Worth E. Bragg
July 21, 1930 - July 24, 2014
Worth E. Bragg, age 84 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the La Plata Nursing Home.
Born July 21, 1930 in La Plata, Missouri, he was the son of Douglas Grant and Hazel Evelyn (Allison) Bragg. On May 4, 1959 in Ottawa, Illinois he married Patricia A. Shear who survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Carole Ann Kreider and husband Jim of Vero Beach, Florida, Mary Elizabeth Sargent and husband Kendall of Carthage, Illinois, and Sally Jo Swank of Carthage, Illinois; one son, Thomas Alan Bragg of Carthage, Illinois; four grandchildren, Kenneth Edward Sargent, Sara Elizabeth Brooks and husband Tim, Steven Railey Sargent, and Heather Marie Swank; one great granddaughter, Bailey Elizabeth Brooks; one brother, John A. Bragg and wife Carolyn of O’Fallon, Missouri; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
His parents and one son-in-law, Gary Swank preceded him in death.
Worth was a 1948 graduate of La Plata High School. He served in the United States Army from 1951 to 1953. He was employed for 36 years at General Motors in Willow Springs, Illinois before moving back to La Plata in 1995. He was a member of the La Plata American Legion Post #282 and Community Presbyterian Church.
Worth enjoyed reading, watching television, gardening, farming, helping neighbors, and spending time with his family, especially his great granddaughter Bailey.
Graveside services with military honors will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014 in the La Plata Cemetery. Officiating will be Rev. John Becker.
Memorials in memory of Worth E. Bragg may be made to La Plata Community Presbyterian Church or Hospice Compassus. They may be sent to or left at Travis Funeral Chapel, 125 S. Church St., La Plata, MO 63549.