Peters Funeral Home - Shafter
844 E Lerdo Highway
Shafter, CA 93263


1932 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Wayne Allen Braisher was born in Hinton, Oklahoma on November 3, 1932 to Eva and Virgil James Braisher. He attended Shafter High and then joined the Army in 1951 where he served his country proudly in Korea. Wayne earned two bronze service stars along with his National Defense Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Combat Infantry Badge. Wayne worked for Exxon Mobil for many years before his retirement. Wayne was a resident of Shafter and Bakersfield for many years, in the late 90's he moved to Alaska to be with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He lived for fishing, moving to Alaska enabled him to catch some of the biggest fish of his life, he often said that moving to Alaska was one of the best decisions he made in his life. He also enjoyed cheering on his favorite sports teams the LA Dodgers, Lakers and Redskins. He passed away peacefully at his home in Anchorage, Alaska on October 8.
He is survived by his sister Marie Byers; brother Shelby Williams; Aunt Grace Oda McAllister; sons Greg Braisher and Scott Braisher; daughter and Husband David& Kelly Manning; step-daughter Dee Dee Lewis Sparks; grandchildren Kathy, Annia, Misty, Corey, Kylee; great grandchildren Maddi, Tyler, Jordan, Adrian, Justin, Connor, Alexia, Grace, Jayden, and Dallas. Wayne is preceded in death by his father Virgil J Braisher; mother Eva Braisher Caron; brother Hurshell E. Braisher; sister Jeanie Braisher; brother James Williams; sister Cathy Triply; mother of children (Wanda) Sue Wood; late wife LaVonne Lewis
A Graveside Service will be held at Shafter Memorial Park on Friday October 28, 2016 at 2pm in Shafter, California. Please send condolences to the family and sign Wayne's guestbook at
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Oct. 25, 2016
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