Marcus E. Braziel LUBBOCK-Marcus Braziel of Lubbock passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at the age of 95. He was born July 18, 1918, in Burnet County, Texas, to Augusta and Willie Mae (Perry) Braziel. He married Claudine Martin on Dec. 10, 1948, in Odessa. He served in the United States Army Air Corp and was decorated with the following medals during World War II: The American Theater Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Ribbon, 1 Service Strip, and 1 Overseas Service Bar. Marcus was recently featured as one of Lubbock's Hometown Heroes. He had a great sense of humor and had a nickname for all his children and grandchildren, and extended family. He retired from Navajo Freight Lines after 32 years of service. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Claudine; daughter, Linda and Ray Williams of Nocona, Texas; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Marcus was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Barbara Lynn Penn; sons, Bobby and Ronnie Earl Braziel; three brothers, Amos, Emmet and Audy (Hop); sister, Altha Mae Harris. Visitation will be 1 to 8 p.m. with family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Nov. 22, 2013, in Combest Family Memorial Chapel. Services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at Aldersgate United Methodist Church 10306 Indiana Avenue, with interment to follow in Resthaven Memorial Park. Please celebrate the life of Marcus by visiting www.combestfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
Combest Family Funeral Homes
2210 Broadway Lubbock, TX 79401
Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Nov. 22, 2013