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“My sincerest condolences to your family.May the God of all comfort grant you strength and peace during this most difficult time.PD-GA ”
1 of 39 | Posted by: A friend

“May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.Ron and Karen cothran ”
2 of 39 | Posted by: Ron and karen Cothran - Columbia, TN

“We are very sorry for your loss you know you will miss him very much ”
3 of 39 | Posted by: Randy Thurman family - Culleoka, TN

“Deepest Sympathy to family and loved ones. Sending prayers of comfort to get you through this extremely difficult time. ”
4 of 39 | Posted by: Barbara Wilson - Santa Fe, Tn.

“Tony, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending you love and hugs. ”
5 of 39 | Posted by: Misti Boshers - Columbia, TN

“Bobby was a great guy and I'm glad I had the chance to call him a friend. He was humble in all aspects of life. He could absolutely whip me at golf...Read More »
6 of 39 | Posted by: David Meade - Columbia, TN

“So sorry Tony to hear of the loss of your son. He seemed to have been a fine young man who you were very proud of. May you find peace with knowing he...Read More »
7 of 39 | Posted by: Ken Jackson - Columbia, TN

“Sorry to hear that Bobby passed away. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. ”
8 of 39 | Posted by: Sabrina Kempfer - Columbia, TN

“Bobby was one of my very first friends starting in T-ball. He was the best, but he always remained humble. I grew to admire him in many areas, on and...Read More »
9 of 39 | Posted by: Beau Jones - Columbia, TN

“The boys and I are so saddened to hear this news. We have such fond memories of baseball, Bobby and all of you. Please know that you are in our...Read More »
10 of 39 | Posted by: Susan Russell - Columbia - Friend

“My prayers go out to the family. Bobby was one of the finest and humble young men I ever knew. Many wonderful memories of Bobby and my son playing...Read More »
11 of 39 | Posted by: Steven Craft - Gallatin, TN

“Tony, so very sorry for your loss. Even though it's been years since we were friends in school, know I care. Asking God to comfort you now and in...Read More »
12 of 39 | Posted by: Carol Woody Storck Washington, MI

“Sending love, hugs, healing and prayers from GA to you and your family. I watched my brother, Shane Craft and Bobby grow up at the ballfield in...Read More »
13 of 39 | Posted by: Stephanie Reid - Augusta, GA

“Tony,I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your son. I have you and your family in my prayers. Beverly Thompson Graham ”
14 of 39 | Posted by: Beverly Thompson - Graham - TN

“Tony....so sorry to hear of the passing of Bobby. I understand that he fought a tremendous fight with cancer. So sorry that the demon known as cancer...Read More »
15 of 39 | Posted by: Norris Skelley - Cookeville, TN

“I'm so sorry for your loss of Bobby, he was a great young man. He will be missed so much. I love you all. Vickie, please know he is in a better place...Read More »
16 of 39 | Posted by: Sharon Mingledorff - Columbia, TN

“We feel your sorrow and our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. God bless you all.Michael, Donna, Eric, Damien, Aeris, Cady, Khloe ...Read More »
17 of 39 | Posted by: Michael Vanover - Neighbor

“Very sorry for your loss. Will cherish the memories I have of Bobby and my son playing baseball as team mates and playing against each other. ”
18 of 39 | Posted by: Steven Craft - Gallatin, TN

“Bobby was a soft spoken man who cared about everyone. We were honored to be his neighbors. ”
19 of 39 | Posted by: Stacy & Bob Syed - Spring Hill

“Colleen and I cannot be there to comfort you this weekend, due to family travel plans. But our hearts are with you, and we hold you up in our prayers. ”
20 of 39 | Posted by: Michael Deas - Franklin, TN

“Our prayers and thoughts are with you .. So very sorry.. Bobby and Bubba played baseball and golf together .. we really loved him and in our hearts...Read More »
21 of 39 | Posted by: Lisa Cummins - Friend

“Vicki, I am so very sorry for your loss. I can't imaging how difficult this is for you and your family. I will be lifting your family in prayer. ”
22 of 39 | Posted by: Linda Perry-Wilson - Decatur, AL

“Dear Robert, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how you are feeling and all I could do is cry. I always believed that the best place for a child...Read More »
23 of 39 | Posted by: joann cedillo - Friend

“My sincerest condolences. Love you all so very much.Marie Apodaca ”
24 of 39 | Posted by: Marie Apodaca - Family Friend

“Vicki, QPa, Krystle, Sydney, Molly, Suzi, and dear Bratton Family, may God comfort you and guide you through this difficult time. There really are no...Read More »
25 of 39 | Posted by: Marie Apodaca - Colorado Springs, CO

“My thoughts and prayers are with Bobby and family. ”
26 of 39 | Posted by: Jason Karoub - Colorado Springs, CO

“He was always active in the care of Syndey and Molly when they were enrolled in my daycare. A devoted husband and dad ”
27 of 39 | Posted by: Delores Alexander - columbia, TN

“Vicki & Family, We are so sorry about Bobby, you are in our thoughts and prayers.. Bobby was a good Husband, daddy and son-n-law. He will be...Read More »
28 of 39 | Posted by: Danny & Sandra Turner - Family

“My pray is that our Father sends Angels of Comfort and Love to surround all who Love Bobby. L ”
29 of 39 | Posted by: LaDonna Johnson - Columbia, TN

