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Donald Gene Braddy, 82, of Bluford, Illinois passed away at 6:00 P.M. Saturday, December 31, 2016 at Lavender Ridge in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He was born Saturday, October 6, 1934 in Bluford, Illinois to parents, Gene and Geneva (Modglin) Braddy. Donald was raised by his loving grandparents, George and Mamie (Baker) Modglin. He married Emma Jane (Irwin) Braddy on August 5, 1953 in Mount Vernon, Illinois.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, Janaury 6, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Reverend Randy Hayes officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn, Illinois. Military Rites will be accorded by the American Legion Post #141 of Mount Vernon at the graveside.
A Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 5, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois.
Donald is survived by his wife, Emma Jane Braddy of Bluford, Illinois; daughters, Tracy DeJournett and her husband, David of Bluford, Illinois and Deidre Huston and her husband, Michael of Bluford, Illinois; son, Brad Braddy and wife, Darrin of Merritt Island, Florida; grandchildren, Aubrey (DeJournett) Johnson and her husband Larry Spud, Devon DeJournett and his wife, Jennifer, Ashley (Huston) Raney and her husband, Chris, and Cal Braddy; nine great-grandchildren; and his aunts, Betty Vibbard of Knoxville, Tennessee and Beverly Adams of Bluford, Illinois.
Don served his country in the United States Air Force from 1954-1958 as a Radar Operator in Germany. He then served from 1958-1962 in the Reserves. Don was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bluford in Bluford, Illinois. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge. Don was an avid sportsman. He enjoyed being outdoors where he could golf, go trail riding, and various other activities. Don was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew him.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Association and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call
(618) 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.
Published on January 2, 2017
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