79 year old Joe Bratcher, Sr. of McMinnville died Saturday at River Park Hospital in McMinnville. He was a retired machine operator and a Methodist. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Kenneth W. Kirby will officiate and burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Noah and Entha Gilbert Bratcher; two sons-in-law, Klause Clark and Dorris Vaughn; four grandchildren; three brothers, James Bratcher, Robert Bratcher, Sr., and John Bratcher, Sr. Survivors include five daughters, Louise and her husband James Wrisner of Manchester, Joe Evelyn Vaughn and Darlene and her husband Roger Vaughn all of McMinnville, Anita and her husband Carl Smith of Oklahoma, and Debbie Allender of Ohio. Four sons, Donnie and his wife Patricia Bratcher of Smithville, Terry and his wife Pam Bratcher, and Bruce Bratcher all of Ohio, Joseph and his wife Nancy Bratcher of McMinnville. Twenty two grandchildren, twenty eight great grandchildren. One sister, Dorothy Gribble of Manchester. Two brothers, Woodrow Bratcher of McMinnville and Hollis Bratcher of Antioch. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Joe Bratcher, Sr.
Sep 10 2006