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David Moffatt Bratton, 69
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Dr. David Moffatt Bratton “Pops” went to be with the Lord on July 20 at the age of 69.

He is survived Alison, his loving wife of 43 years; children Laura Davis (Eric), Amy Shade (D.J.), Emily Parola (Aaron), and Will Bratton (Graham); grandchildren Ben Davis, Sam and Anna Shade, Harrison Parola; sister Barbara Brownlee, as well as his loving family of in-laws, nieces, and nephews.

David will be remembered as a loving, devoted and selfless husband, father and grandfather; a cherished brother and uncle and a loyal friend to many. He will also be remembered as a kindhearted, respected physician and colleague with his service as an orthopedic surgeon for 33 years. He founded McMinnville Orthopedic Clinic in McMinnville and in 1995 joined the Bone and Joint Clinic in Franklin where he served the remainder of his career. He was an active member of the congregation at Brentwood United Methodist Church and an example of faith, perseverance and hope to many, including his Wednesday morning men’s group. He was a passionate board member of Harvest Hands Community Development Center in Nashville which he helped birth and grow. When not serving others, David loved to be on the golf course and spending time with his family and friends.

A memorial service was held at Brentwood United Methodist Church on Tuesday, July 24, with visitation from 1 p.m. until time of the service. All are invited to a reception in Haney Hall following the interment in the columbarium. His family encourages donations be made to Harvest Hands Community Development Center, 155 B Old Hermitage Avenue, Nashville, TN 37210. An online guestbook is available at, (615) 377-0775.

Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) July 25, 2018