Mr. John William Brakefield Sr., 66, passed away Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009, at Piedmont Medical Center.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009, at Greene Funeral Home Downtown Chapel, with the Rev. Reggie Hopkins officiating. Burial will be in Laurelwood Cemetery.
A native of Rock Hill, Mr. Brakefield was a son of the late Susie Bell Brakefield. He was retired from B&B Distributors with 35 years of service. He was preceded in death by his sister, Brenda Brakefield McKenzie.
Surviving are his daughter, Avis Brakefield Miller (Frank) of Hays, N.C.; his sons, John W. Brakefield Jr. (Vicky) of Edgemoor, Brad Brakefield and Kyle Brakefield, both of Rock Hill; his sisters, Helen Brakefield Roberts (William) of Rock Hill and Bessie Brakefield McCaston (Willie) of Catawba; five grandchildren, Matt, Daniel, Cory, Brittany and Camille; many nieces and nephews; and his faithful companion, his dog Chewy.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009, at Greene Funeral Home Downtown Chapel, 355 E. White S., Rock Hill.
Memorials may be made to Hospice & Community Care, PO Box 993, Rock Hill, SC 29731.
Condolences may be made at www.greenefuneralhome.net.