Clarence Bratton

June 25, 1934 ~ November 5, 2021 (age 87)


Clarence Benjamin Bratton, 87, passed away Friday, November 5, 2021 at CarePartner's John F. Keever Solace Center. 

Clarence was born June 25, 1934 in Asheville, North Carolina to the late Charles Furman Bratton, Sr. and Mary Stoner Bratton.  He honorably served our country in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. Clarence was employed 43 years as a chef for St. Joseph’s Hospital. He was an honorary member of Seniard Creek Farms, a hunting and fishing club in Mills River, NC. Clarence  enjoyed watching local baseball, rooting for the Dallas Cowboys, listening to jazz and spending time with his family. He was a life-long member of the Catholic Church through the historic St. Anthony’s of Padua Catholic School and Church, which became part of  the current Basilica of St. Lawrence.

He is survived by his wife, Wilhelmina Brannon Bratton; daughters, Clarice Bratton, Fairfax, Virginia and Cardelle Bratton Spangler (Jeff), Evanston, IL; son, Charles Bratton, MD. Redlands, CA; grandchildren, Noelle and Charles Spangler; sister, Ollie Mae Watts; several nieces, nephews; other relatives and friends.

The family wishes to thank his medical, skilled nursing and Hospice caregivers, and his dedicated and devoted friends and family who lovingly supported him along his journey




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November 9, 2021

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ray Funeral And Cremation Service
1373 Sweeten Creek Rd.
Asheville, North Carolina 28803

Mass of Christian Burial
November 10, 2021

8:30 AM
Basilica of Saint Lawrence
97 Haywood St.
Asheville, NC 28801

November 10, 2021

Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery
962 Old U S 70 Hwy
Black Mountain, North Carolina 28711

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