Gary Lee Braden

October 20, 1938October 27, 2013
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Gary Lee Braden, 75, of Louisville passed away on October 27, 2013.

Gary was an Air Force veteran and a member of Shawnee Masonic Lodge for over 50 years. He was an avid fisherman.

Gary is preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Braden; mother, Bessie Braden; and brother, Don Braden.

Gary is survived by his sons, Jeff Braden (Kim), Darrell Braden (Aundrea), and Kevin Braden (Sarah); grandchildren, Chad Clark and Cody, Amanda and Grace Braden; one great-granddaughter, Ava Braden; sister-in-law, Betty Braden; and 3 nieces and their spouses and children.

A funeral service to honor the life of Gary will be held at 2pm, October 31, 2013 at Evergreen Funeral Home, with interment to follow in Evergreen Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-9pm on Wednesday and from 11am-2pm on Thursday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family strongly expresses that memorial donations to be directed the Shawnee Masonic Lodge or Cancer Research of Louisville.


  • Visitation Wednesday, October 30, 2013
  • Visitation Thursday, October 31, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, October 31, 2013

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Sarah Harvey

July 23, 2014

Just was thinking about you and missing you:)

October 30, 2013

1956 Alumni of Shawnee High School offers deepest sympathy to the family of Wanda and Gary Braden. In loving memory a contribution has been made to the SHS Class of '56 Scholarship Fund.
Dona Crowe, Treasurer

Gene & Sheila Long

October 30, 2013

Our condolences to all the Braden family on the losses of Gary and Wanda.Great parents as well as great people.Sure Gary was up there last night watching the Blue & White game of our beloved Ky Wildcats.Privileged to have known them.

Cathy Jones

October 30, 2013

So saddened by your loss I will remember him as a person who loved his family and was always smiling love Cathy Ann

Thomas Payne

October 30, 2013

Darrell and family members, my prayers and thoughts are with you in your time of grief!

Craig and Laura Byrd

October 30, 2013

Darrell, Aundrea and Grace, we are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you.

Walker McCulloch

October 29, 2013

Farewell old friend and classmate. May the saints and angels welcome you into paradise, may light perpetual shine upon you, may your soul rest in eternal peace.

October 29, 2013

I have known Gary most of my life. We went through 12 years of school together. We grew up in Parkland. Gary was a great guy. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. You have suffered two great losses in a short time. God Bless Carol Skaggs Weissrock

Betty Braden

October 29, 2013

You always said you thought of me as your sister instead of in law as I you a brother. I am left with wonderful memories of the good times we shared. With a sadden heart to say goodby.

Kevin Braden

October 29, 2013

Dad I have no words for the empty hole my heart has since you have passed on. You are the strongest hardest working man I've ever met if I become half the man you were ill be doing just fine! I hope in some way I made you proud I have some comfort knowing you are back with mom uncle Don and Granma! You were the rock of my life and I'm gonna miss you something terrible but we got this we will take care of you girl Gracie you take care of mom I love you Dad! See you again someday!