William Richard "Ricky" Braswell



William Richard "Ricky" Braswell, age 61, of Teachey left this earthly life for his eternal home on Wednesday, August 8, 2018.

He was born on June 16, 1957 in Johnston County and was the son of William H. and Annie Brewer Braswell.

Ricky worked numerous years at Guildford East as an electrician. He was a member of Wallace Church of God.

Surviving to cherish his memory is his best friend and wife of 42 years, Joyce Jones Braswell; his sons, William Richard Braswell, Jr. and wife, Jessica of Raleigh and Jonathan Gardner Braswell and wife, Stacey of Kingsport, TN; grandchildren, Dax Carter Braswell and Piper Grace Braswell; brother, Anthony Harold Braswell and wife, Mary Ann of Raleigh; sisters, Sheila Gay Nunnery and husband, Tony of White Lake, Janet Renee Parks and husband, Gary of Greenville and Cathy Ann Ange and husband, DeWayne of Ange Town and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends that loved Ricky dearly.

Ricky was a devoted husband and caring father, grandfather and brother. He found great joy in the simplest things, but his greatest joy was spending time with his family. His grandchildren were the light of his life and he enjoyed every minute he was with them. Ricky was very proud of Rick and Jonathan and the men they have become. With a love for his Lord, he was ready to meet Him face to face. Ricky will surely be missed but his family is grateful to God that he is no longer in pain and is alive more today than ever before with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Dobson Chapel Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 1473 NC-50, Magnolia, NC 28453.

Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Wallace. 910-285-4005