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McConnell Funeral Home

137 North Main Street, Greenwood, AR

OBITUARY

Jeff Brasher

June 2, 1972September 9, 2019
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Jeffrey Charles Brasher, 47, of Hackett died Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, at his home. He was born June 2, 1972, in San Antonio to Charles and Wanda (Cunningham) Brasher. He graduated from Greenwood High School in 1990 and studied journalism at Westark Community College and the University of Central Arkansas. He began working at the Southwest Times Record as a sports editor in January of 1993, a position that he loved and held for 23 years. In 2016, he began working at Consolidated Printing in Van Buren as a graphic designer.

Jeff formed lifelong friendships and lit up any room with his laugh. He was instrumental in healing others, always a shoulder for his friends. He was a notorious concert-goer, an avid graphic novel collector, a movie buff and a trivia aficionado. He was such a fan of super heroes that he wasn't happy unless he was one himself.

He loved his family dearly. He was an amazing father, son and brother. His two-year-old granddaughter was the absolute light of his life; even in his absence, she will grow up knowing her Papa J.

He is survived by his daughter, Corrine Brasher (Chris) of Van Buren; sons, Christian Brasher (Abbey) of Hackett and Colin Brasher of Seattle; brother, Steve Bass; sisters, Cheryl Perkins and Lori Hooten; granddaughter, Charlie Reign; nephews, Lloyd Perkins and Nicholas Bass; niece, Sarah Snell; daughter at heart, Morgan Stem; best buddy, Mary Catherine Maguire; as well as countless friends that he considered family.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father; grandparents, Henry and Lois Webb; brother-in-law, William Perkins; and aunt, Amy Cunningham.

Funeral service for Jeff will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at McConnell Funeral Home, 137 N. Main St., Greenwood.

Viewing and visitation with the family will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

His untimely passing is met with such sorrow. The family longs for memories that won't be created but finds comfort in knowing that the impact he had on our lives will go on. Fly high and never let us go.

  • FAMILY

  • Mr. Brasher is survived by his daughter, Corrine Brasher (Chris) of Van Buren; sons, Christian Brasher (Abbey) of Hackett and Colin Brasher of Seattle; brother, Steve Bass; sisters, Cheryl Perkins and Lori Hooten; granddaughter, Charlie Reign; nephews, Lloyd Perkins and Nicholas Bass; niece, Sarah Snell; daughter at heart, Morgan Stem; best buddy, Mary Catherine Maguire; as well as countless friends that he considered family.

Services

  • Viewing and Family Visitation Thursday, September 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, September 13, 2019

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Melanie Robb

September 13, 2019

Jeff Brasher was one of the best guys I ever met. I am extremely saddened by his death. He was my grand son's dad. I have thought of him often throughout the last few years and always with fondness. He was a well-mannered, well-educated and well-read man. I consider myself lucky to have met this gentleman and spending time in his presence in the past. He was a good dad.

Carole Gunn

September 11, 2019

Jeff was always special to me as he was a classmate with my daughter Heather, he and Heather actually were 'boyfriend girlfriend' at one time I think maybe in 6th grade. Jeff just always was so kind and always had a big smile. I also knew his Mom and I think he was a lot like her. This is so sad, just so sad. I will look to see if I have any photos of him.

Dylan Tomlinson

September 11, 2019

My deepest condolences go to the family, especially Jeff's children.

May God bless your family during this difficult time...

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Biography

Jeffrey Charles Brasher, 47, of Hackett died Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, at his home. He was born June 2, 1972, in San Antonio to Charles and Wanda (Cunningham) Brasher. He graduated from Greenwood High School in 1990 and studied journalism at Westark Community College and the University of Central Arkansas. He began working at the Southwest Times Record as a sports editor in January of 1993, a position that he loved and held for 23 years. In 2016, he began working at Consolidated Printing in Van Buren as a graphic designer.

Jeff formed lifelong friendships and lit up any room with his laugh. He was instrumental in healing others, always a shoulder for his friends. He was a notorious concert-goer, an avid graphic novel collector, a movie buff and a trivia aficionado. He was such a fan of super heroes that he wasn't happy unless he was one himself.

He loved his family dearly. He was an amazing father, son and brother. His two-year-old granddaughter was the absolute light of his life; even in his absence, she will grow up knowing her Papa J.

He is survived by his daughter, Corrine Brasher (Chris) of Van Buren; sons, Christian Brasher (Abbey) of Hackett and Colin Brasher of Seattle; brother, Steve Bass; sisters, Cheryl Perkins and Lori Hooten; granddaughter, Charlie Reign; nephews, Lloyd Perkins and Nicholas Bass; niece, Sarah Snell; daughter at heart, Morgan Stem; best buddy, Mary Catherine Maguire; as well as countless friends that he considered family.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father; grandparents, Henry and Lois Webb; brother-in-law, William Perkins; and aunt, Amy Cunningham.

Funeral service for Jeff will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at McConnell Funeral Home, 137 N. Main St., Greenwood.

Viewing and visitation with the family will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

His untimely passing is met with such sorrow. The family longs for memories that won't be created but finds comfort in knowing that the impact he had on our lives will go on. Fly high and never let us go.