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Earl S. Bracey, Sr.

Earl S. Bracey, Sr., of Greenville, passed away Oct. 29, 2017 in Dillwyn. He was born Feb. 25, 1927 in Chateauguay, New York. He was a World War II veteran and in 1947 joined the volunteer fire department in Simsbury Connecticut and later the Winsted, Connecticut and Dillwyn departments.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years Esther Passini Bracey; son, Earl “Sam” Bracey, Jr. (Debbie) daughter, Esther Marlana Angell (Eric); brother, Bob Bracey; sister Beatrice Bracey; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great, great-grandchild and other beloved family and friends.

He was preceded in death by a son, Elliott Bracey.

Funeral services will be held, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Dillwyn Fire Department. The family will receive friends following the service. Interment will be in the Forest View Cemetery, Winsted, Connecticut . Memorial contributions may be made to the Dillwyn Volunteer Fire Department, P. O. Box 276, Dillwyn, VA 23936. Dunkum Funeral Home is serving the family.