OBITUARY

Sammy Bruce Brafford

March 8, 1944June 24, 2019
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Sammy Bruce Brafford, 75, passed away peacefully at home on Monday June 24th, 2019. Sam was born at home in Lowell on March 8th, 1944 to the late Edith (Messer) and Ronald Brafford.

Sam was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war. Professionally, he was an electrician in various textile mills. Sam was known as a hard worker with a devotion to his family.

Sam is preceded in death by his brother George Brafford.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Jo Ann Dockery Brafford, Daughters; Angela Bartkus, Raechel Brafford, Jessica Beason (Randy), Samantha Garrett, Casey Brafford(Deon). Sons; Sammie “Chip” Davis, Scott Brafford, Sean Brafford (Haley). Eight grandchildren: Micah, Ragan, Piper, Austin, Alaric, Alexander, Arya and Mazelei.

A celebration of Sam’s life will be officiated by Pastor Ben Francis at 2:00 PM on Wednesday July 3rd, 2019 at Carothers Funeral Home Chapel, 2205 Williamsburg Drive, Gastonia following a 12:30-2:00 PM receiving of friends. Burial will follow the services at Evergreen Memorial Park in Belmont

Fond memories of Sam and condolences for the family can be left at www.carothersfuneralhomegastonia.com

  • FAMILY

  • Edith Brafford, Mother
  • Ronald Brafford, Father
  • Jo Ann Brafford, Wife
  • Angela Bartkus, Daughter
  • Raechel Brafford, Daughter
  • Jessica Beason and husband Randy, Daughter
  • Samantha Garrett, Daughter
  • Casey Brafford and husband Deon, Daughter
  • Sammie "Chip" Davis Jr., Son
  • Scott Brafford, Son
  • Sean Brafford and wife Haley, Son
  • George Brafford, Brother
  • Sam leaves behind grandchildren: Micah, Ragan, Piper, Austin, Alaric, Alexander, Arya and Mazelei.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Wes Wilson
  • Joshua Dixon
  • Dylan Dixon
  • John Edminson
  • Dennis Dixon
  • Deon James

Services

  • Receiving of Friends Wednesday, July 3, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Wednesday, July 3, 2019
  • Committal Service Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Memories

Sammy Bruce Brafford

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Donna Davis

June 28, 2019

My cousin you will be missed. Your family loves you very much. Your are now free of pain...God bless your sweet family. You can rest now.

Haley Brafford

June 28, 2019

Sam,
Me and the kids are going to miss you like crazy. Piper is so upset she won’t get pawpaw good dinners anymore. We will forever cherish the memories we have made with you the past 7 years.

We love you!
Haley, Piper, Austin, Zander.

Samantha Garrett

June 27, 2019

Poppa, my heart is broken! I know you aren’t suffering anymore and you wouldn’t want any of us to be sad you are gone but I can’t lie and say there won’t be sleepless nights and tears shed. I love and miss you so much it hurts! Just know we are taking care of mom as you watch over us all! We will strive to make you proud every day and remind mom as she is fighting that you love her and we will share so many memories with all your grand babies and remind them of how much you love them! Rest easy poppa!

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