EAST EDDINGTON - Raymond K. Bragg, 86, passed away June 10, 2013, at home. He was the 13th child of 16 born to Almariner and Viola Carver Bragg of Clifton.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his siblings, Martha, Robert, Norman, Morris, Oscar, Lloyd, Manley, John, Verna, Marsha and Francis. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, R. Jean Bragg of East Eddington; children, Patricia Rose and husband, Jeff, of Appleton, Ruth Ryder and husband, Skip, of East Eddington, and Danny Bragg and wife, Barbara, of Amherst; special nephew, Gary Everett; many nieces and nephews; special sister-in-law, "Mother Mary," Mary Bragg of Clifton; grandchildren, Karen, Chris, Amanda, Shawn, Jessica, Rosa and Teeonna; stepgrandchildren, Kenny, Pam, Sherry, Tammy and Darlene; and great-grandchildren, Naomi, Jayde, Iris, Jesse and Lindsey.
Raymond served in the U.S. Army during World War II
and worked in the woods most of his life, retiring from R. Leon Williams Lumber Company in Clifton. He served as 1st Lieutenant in the Eddington Fire Department, 1974-1982. A dedicated member of East Eddington Community Church, and he volunteered much of his time at and for the church. He enjoyed his time playing dart ball. He was a dedicated family man playing baseball and basketball with his grandchildren and the neighboring children. He enjoyed staying at his camp, which he built in 1959 on Lower Lead Mountain Pond. He enjoyed the outdoors hunting, fishing and playing horseshoes.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at East Eddington Community Church, Route 9, Eddington, with the Rev. Roger Tracy officiating. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments at East Eddington Community Church, after the service. Interment will be private for the family. Those who wish to remember Raymond in a special way may make gifts in his memory to East Eddington Community Church, P.O. Box 185, Eddington, ME 04428. A service of BrookingsSmith, 133 Center St., Bangor. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com