James Franklin "Jimbo" Brackett, 70, of Kingston, passed away Friday, June 6, 2014, in Roane Medical Center.
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He was born Jan. 27, 1944, in Harriman and was a lifelong resident of Roane County. He was of the Baptist faith. Jimbo loved his family unconditionally and enjoyed every minute spent with them. He was a retired carpenter. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Jo Wallace Brackett; parents, Franklin Eugene and Dorothy Sarah Ward Brackett; brothers, Gene, John and Calvin Brackett; and sisters, Mable Smith, Margaret Wallace and Lennis Sams.
Survivors include soulmate for 15 years, Betty Thomas Smith, Kingston; children, James Alan Brackett, Kingston, Jerry Brackett and wife ShawnMarie, Kingston, Roger Lynn Smith and wife Wendy, Kingston, and Eddie Smith, Kingston; sisters, Mary Brackett, Kingston, Maude Greene, Winston-Salem, N.C., and Susie Klipa and husband Don, Nashville; brother-in-law, Johnny Wallace, Rockwood; sister-in-law, Pauline Scarbrough, Kingston; special buddy, Josh; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a host of extended family and friends.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 9, in Fraker Funeral Home, Kingston, with funeral service following at 8 p.m. in the chapel, with the Rev. Larry Bolden and the Rev. Johnny Ward officiating. Graveside service was at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Calvary-Hazelwood Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Daniel Brackett, Gabe Richards, Tony Brackett, Paul Collier, Roger and Eddie Smith. An online register book can be signed at www.FrakerFuneralHome.net.
Fraker Funeral Home
1445 Kingston Highway
Kingston, TN 37763
Published in Roane County News from June 10 to June 11, 2014