Mr. John William Brakefield Sr., 66, passed away Saturday, August 29, 2009, at Piedmont Medical Center. The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Greene Funeral Home Downtown Chapel. Burial will be in Laurelwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Greene Funeral Home Downtown Chapel. Memorials may be made to Hospice & Community Care, P.O. Box 993, Rock Hill, SC 29731. Condolences may be made at www.greenefuneralhome.net.