Robert T. Bracken
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Virginia Beach - Robert Talmadge Bracken, 83, passed away Friday, March 1, 2013.
He was born to the late Laura Smith and Thomas Jackson Bracken on July 10 1929. Bob served 22 years in the U.S. Navy during World War, II, the Korean War and Vietnam. He then retired from Newport News Shipbuilding as an Engineer after 20 years of service. He was a member of Bayside Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon for over 30 years, a member of Bayside Masonic Lodge #218, Past Patron of Bayside Chapter #181 Order of the Eastern Star, and member of the U.S. Submarine Veterans Hampton Roads Base. As an avid Bluegrass and Gospel musician, Bob would frequently spend his time entertaining seniors in Assisted Living and Nursing homes.
He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Bracken; his mother, Laura Bracken and his brother, James Bracken. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Bracken; one son, John Bracken of Va. Beach; two daughters, Sarah Bracken Hutcheson of Va. Beach and Patricia Bracken Carter of Richmond, VA; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, his sister, Betty Bracken Harrison of Williamston, SC and his brother, Larry Bracken of Williamston, SC.
The family would like to extend a thank you to the Staff of The Gardens of Virginia Beach and Community Care Hospice for their loving care and support.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 9, 2013, at 2:30 p.m. at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, 1457 Independence Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23455. Burial will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a future date. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Mar. 4, 2013