“Krystle, your family remains in our thoughts and prayers. -Jeff ”
30 of 39 | Posted by: Jeff Mize - Knoxville, TN

“Thoughts and prayers are with you Tony and your family. ”
31 of 39 | Posted by: Jean (Sowell) Ogg - Columbia

“Bobby was a wonderful friend, always seen the best in people that made people feel good about themselves. He will truly be missed in all aspects of...Read More »
32 of 39 | Posted by: Garth & Kelley Eledge - TN

“Good dude gone too soon.RIP Bobby ”
33 of 39 | Posted by: Chris McCormack - Lynnville, TN

“Bobby was a longtime classmate. We graduated together in 2004. Bobby always treated others with respect. It was an honor watching him play on the...Read More »
34 of 39 | Posted by: Beth Heier - TN - Classmate

“Your family has been and will continue to be in our prayers. Sincerely, Shelby Park and family ”
35 of 39 | Posted by: Barbara (Shelby) Park - Columbia, TN

“Bobby was a good friend and co-worker. Always had a smile and treated people with kindness. He will be deeply missed. Love and prayers. ”
36 of 39 | Posted by: Tina Blade - Summertown, TN

“Bobby was by far one of the best bosses I've had I repair at GM...I've seen them come an go....never did I expect to see Bobby leave us like this......Read More »
37 of 39 | Posted by: Todd Owens - Cornersville, TN

“Prayers ”
38 of 39 | Posted by: jOANNE PRUITT - COLUMBIA, TN

“May my thoughts and prayers be with The family. Bobby played baseball with my sonRyan and we had many memories built around Columbia American Little...Read More »
39 of 39 | Posted by: Norm Jenks - Columbia Tennessee


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Robert Anthony "Bobby" Bratton, II, age 31, Group Leader for General Motors and resident of Oak Lake Subdivision in Spring Hill, died Monday, October 2, 2017 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center following a courageous battle with cancer.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Brother Terry Lamar officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Friday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

Bobby was born on July 1, 1986 in Columbia, Tennessee and was raised in the Williamsport community. He was a 2004 graduate of Columbia Central High School, attended Motlow Community College, Martin Methodist College, and earned his Bachelor's degree in Management and Human Resources from Trevecca Nazarene University. On June 12, 2010, he married Krystle Turner Bratton. Bobby's pride and joy were his wife and their two daughters, Sydney Blaire Bratton and Molly Kate Bratton. He was a loving and devoted son, husband, father, brother, nephew and friend. Bobby was an accomplished baseball player and played throughout his childhood, high school and college. He will be remembered for his talents and skills as an athlete and for his quiet, calm determination and competitive spirit on and off the field. He was a compassionate leader with a strong work ethic and was committed to his work and colleagues just as he was committed to every aspect of his life. In his spare time he was an avid golfer and enjoyed fishing. Bobby was strong in his faith and most recently attended First Family Baptist Church. A kind-hearted, caring and soft-spoken young man, Bobby dedicated his life to his family and friends. He was loved by many and will be deeply missed.

In addition to his wife Krystle and two daughters Sydney and Molly, he is survived by mother and step-father, Vicki Fly and Quintin Walline of Monument, Colorado; father, Robert Anthony "Tony" Bratton of Columbia; sister, Suzi Bratton Cox of Columbia; grandparents, Bill and Sue Gibson Fly of Williamsport, Paul and Clara Mai Shouse Malugin of Columbia, and Butch Walline of Julesburg, Colorado; mother-in-law, Rebecca Edde (Randall) Woodlee of Bersheba Springs; father-in-law Danny (Sandra) Turner of McMinnville; brother-in-law, Rhett (Leah) Turner of Manchester; sister-in-law, Natalie Turner (Olen) Myhre of Cookeville; aunts and uncles Cindy (Tommy) Hutcherson, Mary Gale (Scott) Snyder, Terri (Boo) Gordon, Tommy (Carissa) Fly, Joy (Wayne) Phillips, Randy (Connie) Bratton, Bethany Malugin Connelly, Jacque (Steve) Collins, and Jeff Walline; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Ross Walline on January 26, 2016; and paternal grandfather, Edward "Eddie" Bratton on October 18, 1967.

Active pallbearers will be Brandon Tuten, Jay Poling, Zack Gray, Ryan Storey, Heath McElroy, William Fly, and Rhett Turner.

Honorary pallbearers include his cousins Glenn Hutcherson, Mark Hutcherson, Rebekah "ReRe" Gordon, Madi Fly, Jenna Fly, Lily Fly, Kristen Benderman, Brandy Norman, Ashley Sisk, Adam Bratton, Chandler Connelly, Trenton Connelly, Samantha Connelly, Ashlind James, and Kelly Bratton; friends Dan and Linda Wood, Shonn and Tiffany Proctor, Bubba Holt, Matt Anderson; former teammates, former coaches, golfing buddies, General Motors co-workers, and Oak Lake neighbors.

Memorials may be made payable to "Edward Jones Investments for the benefit of Sydney and Molly Bratton" at any Columbia Edward Jones location or mail to Edward Jones, Attn: Nick Beck, 1203 Hatcher Lane, Columbia, TN 38401. Memorial donations may also be made to the Rare Cancer Research Foundation (www.rarecancer.org) or the Sarcoma Foundation of America (www.curesarcoma.org). Condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com.

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