Mr. Charles L. “Verne” Braswell

Mr. Charles L. “Verne” Braswell, 66, of Bethpage, TN passed away Friday, January 17, 2020 at his home in Bethpage, TN. Braswell was born September 29, 1953 in Lebanon, TN the son of the late Chorlis “Tutie” and Mary Elizabeth “Bett” Braswell.


Mr. Braswell is survived by his wife of 24 years, Gail Graves Braswell; son, Shawn Laverne Braswell of Westmoreland, TN; daughter, Angie Braswell Clark of Gallatin, TN; two step-sons, Jacob Caldwell (Heather) of Westmoreland, TN and Jeremy Caldwell of Bethpage, TN; brother, Darrell Braswell (Linda) of Meadvale, TX; sister, Linda McMurtry (Jackie) of White House, TN; five grandchildren; Alexis Allen (Britt), Alyssa Clark, Amia Caldwell, Hollis Caldwell and Fletcher Caldwell; great-granddaughter, Adalyn Allen; two unborn great-grandchildren; and a host of sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.


Along with his parents, Charles was preceded in death by a brother, William “Rudy” Braswell.


Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, January 20, 2020 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Portland, TN with Darrell Braswell and Robert Gilman officiating. Burial will follow at Providence Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until service time Monday at Gilbert Funeral Home.


Pallbearers will be: Jerry Searcy, David Hammock, Dicy Bradley, Donny Ray, Pete Troutt, Lanny “Fuzzy” Williams and David Thurman. Honorary pallbearers will be: Joe Pearson, Johnny Pearson, Jerry Hammock, Gary Ray, Ricky Brown, Thomas Braswell, Brian Gregory and Anthony Braswell.


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