Joseph Harrison Bragg, Jr.
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Shreveport, LA- Joseph Harrison Bragg, Jr., 74, passed away on October 12, 2013 of natural causes.
The funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church at 522 E. Flournoy Lucas Rd in Shreveport. Deacon Homer Tucker of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church will be officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. A rosary will be held at 6 PM on Tuesday October 15. Burial will follow the funeral at Forest Park Cemetery West. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Rose-Neath Funeral Home.
Joseph was born in Baltimore on November 2, 1938. He graduated from Dundalk High School in Dundalk, Maryland. Joseph was married to Mary Jo-Ann Pedrick on June 20, 1959. They were married 54 years. Joseph retired as an Environmental Engineer from General Motors where he gave 48 years of service. He enjoyed watching NASCAR and his beloved Dallas Cowboys. A descendant of General Braxton Bragg, Joseph was also actively involved in the Sons of Confederate Veterans serving as 1st Lieutenant Commander in the Lt. General Richard Taylor Camp #1308.
Joseph is survived by his wife, Mary Jo; five sons, Joseph III, Jeffery, Jamie, Jonathan and Jasen; grandchildren, Jeffery Jr, Gregory, Jamie Jr, Kayla and Alyse; brothers and sisters, Karen Forney, Sharon and Bill Hamm and Charles Pedrick; and many other family and friends.
Joseph is preceded in death by his mother, Pearl Baylor; father, Joseph H. Bragg, Sr.; and father-in-law, Charles Pedrick.
Honoring Joseph Bragg as pallbearers will be Jim Hodge, Ben Head, David Hill, Paul Gramling, Chuck McMichael, Wilbur Snellings, Johnny Long, and Bobby Hearing. Honorary Pallbearers will be Winston Cunningham, Roderick Foppe, Jerry Pearson, Alton Louis Branch and Bill Johnston.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be sent to the Sons of Confederate Veterans. The family of Joseph Bragg wishes to thank the many friends and family members who provided comfort and support during this difficult time.
Rose Neath Funeral Homes Inc. - Southside Chapel
2500 Southside Drive
Shreveport, LA 71118
Published in Shreveport Times from Oct. 14 to Oct. 16, 2013