Gary Dwight Bragg, 63, of Delaware and formerly of Jackson, passed away on Saturday (Dec. 8, 2012) at his residence.
He was born in Jackson on Aug. 28, 1949, to the late Robert Franklin and Reba Ruth (Gilliland) Bragg.
Gary was employed at Goodyear, Cambridge and Meridian for 38 years. He served in the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War from 1969-1971 as a low-level scout and helicopter mechanic. He was a member of the American Motorcycle Association and of the V.F.W. Post 8402 of Jackson as well as a keeper of the U.S. Lighthouse Society. Gary was a member of the Appalachian Dirt Riders for 25 years as well as a crew member of Brian Daniel's racing. He enjoyed woodworking, golf, NASCAR and drag racing. Gary was chosen for the Honor Flight to Washington D.C., accompanied by Lindsay Roberts, Honor Flight guardian angel, U.S. Army Afghanistan Veteran. Gary didn't know a stranger.
Gary is survived by his wife, Mary Gulas Bragg; brothers, Thomas (Kathy) Bragg of Jackson, Robert (Yoshi) Bragg II of Jackson and Steve (Diane) Bragg of Minnesota; adopted children, Angela (Mark) Hixon and John (Denver) Bradford; stepchildren, Donna (Ryan Dobbins) Parker and Suzanne Blevins; and six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Gary was preceded in death by his nephew, David Arvin Bragg.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at the Lewis-Gillum Funeral Home in Jackson with Carla S. Cherry, LCDR, CHC, USN, "Ret." officiating. Burial to follow in Fairmount Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Snyder- Rodman Funeral Home in Delaware. Also, friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Lewis-Gillum Funeral Home in Jackson.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Honor Flight, in memory of Gary Bragg's Angels, P.O. Box 12036, Columbus, OH 43212 (Honor Flight is a 501 (3) charitable organization).
Online condolences can be e-mailed to e-k-lewisfuneral.com.
Published in The Delaware Gazette on Dec. 11, 2012