Max Brasher Sr.

American_OBIT_flag_2a_310ZBRUCE – Max Owen  Brasher Sr., 85, died Oct. 3, 2013, at his residence. He retired as a foreman from Columbia Gulf Transmission after 35 years.

He was a WWII  U.S. Army veteran who served as a Corporal–Company D Clerk. He graduated from Bruce High School and attended Holmes Jr. College. He was a member of First Baptist Church, where he was a member of L.H. Johnson Sunday School Class. He was a lifetime member of Bruce V.F.W., an avid hunter and fisherman and loved to work in his garden. He was the head of his family, and he loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel  with Dr. Daniel Hathorne officiating and Bro. Bobby Long assisting. Burial will be in Bruce Cemetery Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Jerry Lee Logan Brasher of Bruce; two daughters, Peggy Jane Brasher Turner of Birmingham, Ala. and Joy Leanne Brasher of Bruce; one son, Max Owen “Mackie” Brasher Jr. (Deborah) of Bruce; two sisters, Jane Lambert of Coldwater and Kathryn Collins of Norco, Calif.; grandchildren John Owen Turner, Leah Brooke “Sam” Holmes, Max Owen “Mac” Brasher III., Emily Allyson (Jim) McGraw, Kelly Brooke (Jason) White, Robert Steven Hall, Owen Prestage Brasher and Seth Logan Brasher; and great-great-grandchildren, Jacey Elizabeth Logan Jenkins, Taylor Brooke White, Lillian Sheffield McGraw,  Samuel Lucas Holmes, Preston Samuel White and Sawyer Brasher Holmes

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Pallbearers are Max Owen “Mac” Brasher III., Owen Prestage Brasher, Seth Logan Brasher, Robert Steven Hall, Samuel Ray Holmes, James Robinson “Jim” McGraw, John Owen Turner and Jason Paul White.

Honorary pallbearers are Dean Box, Roy Box, Jello Chrestman, Columbia Gulf Employees and Retirees, Fred Hawkins, Michael Herrod, Travis Malone, Hank Ramage and Danny Turner.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 535, Bruce, MS  38915

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