William Franklin Brazelton, Jr.
William Franklin Brazelton, Jr., age 85, died Friday, December 25, 2020, in Fort Worth, Texas. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at Lunn Funeral Home in Olney, Texas with funeral services to follow at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Lunn Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery in Olney, Texas. Tom Plumbley, minister of First Christian Church in Fort Worth, Texas will be officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home of Olney.
William was born on October 15, 1935 in Olney, Texas to the late William Franklin Brazelton, Sr. and Bertha Mae (Brooks) Brazelton. He graduated from Olney High School in 1954 and from Texas Tech University in 1959. He then attended graduate school at Texas Tech and completed his Geology Degree in 1960. William married Pat Cockburn on August 24, 1956 in Olney, Texas. He was a geologist with Union Pacific and retired in 2000. He liked to do woodworking and was an assistant manager for Woodcraft. William was a true artist at woodworking. He also liked to go hunting, fishing, camping and just being outdoors.
William was preceded in death by his parents and four sisters, Lillian Partain, Mary Goodwin, Maxine Smith and Billy Jean Crosthwait.
William is survived by his wife, Pat Brazelton of Lakeside, Texas; one son and daughter-in-law, William F. Brazelton, III and wife Kathleen of Benbrook, Texas; one daughter and son-in-law, Candace Lee Smith and husband Michael of Prosper, Texas; one grandchild, Tessa Ruth Smith of Prosper, Texas; and one great grandson expected in February.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3402 N. 1st, Suite 102, Abilene, Texas 79603.
Condolences to the family may be made at www.lunnfuneralhome.com.