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Gary W. Bratton
Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home in Atchison
Atchison, KS

Gary W. Bratton, age 69, passed from this life on August 20, 2021 at his home.

Homegoing services will be on Friday, August 27, 2021 at 2:30 PM at First Christian Church with Rev. Ken Watkins officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the services at the church. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday after 10:00 A.M. to view Gary. Memorial contributions are suggested to New Life Assembly of God Church and may be left in care of Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home with whom care has been entrusted. PLEASE WEAR A MASK TO THE SERVICES.

Gary was born on December 1, 1951, in Atchison, Kansas, the son of Paul Bratton and Winifred (Green) Bratton. He went to Parsons, KS and Topeka, KS for vocational work training.

He began his employment at Jack’s Café for a few years until he began at Atchison Castings, now Bradken, on September 9, 1974, and was a diligent worker in the Custodial Department for forty-three years until his retirement.

He was a faithful member of New Life Assembly of God Church and served as a Sunday School Teacher. Gary was well known for his genuine kindness to others and his drawings that he shared with so many. He gave so much and asked for so little. Every woman was the most beautiful and every relative was his favorite.

He is survived by his siblings, Betty Bratton Cobbs (Cecil), Denver, CO; Shirley Bratton, Riverside, CA; Floyd Bratton (Ruth), Omaha, NE; Patricia Bratton Bates (Steven), St. Paul, MN; Diane Bratton Kirven (Kenneth), Ft. Worth, TX; Gloria Evans (John), Denver, CO; an uncle, Arthur Bratton, Atchison, KS; an aunt, Naomi Hutchinson, Lansing, KS; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Clifford Bratton and Paul Bratton.

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