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Theodore “Ted” Roosevelt Braswell, Jr., 89

Theodore “Ted” Roosevelt Braswell, Jr., 89

Theodore “Ted” Roosevelt Braswell, Jr., 89, of Hendersonville, NC formerly of Marion, NC, went to be with his precious Lord on January 21, 2016. Ted was an awesome father and grandfather who has left to cherish his memory, daughters Deborah Skrady, Donna Teems, Sharon Smith, son-in-law Gary Smith, grandchildren Heather Sullivan and Jonathan Smith, and four great-grandchildren.

Ted was born July 11, 1926 and raised in Mitchell County, NC. He served his country in WWII as a U.S. Navy encryptor in Hawaii and attended Appalachian State Teachers College where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree. He then relocated to McDowell County where he coached girls’ basketball and taught for 30 years at North Cove High School and West McDowell Junior High School, and taught Adult Basic Education at McDowell Tech for many years.

A kind-hearted person with a spirit of giving and serving others, Ted devoted himself to serving his Lord as a Sunday School teacher at North Cove Baptist Church, a volunteer for the North Cove/Woodlawn routes of Meals on Wheels for ten years, an active member of the Mount Mitchell Oasis Shiners, and an active member of the Mystic Tie Lodge #237 for 68 years.

Committal services will be held in the Chapel of the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain, NC on January 25, 2016. A Celebration of Life service will be held at Spring Arbor of Hendersonville, NC.

Memorials can be made to The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) serving the Carolinas Division: NKF Serving the Southeast, 4701 Hedgemore Drive, Suite 810, Charlotte, NC 28208; Spring Arbor of Hendersonville c/o Activity Director Daphne Neal, 1820 Pisgah Drive, Hendersonville, NC 28791; Salvation Army 239 3rd Avenue East, Hendersonville, NC 28792.

Jackson Funeral Service of Hendersonville, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.