 3 nephews; 1 niece.


He was predeceased by a granddaughter Jasmine Rafter and a brother-in-law Olin Renner.


A memorial service will be held at Osborne Funeral Home 425 S. Conococheague St. Williamsport, MD on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 11:00 am with Pastor Todd Lady officiating.  The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service on Saturday from 10:00 – 11:00 am.  Military honors will be provided by Joint Veteran Council of Washington County and Marine Corps League of Hagerstown, MD.


Burial will be private.


The family request the omission of flowers, memorial donations may be made to:

VA Medical Center 510 Butler Ave. Martinsburg, WV 25405


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March 27, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Osborne Funeral Home, PA
425 South Conococheague Street
Williamsport, MD 21795

Memorial Service
March 27, 2021

11:00 AM
Osborne Funeral Home, PA
425 South Conococheague Street
Williamsport, MD 21795

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