Walton Frederick Bratten, age 72, of Clermont passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
Mr. Bratten was born June 24, 1940, in Parsonsburg, Md., to the late William Frederick and Edna Mae Phillips Bratten. He graduated Federalsburg Maryland High School, and he was a veteran of the U.S. Army
. Mr. Bratten was a member of Murrayville Masonic Lodge No. 30, where he served as past Master Mason, and was member of the Shrine. He worked in the poultry industry for 43 years, and a cattle farmer. Mr. Bratten was an avid gardener, apiarist, and above all, a humanitarian with a great sense of humor.
Survivors include his wife, Ruenell Ellis Bratten, Clermont; sons and daughters-in-law, Warren Bratten, Gainesville; Keith Sizemore and Patricia Monteiro, Clermont; daughter, Tana Bratten, Clermont; grandchildren, Cody Bratten, Gainesville; Courtney Brown, Braselton; Molly Sizemore, Aurora, Colo.; sister and brother-in-law, Deborah and Roger Lilly, Gainesville; and many other relatives also survive.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2013, from the chapel of Barrett Funeral Home. The Rev. Ken Anderson and the Rev. Craig Summit will officiate. Interment will follow at Shoal Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, and 3-8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be made the family at barrettfh.com.