EDWARD LAMAR, 74
Gainesville - Edward Lamar Braddy, Jr., age 74 of Gainesville, passed away Monday, August 4, 2014. He was born January 4, 1940 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Edward Lamar and Mary Lilah Smiley Braddy. He graduated from Fort Lauderdale High School where he was a standout athlete playing football, baseball and basketball. In 1958 thru 1962 he played baseball and football for the Florida Gators. Mr. Braddy proudly served his country in the United States Navy
. He was employed by the Office of the State Attorney, 15th Judicial Circuit as Executive Director. Mr. Braddy was an avid Gator fan and he loved to travel and visit friends.
He is survived by his children, Anne Dean (Glenn) of Lake Butler, FL and Edward"Brad" Braddy of Gainesville, FL; sisters, Mary Jo Eakin of Fort Lauderdale, FL and Jenelle Haines of Altamonte Springs, FL and five grandchildren, Daphne, Henry, Harrison, Ella and Sophia. He was an affectionate uncle to Holly Eakin Moody, Craig Eakin, Heidi Haines Handley, Brad Haines and their children. He also had many wonderful friends who he loved dearly.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday, August 8, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., in Trinity United Methodist Church, 4000 NW 53rd Avenue, with Rev. David Leonard officiating. Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m., in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, with military honors. The family will receive friends Thursday, August 7, 2014, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., at WILLIAMS-THOMAS FUNERAL HOME DOWNTOWN, 404 North Main Street. In lieu of flowers those who wish may make memorials to
, 2119 SW 16th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608 or Haven Hospice, 4200 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606. Please visit Mr. Braddy's memorial page at
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