Pat Bramlet | 1936-2013

Published Wednesday, January 23, 2013

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Pat Bramlet, 76, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, in North Richland Hills.

Funeral is 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at First Baptist Church in Boyd, with the Rev. Mark Autry officiating. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church.

Pat was born July 15, 1936, to Henry and Ella (Blue) Bramlet in Mingus. He married Ruth Darlene York Aug. 9, 1958, in Graham. Pat joined the U.S. Navy after high school where he attained the rank of Radioman 3rd class. His favorite duty assignment was time spent in Japan.

After he left the Navy, he went to work for American Airlines where he held several jobs over the next 42 years, including baggage handling, ticket agent, wheel shop and maintenance production control. He moved his family from Texas to Chicago, then to Tulsa and back to Texas. Pat loved working for American Airlines, where he created lifelong friendships.

Pat was a Southern Baptist and a member of the First Baptist Church in Boyd. During the 1980’s Pat was a deacon in the church and loved working with the youth group.

He also loved baseball. During his time in Chicago, he was a pitcher on a fast-pitch softball team and continued playing until late in life. He loved the Texas Rangers and supported them through the highs and lows. He was thrilled when the Rangers went to the World Series.

Another love was technology. He loved working on the computer, scanning pictures and organizing them. Pat spent many hours in retirement documenting his family’s life.

Survivors include his loving wife of 54 years, Darlene Bramlet; daughters Debra Lasher and husband, Michael, Tanya Neill and husband, Ronald, Renee Wolfe and husband, Chris, and Melissa Pickett and husband, Normal; grandchildren Elizabeth Neill, Codee and Rhiannon Pickett, Dylan Pickett, Benjamin Wolfe and Marissa Wolfe; other family members and a host of friends.

The family has requested memorials be made to the American Heart Association or the National Kidney Foundation.

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