Smithfield: Obituaries

William Carson "W.C." Braswell

William Carson “W.C.” Braswell, age 75, died late Thursday evening in Johnston Medical Center in Smithfield. Born September 16, 1939 in Johnston County he was a son of the late William Jacob “Willie” and Bessie May Evans Braswell. He was preceded in death by his brother, Charles Braswell, and sister, Carolyn Murray Braswell. W.C. was a member of the Moose and Elks Lodge in Goldsboro and Hephzibah Baptist Church. W.C. loved traveling to the mountains and the beach, watching westerns and war movies, and in his younger years he played the drums with The Flat Tops. W.C.’s biggest passion was farming. He worked 28 years with Automotive Wholesalers in Goldsboro as a sales representative and later went to work at Leggett Myers Tobacco Company as a sales representative until his health declined.

Funeral services will be conducted at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, June 7, 2015 in the chapel of Parrish Funeral Home Rev. Kevin Drake officiating. The family will receive friends from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Sunday just prior to the service. Burial will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Monday in Hephzibah Baptist Church Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Glenda Braswell of the home; daughters, Kimberly Braswell Dunn and husband John of Smithfield, and Sharon Braswell of Arkansas; son, Greg Braswell and wife Valerie of Texas; and grandchildren, Justin Braswell, and Jordan Braswell.

Flowers are appreciated or memorial contributions may be sent to Hephzibah Baptist Church Building Fund, 4633 US Hwy 70 E, Princeton, NC 27569, or, Me Fine Foundation, 5100 US Hwy 70 E, Princeton, NC 27569.

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