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Candler - Oscar Eugene "Bud" Brackett, 74, of Candler, died Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Mission Hospital.
A native of Buncombe Co., he was a son of the late Charles Henry Brackett, Sr., and Alma Louise Inabinette Brackett. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Frances Louise Ingle, and a brother, Charles Henry Brackett, Jr.
Mr. Brackett graduated from Lee H. Edwards High School in 1957. He worked many years for the Coca-Cola Company, as an officer for the Asheville Police Department, Deputy-Sheriff for the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office, and retired from the N.C. Department of Corrections in 2004. Most recently he worked for the security department of AB-Tech.
Mr. Brackett is survived by his wife, Lynda Jean Jones Brackett; step-daughter Rhonda Jean Lynn and husband John; step-sons David Wayne Tinsley and Charles B. Sherlin; and many beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday at Groce Funeral Home, Patton Ave.
The online register is available at www.grocefuneralhome.com.
Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
1401 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28806
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Apr. 2, 2014