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McConnell Funeral Home

137 North Main Street, Greenwood, AR

OBITUARY

Weldon Lee Bratton, Jr.

April 7, 1950March 20, 2020

Weldon Lee Bratton, Jr., 69, of Huntington, Arkansas passed away Friday, March 20, 2020 in Fort Smith. He was retired from Whirlpool.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Ann Bratton; three daughters, Michelle Porter and husband, Michael of Alma, Amanda Cheesman and husband, Jimmy of Greenwood and Kim Shipley and husband, Eddie of Greenwood; three sisters, Pat Branham of Nicoma Park, OK, Sharon Troglin of Midwest City, OK and Sonja Melton of Dell City, OK and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Kim Knox.

Graveside service will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 25 at Huntington Cemetery under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. Viewing will be Tuesday from 2 – 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Cecil Gilliland, Michael Gann, Chris Gann, Roger Miller, Cliff Turner, David Wood, Russell Mangum and Brayden Cheesman.

  • FAMILY

  • Mr. Brattonis survived by his wife, Joyce Ann Bratton; three daughters, Michelle Porter and husband, Michael of Alma, Amanda Cheesman and husband, Jimmy of Greenwood and Kim Shipley and husband, Eddie of Greenwood; three sisters, Pat Branham of Nicoma Park, OK, Sharon Troglin of Midwest City, OK and Sonja Melton of Dell City, OK and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Kim Knox.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Chris Gann
  • Cliff Turner
  • Roger Miller
  • David Wood
  • Michael Gann
  • Cecil Gilliland
  • Russell Mangum
  • Brayden Cheesman

Services

  • Viewing Tuesday, March 24, 2020
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Memories

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Sue Turner

March 27, 2020

I always thought a lot of brother windell ,liked to hear him preach, he was a good man, prayers for all the family

Doug Ralston

March 25, 2020

I first met brother Weldon at Whirlpool. I knew right away that he was a godly man. He was always so pleasant, positive and uplifting. We had many discussions about the Lord. He always ended up bragging on me, “edifying “ as the Bible says. In 2010 I lost my wife of 37 years and was having a really difficult time dealing with my loss. As I was struggling through this, I thought of brother Weldon and how he had helped me many times in the past with such sound spiritual advice. I called him and told him I’d like to talk to him about my struggle. I was expecting him to tell me he’d talk to me tomorrow or maybe a day or two. Not brother Weldon! He said he would meet me at his church in about an hour. (This was late in the evening.)We met and, as always, he gave me some wonderful council. I left there encouraged and strengthened. But what you don’t know is, I never set foot in brother Weldon’s church when he was pastoring there except for that night. Not only that, I’m not even the same denomination he was. THAT’S the kind of man Weldon Bratton Jr. was. If only we had more like him!




Amy Armer

March 24, 2020

Bro. Bratton was truly an inspirational Man of God. He touched my life in many many ways. I think often about advice he has given me throughout the years About how to be an Over Comer and Live Victoriously through Christ. Earth's Loss is Heaven's gain. As a Christian I have the Promise of seeing him again along with My Loved ones who are in Heaven WELCOMING him HOME ❣

Gary Edgmon

March 24, 2020

Worked with Bro. Weldon at whirlpool for many years. He was a great Christian man and very uplifting to others. He will be greatly missed. Love & prayers to all the family.
Sincerely, Gary and Cleta Edgmon

Brenda Seajack

March 24, 2020

I'm so sorry for your loss. As its hard to let them go, he is no longer sick. His work was done. I remember as growing up in Huntington area & as friends with Amanda, I visited their house often. He was always a sweet soft spoken man. Love & prayers of comfort for you all.

Julie House

March 24, 2020

Amanda you and you family are in my prayers. Your dad was such a good man believe in the power of Jesus Christ and in his family.

Clyde Hess

March 23, 2020

This is one of the finest men I have ever known. He was a great friend and a great leader. I can only imagine the reunion that's happening in Heaven between him and Bro. JB Burrough.

Ernestine Elmore

March 23, 2020

Junior will always be remembered as a man of great faith. He definitely finished his course and kept the faith and I know there is a crown awaiting him on that great day when rewards are given. Ernestine

Cindy Slate

March 23, 2020

Brother Bratton is and will always be the man that was as closet to God I ever knew ❣❣ I love you and I know you were glad to see Kim and I hope to see you again one day you are the best ❣

Dorothy Miller

March 23, 2020

A great co-worker for many years. Always had a smile on his face and made the workplace better. Prayers for the family and friends. He will be missed

FROM THE FAMILY