BRACEY, JR., Manous R. Born on February 25, 1919 in Nashville, TN, the son of the late Manous R. and Lenora Bernard Bracey. Passed away on Sunday, December 13, 2009. Mr. Bracey was preceded in death by his wife of forty-eight years, Meridee Bracey; brother, William Marshall Bracey and sister, Mrs. Evelyn B. Wallis. Mr. Bracey is survived by his wife, Fakie Bracey; children, Meridy (Joe) Hunt, Manous (Buddy) Bracey III; three step-children, Susan Frary, Joe Jackson, Larry (Sue) Jackson; five grandchildren; three step grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and four step great grandchildren. Mr. Bracey and his brother owned Martin Bracey Welch Funeral Home for over 48 years. Mr. Bracey was the oldest living Past President of the TN Funeral Directors Association (1956-1957). Mr. Bracey graduated from the Duncan Preparatory School and the Army Officers Candidate School. He was a member of the Corinthian Lodge #414, Scottish Rite Mason, and past president of the Civitan Club. Serving as Pallbearers will be his grandsons. Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be TN Funeral Directors and Joe Eckert. Funeral service will be conducted one o'clock in the afternoon on Wednesday, December sixteenth, 2009 at Brentwood-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home, by Rev. Tommy Jobe. Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from two o'clock till four o'clock and from six o'clock till eight o'clock the evening of Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at BRENTWOOD ROESCH-PATTON FUNERAL HOME, 9010 Church Street East, Brentwood, TN 37027; (615) 373-3040.
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Published in The Tennessean on Dec. 15, 2009