Wayne Tilman Brackett, Sr., 59, of Brackett Lyles Dr., Morganton, NC died unexpectedly following minor surgery on Saturday, August 2, 2008 in Charlotte, NC. Born September 1, 1948 in Wake County, NC, he was a son of Clyde Harrison Brackett and the late Hazel Lucille Bollinger Brackett. Wayne excelled in Tae Kwon Do, wrestling, gymnastics, golf, hunting, fishing, and all outdoor activities. He loved nature and all of God’s Creation, and he had a special appreciation for his Native American heritage. Mr. Brackett was Chief Financial Officer for Brackett Brothers Corporation and South-East Lumber Corporation which his father started in 1960. He was a devoted and loving husband, son, brother, father, and grandfather. His wife, children and grandchildren were the light of his life.Surviving are his wife, Sheila Marie Johnson Brackett of the home; sons, Wayne Tilman Brackett, Jr and Bryant Christopher Brackett; a daughter, Kristin Marie Brackett Johnson; brothers, Ted Harrison Brackett and Steve Carroll Brackett; a sister, Theresa Brackett Lyles; and grandchildren ( in the order of their birth ), Katelyn, Austin, Kierstin, Paul, Tyler, Conner, Samuel, Madison, and Garrett.The funeral will be held at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 6, 2008 in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home with Elders Tim Sheridan and Michael Dean Brackett officiating. Burial will follow in the Brackett Family Place of Rest. The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial gifts may be made to the Silver Creek Seventh-Day Adventist School, 2187 Jamestown Rd., Morganton, NC 28655 or to the Tri-City Christian Academy of Seventh-Day Adventists, 8000 Clinard Farms Rd., High Point, NC 27265.

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