Welburn Brawley (1924-2013)

Welburn “Jug” Brawley, 88, of Fayette, died Monday afternoon, July 1, 2013, at Genesis Healthcare – Bryan Center in Bryan, OH. He was born August 13, 1924, in Burlington, OH, to the late Samuel Welburn and Eva (Rupp) Brawley. He married Jane L. Ford on April 21, 1946, in Fayette, and she survives.

Jug was a life-long resident of the Fayette area and graduated from Gorham Fayette High School. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army from 1944 – 1946, and fought in the Battle of the Bulge where he earned a Purple Heart Medal. He farmed for the majority of his life, and also delivered and applied lime for many area farmers, and later hauled stone for the Fulton County Road Commission.

Jug served as a Gorham Township Trustee for several terms, and was a member of the Fayette American Legion. He enjoyed gardening and taking care of his farm. He and Jane attended the Fayette Christian Church-Disciples in Fayette.

Surviving Jug in addition to his wife, Jane, are a son, Judd (Evangelina) Brawley of Archbold, OH; a daughter, Janis (Tom) Morr of Bryan; sister, Mildred Stoner of Coldwater, MI; three grandchildren, Tamara (Paul) Miller, Jim (Terri) Morr, and Andy (Laura) Morr; five great-grandchildren, Ian, Evan, Alex, Margo, and Tara; and a great-grandson on-the-way, Mason.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Earl Brawley, and a great-grandson at birth, Weston Morr.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may consider memorial donations in honor of Jug to the Fayette Christian Church-Disciples or the Gorham-Fayette Fire Department.

Friends can share condolences and memories with the family at www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.

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