Bernie Brazle, 79, of McMinnville, passed away Thursday morning Oct. 3 at NHC of McMinnville.
He was born April 14,1940 to parents Hershal and Hazzie Hoover Braswell, now deceased. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by daughter Sherry Gail Potter and great-granddaughter Evelyn Brazle.
He was a Mason for 50 years and a longtime member of the Shriners and served in the Tennessee National Guard. Mr. Brazle was the manger of Lays 5&10 Store also worked for the city of McMinnville and was a member of Blues Hill Church of Christ. He is survived by his children, Joyce (Shane) Hollis of McMinnville and Nathan Brazle of McMinnville, grandchildren Nicole Simpson, Candace Hollis, Holly Potter, Krisann Parks, Megan Brazle, Lily Brazle, Isabella Sevier, Easton Brazle, great-grandchildren Cody Simpson, Gage Simpson, Lakelyn Simpson, Brayden Hollis, Asa Jones, Asher Jones, Bently Parks, Savannah Parks, Skyler Brazle, Alexis Sevier; Sisters, Faye Reed, Louise Foster, and Martha Parker, brother Ray (JoAnn) Brazle, girlfriend Joan Nave, and special caregiver Sandy Collins.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday Oct. 6, at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. David Gilley officiating with burial to follow at Blues Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 3 to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 2 p.m. There will be a Masonic Service on Saturday at 6 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel.
DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnnville, Tenn.) Oct. 4, 2019