Jack G. Brasket died peacefully on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at the Tennessee State Veterans’ Home, with his loving wife Linda by his side, at the age of 77.
He was born on December 8, 1945, the younger son of the late Clyde E. and Norma Jane Stillwell Brasket. He grew up in and around Willits, CA with his older brother Clyde Brasket. His mother passed away when he was just a boy, and he was cared for by Edna Love Ohler, where he gained a foster sister, Nancy Golightly. After high school, he joined the United States Army, where he was awarded a Purple Heart for his service and his sacrifice during the Vietnam War.
After his recovery, he started a family and became a father to two daughters, Lisa and Traci. He was employed with Hewlett-Packard in California at the time. In 1983, he married Linda and gained another daughter, Shani. After living in California for 2 years, he moved to Tennessee and worked at Volunteer Circuits, Inc. in Bells for ten years. He rounded out his employment years as an assembler at Toys R Us in Jackson.
As a member of Bible Grove Baptist Church, Jack had many friends that helped him grow in his relationship with God. Jack was known for his love of cooking, especially for a crowd and RV camping. He would spend many days at their Willow Oaks Campground in Decaturville, TN enjoying the “easy” life.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Clyde and daughter, Traci.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Brasket of Jackson, TN; his daughters, Shani Ruffell and husband Jeremy of Jackson, TN and Lisa Steele and husband Will of Santa Rosa, CA; a foster Sister, Nancy Golightly of CA; and four grandchildren, Seth and Mark Ruffell and William and Mason Steele. He was proud to be a great grandfather to Aurora Steele.
He also leaves to cherish his memory a host of family members: Dick and Sherry Graves and their 3 children, Stephanie Gourley and Justin, Tra Graves and Jennifer, Chad Graves and Donna; Rosemary Cleek and her son, Ryan Cleek; Bobby and Teresa Clanton and their 3 children, Art Clanton, Randy Clanton, and Michelle Rogers and Jeff; Sandra Graves (deceased) and her 2 children, Cassandra Edmaiston and Jimmy and Jennifer and Todd Lowrance. Numerous great nieces and nephews also survive.
Jack was loved by many and will always remain dear in our hearts.
Jack lived at the Tennessee State Veterans’ home for the last 15 months. He gained a new pride on his status of veteran as well as many new friends. We are so thankful for the nurses and caretakers there that give respect and pride to our veterans and let them live out their days with dignity. The family is requesting, that memorial contributions be directed to the West Tennessee Veterans Coalition, P.O. Box 11342, Jackson, TN 38308.
The family will be receiving friends and family on Sunday, March 5, 2023, beginning at 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Arrington Funeral Directors.
A graveside service for Jack will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 6, 2023, at the West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery at Parkers Crossroads with Rev. John Hadley officiating.
Arrington Funeral Directors, 148 W University Parkway, Jackson, Tennessee 38305