Ralph Morrison Brawley III
September 24, 1939 - July 10, 2021
Ralph Morrison Brawley III, 81, of Mooresville, passed away Saturday, July 10, 2021.
He was born Sept. 24, 1939, in Mooresville, to the late Nellie Brawley Wrenn and the late Ralph Brawley Jr.
Mr. Brawley proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. Ralph loved to go to the beach and his house in Southport. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing. His real passion, however, was in shaping metal. He owned Coach Craft, Inc., for over 30 years where he restored rare and classic cars, specializing in Porsches. He was very instrumental in the design of several safety features of NASCAR. His hands and his mind were genius beyond description when dealing with automobiles and metal.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Melissa Craven Brawley.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Combs Brawley; children, Ralph Morrison "Morrie" Brawley IV, and Bess Broyhill (Rob); stepchildren, Endia Plunkett (Andrew) and Zack Mitchell; grandchildren, Clayton Morrison Broyhill and Melissa Grace Broyhill; stepgrandchilren, Andreas Plunkett and Navarro Plunkett; sister, Sherry Alexander (Donnie); niece, Leslie Peters (Cory) and children, Cade and Remy Kate Peters; nephew, Benjy Alexander; and very special friend, Bobby Connor.
A visitation was scheduled for Tuesday, July 13, in the Heritage House at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, from 2 to 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105.
Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresvillewww.cavin-cook.com
Published by Mooresville Tribune on Jul. 14, 2021.