Richard Brackett


JASPER Richard Harold Brackett, 68, passed away, Saturday, May 4, 2013.Mr. Brackett was a Vietnam Veteran and an avid classic car enthusiast. He never met a person he could not make a friend or at least be friendly. He loved people and they loved him. He will be truly missed, but Heaven is a brighter place with his presence. He was a member of the Baptist Hill Baptist Church and the Open Door Sunday School Class. He was also a member of the Olive Branch Masonic Lodge No. 297, Jasper, TN.He was preceded in death by his father and mother, John C. and Inez E. Camp Brackett, brothers, Robert, Jimmy, Carl and Johnny Brackett and sister, Glynda Spencer.Richard is survived by his wife, Carol Diane Lewis Brackett; sister, Barbara (Eugene) Roach , Ringgold, Ga.; brothers, Roy (Carolyn) Brackett, Jasper, Tenn., Joe (Catherine) Brackett, Jasper, Tenn., and David (Helen) Brackett, Chattanooga, Tenn.; daughters, Jeannie Mitchell, Myrtle Beach, S.C., Starr Rushing, Jasper, Tenn.; Step-son, James Ray ( Lynn) Lewis, Smithville, MO; 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews .Funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel at 1 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, May 7, with Bro. Gene Lewis and Bro. Roger Webb officiating.Interment will follow in Lakewood West Memory Gardens.The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. CDT until 8 p.m. CDT, today.To send online condolences visit www.tatefh.comArrangements by Tate Funeral Home, LLC, Jasper, TN 423-942-9500

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