James C. "Jim" Bracken

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James C.
"Jim" Bracken
age 88, a Folsam Road N.W., Carrollton, Ohio resident, passed away late Sunday afternoon, March 7, 2010 in his home following a lengthy illness.
He retired in 1971 from the Timken Company at Canton after 30 years of service, and then became part owner of North Canton Drain and Sewer for 15 years.
He was born Nov. 19, 1921, in Brackenridge, Pa. and was the son of the late Frank R. and Helen E. Pearson Bracken.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Janice I. Powell.
He was a member of the Dellroy Christ Community Church. He was an enthusiastic sports fan and enjoyed watching and feeding the wildlife at his home "Standing Rock" in Carrollton. He was a 32nd degree Mason, being a member of the Fidelity Lodge at Canton, Ohio, and was a member of the Dellroy I.O.O.F. Lodge #706. He faithfully served his country as a World War II Army veteran, having participated in campaigns in the European Theatre. Jim loved to play his guitar and sing, and had once been a member of the "Carroll County Gang" musical group. He enjoyed bowling, and had participated in bowling leagues in both Dellroy and Canton. He was also an occasional golfer. A member of the Carroll County Humane Society, he was extremely fond of his pet dogs and cats. And, among his other hobbies and activities, Jim also enjoyed gardening.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn J. Mishler Bracken whom he married April 27, 1947; his three children, James E. (Cynthia) Bracken of Dover, Ohio, Mrs. Jim (Carla J.) Martin of East Canton, Ohio, and Mrs. William (Kristina K.) Lee of Louisville, Ohio; his seven grandchildren, Mrs. John (Michelle S.) Riddle, Holly J. Bracken, Todd J. Bracken, Brian J. Martin, Jamie L. Whaley, Kevin J. Martin, and William C. Lee; and his six great-grandchildren, Marisa Whaley, Alexandria and Benjamin Martin, Bodie and Peyton Riddle, and Malaina Martin; he is also survived by a brother, John "Jack" (Evelyn) Bracken of East Canton; and three sisters, Mrs. Norma Karcher of Orange City, Fla., Mrs. Shirley Pritchard of Canton, and Mrs. Jim (Joanne) Lindimore of Orange City, Fla.
To honor Jim's wishes, he will be cremated and a Memorial Service celebrating his life will be conducted at Noon on Friday, March 12, 2010 in the Dellroy Christ Community Church located at 20 East Main Street, Dellroy, Ohio with Rev. Rick Chappell officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Aultman Hospice, 2821 Woodlawn N.W., Canton, Ohio 44708. The Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home at Sherrodsville is handling arrangements. To leave an online condolence message, please visit the funeral home website. Jim's family would like to extend a special Thank You for the compassionate care received from the staff of Aultman Hospice and Aultman Home Healthcare.
Baxter-Gardner
(740) 269-9225
www.baxtergardner.com


Published in The Repository on Mar. 10, 2010