Billy Charles Bratton
Posted: Thursday, January 3, 2013 4:00 pm
The Messenger, January 3, 2013
Billy Charles Bratton, 67, of Obion passed away peacefully Dec. 28, 2012, at his home.
There will be a memorial service in his honor Jan. 19, beginning at 11 a.m. at the home he shared with his brother, Lonnie Bratton. Friends and family are invited to attend.
He was born March 15, 1945, to the late Charlie and Mary Francis Bratton in Yardell, Ark. He was a farmer and served in the U.S. Army as a heavy equipment driver.
He is survived by his daughter, Felisha Noel of Dyersburg; two granddaughters; two brothers, Lonnie Bratton of Obion and Joe Bratton of Union City; three sisters, Genevieve Powers and Phyllis Joseph, both of Troy, and Pauline Semancki of Chaffee, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Billy Bratton Jr.; his brother, Raymond “Buddy” Bratton; and three sisters, Ava Rose, Geraldine Morris and Nellie Newman.