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Gary Deward Bratcher

September 30, 1948 February 16, 2020
Gary Deward Bratcher
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Gary Deward Bratcher, 71, of Cloverport Kentucky went to meet the Lord on Sunday, February 16, at 7:00 am. He was born in Cloverport to the late Robert Tennison Bratcher and Maxine Parton Bratcher. He attended Frederick Fraize High School where he was a member of the Aces Basketball team and the All-Star Baseball team. After graduation in 1966, he worked at GE until being inducted into the US Army on May 20, 1968. After his active service, he remained in the National Guard Reserves until May 1, 1974. Following his discharge from the service, Gary worked at National Southwire Aluminum for 24 years.
Gary was a faithful member, lay speaker and trustees chairman of the Cloverport United Methodist Church. He served the Cloverport UMC jail ministry for several years and filled in as an interim minister for the Rosetta UMC for a year.
Gary loved his community where many turned to him when they found themselves in need. He served on the Sacajawea Festival Board for 12 years. He served on the Cloverport School Board for 8 years and kept the clock for Cloverport Aces basketball games.
Gary was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He coached his kids in tee ball, played basketball with them in his backyard, and shot pool with them in his basement. Gary always had a basketball needle and a P38 in his pocket.
Besides his parents, Gary was preceded in death by his brother, Billy Bratcher; his brother-in-law, Ray Tindle; and his sisters-in-law, Louise Bratcher and Dorothy Bratcher. He is survived by his wife, Millie Phelps Bratcher; daughters, Tina (Timmy) Turpin, Tammy (Tommy) Vessels and Amanda (Mike) Underwood; 8 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter on the way; brothers Dwain Bratcher and Danny Bratcher; sisters, Carol Clark and Sue Tindle; sister-in-law Carolyn (Bratcher) Brazelton and several nieces, nephews, and many other loved ones.
A celebration of Gary’s life will be 2:00 pm, Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at Cloverport United Methodist Church with Bro. Bobby Stinnett officiating. Burial will follow at Cloverport Cemetery. The family will receive friends and family from 1:00 to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, February 18 at Cloverport Funeral Home and from 10:00 am until service time at 2:00 at Cloverport United Methodist Church.
You may share your thoughts and memories of Gary with the family on our website; www.cloverportfh.com.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

18

Feb

1:00 PM 2/18/2020 1:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 2/18/2020 8:00:00 PM
Cloverport Funeral Home

208 E. Main St.
Cloverport, KY 40111

Cloverport Funeral Home
208 E. Main St. Cloverport 40111 KY
United States

Visitation

Wednesday

19

Feb

10:00 AM 2/19/2020 10:00:00 AM - 2:00 PM 2/19/2020 2:00:00 PM
Cloverport United Methodist Church

801 Elm Street
Cloverport, KY 40111

Cloverport United Methodist Church
801 Elm Street Cloverport 40111 KY
United States

Service

Wednesday

19

Feb

2:00 PM 2/19/2020 2:00:00 PM - 2:45 PM 2/19/2020 2:45:00 PM
Cloverport United Methodist Church

801 Elm Street
Cloverport, KY 40111

Cloverport United Methodist Church
801 Elm Street Cloverport 40111 KY
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Cloverport Cemetery Final Resting Place

Brandenburg Road
Cloverport, KY 40111

Brandenburg Road Cloverport 40111 KY
United States
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