James Everett Bragg, 72, of Williamson, passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at Pikeville Medical Center after a courageous two-year battle with colon cancer.
He was born August 5, 1940, in Burnwell, Ky., to the late Ernest K. and Pearlie Yates Bragg.
He was the youngest of 10 children, and was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters.
James was a proud member of the Leckieville Freewill Baptist Church for nearly 48 years. He served as Sunday School teacher for the adult class for over 30 years. He loved to attend church and was known by many for his singing ability. He was retired from A. T. Massey Coal Co., and held several jobs within that organization. He also worked for several other coal-related businesses before becoming disabled. “Paw Paw” was known throughout the area for his love of God and his love of a good conservation.
He is survived by his loving wife, Janet (Brown) Bragg. They had just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on September 28, 2012. He is also survived by one son, James Stephen Bragg and his wife Lisa; one granddaughter, Megan Kathryn Bragg, who was the light of his world; one sister, Ocie Muncy of Chesapeake, Va.; two half-sisters and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 10, at the Leckieville Freewill Baptist Church, Goody, Ky., with Buddy Kendrick officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy, Ky., with Ronnie Maynard, Ronnie Hall, Cameron Joyce, Travis Roberts, Frank Dillon and Robert Brown serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Friday night at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home.
R. E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry, Ky., is in charge of arrangements. Onloine condolences at rerogersfuneralhome.com