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Melvin "Mickey" Gray Brafford

March 16, 2019

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Melvin “Mickey” Gray Brafford of Goode, age 80, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on March 16, 2019.

Mickey leaves behind to cherish his memory, a loving wife, Sylvia J. Brafford; children, Christine Richardson (Brent), Leigh Doss (Steve), Brenda Hall, Harry Wolfe, Jr. (Debbie), Bruce Alan Wolfe, Vernon Wolfe (Susan), Harvey Wolfe (Sally), Ivan Wolfe (Thuy), Elizabeth “Libby” Rexrode (Tim); 17 granchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Prentice Carrington Brafford and Bertha Allgood Brafford; sister, Linda Sue Brafford.

After completing his technical education, Mickey had a fulfilling career with Verizon as a central office technician. Mickey was a ham radio enthusiast who enjoyed entering contests and attending clubs for ham radio. He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather who will be deeply missed by all that knew him.

A memorial service will be held in honor of Mickey’s life at Oakland United Methodist Church in Goode on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends at Tharp Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, is assisting the family.

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