Frank Dennis "Dean" Braxton, 80, of Orangeburg, S.C. passed away early morning on Thursday, February 7, 2019.
A graveside service will be held at 12:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Memorial Park Cemetery in Orangeburg, S.C. Dr. Robert Walker will be officiating.
A visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 P.M. on Friday, February 8, 2019 at Thompson Funeral Home, Inc.
Pallbearers will be Cody Braxton, Justin Jennings, Ben Headden, Brad Morton, Logan Evans and Brent Ridgway.
Mr. Braxton was born on December 11, 1938 in Union, S.C. He was the son of the late Frank Braxton and the late Carrie Braxton. He was predeceased by the love of his life, his wife of 49 years, Patsy Ruth Griffin Braxton; brothers, Maurice Brock, Jerry W. Braxton, Sr.; sisters, Nancy Browning, Sandy F. Childers, Susan E. Harris; granddaughter, Michaela J. Johnston; and his great-granddaughter, Chloe Grace Crider.
He is survived by six daughters, Donna B. Milikin (Andrew) of Columbia, S.C., Denise B. Spires (Michael) of Cope, S.C., Stephanie "Renay" B. Evans (Robbie) of Cope, S.C., Kimberly B. Johnston (Michael) of Cope, S.C., Melissa Fields of Orangeburg, S.C., Karen B. Moore (Steve) of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; brothers, Thomas D. Braxton (Pat) of Greenville, TN, Bruce L. Braxton (Beverly) of Union, S.C.; sister, Mary B. Odell of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; thirteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Mr. Braxton enjoyed bowling, Disney movies and tinkering. He was a retired Tool and Die mechanic. He worked at Utica Tool, Wilbert Plastics and Triangle Allstar Bowling Lanes in Orangeburg.
Friends may call at the residence of Denise and Michael Spires, 139 Brentnlaw Lane, Cope.
Memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House at 81 Gadsden St, Charleston, SC 29401.