Howard Brawdy was born December 29, 1926, in Oklahoma City to Elisha and Dulin (Snider) Brawdy. He completed his journey to Heaven on December 17, 2019, with his loving family at his side. He was 92.
Funeral services are scheduled on Saturday, December 21, at 1:00PM at New Hope Baptist Church West with Pastor Randy Southerland officiating. Interment will be at Resthaven Memorial Gardens. Military honors will be presented by the Stephens County Honor Guard. Arrangements have been entrusted to Whitt Funeral Home.
Howard was a 1945 Capitol Hill High School graduate. He joined the US Navy after high school on August 6, 1945, where he served as a ship’s cook. After receiving a discharge from the Navy, he attended Southwestern University for a short time. He married the love of his life, Grace Joy Degn, on November 24, 1951, in Oklahoma City. To this union, three children – Nancy, Keith, and Rita – were born.
He was employed by Southwestern Bell as a lineman and switchman, retiring in 1985. He became an Oklahoma State University master gardener. Woodworking was a hobby in which he made many projects such as tables and rocking chairs for his children and grandchildren. He loved to fish with Murray Burum and loved to play pinochle. He enjoyed watching Dallas Cowboy football, women’s basketball and softball, and Little League sports. Howard was a charter member of New Hope Baptist Church West.
Howard is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Grace; children: Nancy (Steve) Brown, Keith (Tina) Brawdy; Rita (Mike) Tripp; grandchildren: Ginny (John) Sevier, Alisha Brown, Angela Strode, Brian (Rosh) Schroeder, Laura (Mark) Brady, Elizabeth (Rowdy) Isbill, Alan (Sarah) Brawdy, Heather (Justin) Stephens, Abbie (Terel) McLemore; and 11 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Paul Brawdy, Cecil Pete Brawdy; sister, Mildred Chapman; and granddaughter, Audra Tripp.
Memorial contributions can be made to the New Hope Kitchen Fund to help with funeral dinners.
Online condolences can be made to the family at www.whittfh.com.