Mr. Bobby Gene “BeeRight” Brasfield, 82, of the Elbridge community, passed peacefully into eternal rest on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, at 9:32 a.m. at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Brasfield was born March 21, 1940, in Tipton County to the late Carl Leon Brasfield and Jesse Lee (Woods) Brasfield. He was the second of four children, and was preceded in death by his younger brother James Steve Brasfield, of Covington.
He is survived by his older brother, Charles Leon Brasfield and younger sister, Ann Carolyn (Brasfield) Mann, both of Covington. He graduated Byars-Hall High School in Covington in 1961, and served his country in the U.S. Army from 1961-1964, while stationed in Germany.
He again served as Staff Sergeant/E6 with the National Guard 913th Engineer Company in Union City. He married Anna May Bradshaw March 20, 1971.
He was a member of the United Steel Workers Union L878, and retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, where he earned the nickname “BeeRite” for his love of beekeeping and harvesting and sharing his honey with family and friends. He was an avid horseman for much of his life and a lover of the outdoors. He loved whitetail deer hunting and fishing.
In addition to his brother Charles and sister Ann, he is survived by his two daughters, Faith Brasfield-Lowe of Nashville and DeAnna (Jay) Cloar of Elbridge. He also leaves behind six beloved grandchildren, Brianna and Brayden Lowe of Nashville; Kaylee Burnett, Ethan Cloar and Anna Cloar of Elbridge; and Hunter Cloar of Union City. He also leaves nephew, Kevin Billings of Bonita Springs, Fla.; a niece, Pam Black and Chad Brasfield of Covington; and nephews, Randy and Carl Ray Brasfield of Covington.
He is loved and remembered by dear friends Randy and Joan Mouser; Alex Maxedon and the Keelings: Bill, Pat, Lori and Debbie Smith.
He was preceded in eternal rest by his loving wife of 43 years, Anna (Bradshaw) Brasfield, as well as nephews, Neal Billings and Ronnie Brasfield.
Friends and family are invited to visitation from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. followed by services at Edmaiston Mosley Funeral Home on Saturday. Rick Knoll will officiate. Burial to follow in Elbridge Cemetery beside his beloved wife, Anna. There will be a reception to follow at Oak Ridge Church of Christ, 1913 Oak Ridge Road, Obion, TN.
To leave messages of condolence for the family, visit the funeral home website at www.emfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Messenger 9.22.22