Donald Bruce Brayton

Born in Detroit, MI on August 12, 1937

Departed on January 29, 2017 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Mr. Donald Bruce Brayton, 79, of Hendersonville, TN passed away at home the evening of Sunday, January 29, 2017. He was born in Michigan to the late L. Fredrick and Flora Brayton. Donald was a graduate of the University of Michigan. Mr. Brayton received a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee Space Institute in Tullahoma. He retired from Arnold Engineering Development Center after over 30 years. He was active in Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, a member of the Knights of Columbus, and a child’s reading tutor. He loved playing cards, square dancing, spending time with his grandchildren and anything to do with sports. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Hnott Brayton; brothers, Tom and Bob Brayton; children, Jennifer (Josh) Baker, Bruce (Pam) Brayton; stepchildren, Linda (Riyad) Alkasem, Deborah Wall; grandchildren, Meghan Brayton, Avery Baker, Anna Arnold, Casey Lamarr, Jack Wall, Jorel Katcher, Kasem Alkasem and Sam Alkasem ; great-granchildren, Cade, Eleanor Grace and Margaret Quinn Lamarr and Kalel and River Katcher.
A Life Celebration service will be held at Our Lady of The Lake Catholic Church, 1729 Stop 30 Rd. Hendersonville, TN at 1 pm on Thursday, February 2, 2017. Visitation will be held on the day of the service from 11 am until the hour of service. Father Eric Fowlkes, celebrant. Pallbearers; Gregg Boles, Josh Baker, Matthew Lamarr, Danny Shelton, Jorel Katcher, Riyad Alkasem. Honorary Pallbearer; Cade Lamarr
In lieu of flower donations may be made to the Knights of Columbus council #9132, 1729 Stop 30 Rd, Hendersonville, TN.

9 Comments to Mr. Donald Bruce Brayton

  1. Keith Wilhoite
    January 30, 2017 9:03 pm

    I am sorry for your loss Jennifer/Josh Baker.

  2. volest
    January 31, 2017 2:13 am

    I could subscribe.

  3. Pat Pack
    January 31, 2017 10:15 am

    So sorry Jennifer and Josh. Your family is in Ginny and my prayers.

  4. Terra Trail
    January 31, 2017 2:45 pm

    We are so very sorry. We will keep you and your family in our pprayers.

  5. Beth Limbaugh
    January 31, 2017 4:53 pm

    Bruce and Meghan. So sorry for your loss Beth Jennings Limbaugh

  6. Sandy Holloway
    January 31, 2017 6:39 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss .
    Harold and Sandy Holloway

  7. Pat Williams
    January 31, 2017 8:52 pm

    Bruce so sorry for your loss! Will be praying for you and your family.

  8. Dennis & Charlotte Witzenburg
    January 31, 2017 11:22 pm

    Evelyn, our hearts hurt for you, Don was such a kind man. I am so glad I got a hug from him Friday, he is now being embraced by God. You and your family will be in our prayers, love and tight hugs

  9. Donna and David Baker
    February 1, 2017 5:58 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Don was a really kind and caring man. He will be deeply missed.

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