Reuben Thomas Brackett


Reuben Thomas Brackett, of Etowah, went to sleep in death on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017.

He was born on June 30, 1936, in Old Fort, the first son of Migie and Frances Harrold Brackett. 

He served in the U.S. Navy, and retired from CSX Railroad. He was a devout Jehovah’s Witness and spent almost 15 years in the full-time ministry, talking to people about the Bible and its message of God’s Kingdom. His hope is to live forever in the restored Paradise on earth.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two of his siblings, Brenda Dacus and Freeman Brackett; and a stepson, Billy Edmonson.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Marjorie Peck Brackett; three children; Ralph (Kim) Brackett, Kelly (John) McClary, and stepdaughter, Lisa (Mike) McKinney; grandsons; Alexander and Dylan Brackett, and Zachary and Zeb McKinney; granddaughter, Mary Elizabeth Edmonson; three great-grandchildren; brothers: Jimmy (Kathy) Brackett of Etowah, and Dewayne Brackett of Dalton; sister, Sue Brackett of Dalton; brother-in-law, Richard (Margaret) Peck; sisters-in-law: Carolyn Glass, Josephine Brown and Nancy Snider, all of Etowah; and several nieces, nephews and many close friends.

He was a special man, dearly loved and respected, and will be missed greatly. In spite of the fact that he suffered the ravages of dementia, he never lost his sense of humor, his wonderful smile or his love for others.

There will be a memorial service on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Serenity Funeral Home, Etowah, with Ted Lewis, an elder in the Benton congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, officiating.

The family will receive friends and family to offer comfort and support from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

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