In Loving

Rexford Townsend Bragaw III

Mar 24, 1948Aug 18, 2018

Memorial Service


Virginia Veterans Cemetery at Amelia


Mon, August 27, 2018


3 : 00 PM – 8 : 00 AM

Obituary message

Rexford Townsend Bragaw III, retired Army Lieutenant Colonel, 70, Midlothian, VA, passed away August 18, 2018.

A memorial service is planned for Monday, August 27, 2018, 3:00pm, Virginia Veterans Cemetery, 10300 Pridesville Rd, Amelia Court House, VA 23002. Chaplain Erin Burnette will officiate.
Rex was born March 24, 1948 in Rocky Hill, CT to Rexford Townsend II and Marie Berthe (Levesque) Bragaw. He graduated from Kenston High School,1966 Kent State, OH,1970 and the University of Cincinnati Law School 1973. Rex served as a lawyer in the US Army until his retirement in 1994. He served in the 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, TX, the Judge Advocate General, Fort Lee, VA (2 tours) and DoD at the Pentagon. After his retirement from the US Army, he worked as a civilian instructor in Logistic Contracting, retiring in 2009. Rex is survived by his loving wife Judy Ann (Powell); daughter Angela Bragaw Hamer (Jonathon), daughter Amy Rebecca Bragaw, son Bradford Townsend Bragaw (Brandi), and daughter Erin Rose Bell (Jesse); mother of his children Patricia Lee Bragaw and eight grandchildren; sisters Bonnie Kasik (Rich), Pam Bolda (Tom), Alice Rehm (Carl), and brother-in-law Nelson O’Donnell; step-daughter Sarah Elkins (David) and her two children; bonus grandchildren Tyler and Zoe Fallon. He was preceded in death by parents, Rexford and Marie and sister Debbie O’Donnell. A special thank you to James River Hospice for their loving care and support. Rex enjoyed spending time on the water whether it be sailing or cruising. We will always carry the memory of you in our hearts.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to James River Home Health, 9100 Arboretum Pkwy., Ste. 290, N. Chesterfield, VA 23236 or American Cancer Society of Virginia, 4240 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, VA 23060.

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