Alan L. Braden, 67, of Galion, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 at Hospice House of North Central Ohio in Ashland after an extended battle with cancer.
Born Aug. 27, 1945 in Galion, he was the son of the late Horace A. and Roberta M. (Black) Braden. He married Joyce (Atkinson) Braden on July 16, 1969 who survives.
Alan was a graduate of Iberia High School in 1963and served in the United States Navy during Vietnam.
He loved farming and spending time with his great-grandson and caregiver, Dameon Steele. He was a volunteer fireman with Iberia Fire Department and a member of American Legion Scarbrough Post 243 in Galion. He was a dairy farmer having grown up on a farm in Morrow County. He later moved to Galion and worked at numerous places, lastly at Hebco in Bucyrus as a machinist.
In addition to his wife he is survived by five daughters and two sons-in-law, Vicki Hawk, Terri Gale and fiancé, Terry Tupps and Tonya and Haven Shenefield, all of Galion, Trudi and Scott Owens and Michelle Borders and Kevin Rinehart, all of Broken Arrow, Okla.; 10 grandchildren, Jason Crockett, Chad Steele, James Crockett, Kristi Borders, Ashley Borders, Casey Shenefield, Whitley Willis, Laura Hawk, Samantha Campbell and Wade Hawk; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Bob Lacomb-Williams of Tampa, Fla.; a niece, Marie Black and a nephew, Patrick Lacomb.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at Iberia Presbyterian Church with Rev. Marion T. Redding officiating. Military honors will be conducted at the church by the United States Navy. Funeral arrangements are in the care of Richardson-Davis Funeral Home in Galion.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of North Central Ohio, 1050 Dauch Drive, Ashland, OH 44805.
An online obituary and guest registry are available at www.richardsondavis.com.
Published in The Galion Inquirer on Dec. 11, 2012