William Oscar (Bill) Bragg

September 13, 1933 ~ April 29, 2019 (age 85)

William Oscar (Bill) Bragg


Funeral services will be at 1:00 pm Friday May 3, 2019 at Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Chapel for William Oscar (Bill) Bragg, age 85, of Gadsden, Alabama who passed away on Monday April 29, 2019.  Reverend’s Nelson Childress and Nathan Glenn will officiate.  Burial will follow at Crestwood Cemetery.  Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Funeral Home and Cemetery is in charge of services.


Bill was the Etowah County Coroner for 20 years.  He was with the Etowah County Rescue Squad for 50 years where he received a 20 year plaque in 1989.  He was a member of Dwight Lodge #550 F & AM and was also a member of the Elk Lodge.  He attended Noccalula Church of God and helped establish the Gadsden Fire Department first paramedic unit.


He is preceded in death by his mother and father: James Oscar and Willie Mae Bragg; brothers: Harold, Jimmy, and Lanny; sister: Betty Joyce Gossett.


He is survived by his wife of 65 years: Frances Annette Bragg; son: David Scott Bragg; daughter: Dana Bragg (Craig) Cannon; grandchildren: Rhiannon Bragg, Ian (Sara) Bragg, Haleigh (Justin) Geier, Hannah Cannon, Amy Bragg, Holliann Cannon and Hayden Cannon; great granddaughter: Scarlett Marie; sisters: Martha Slaton and Carolyn (Burl) Nance; numerous nieces and nephews and pet companion and best friend Opie.


Pallbearers will be Ian Bragg, Justin Geier Austin Waits, David Kelton, Ralph Cannon, and Craig Cannon.


Special thanks to Alacare Home Health/Hospice, GRMC 9th floor Staff, Dr. Castillo, Dr. Oguntuyo, Dr. Harrison, Joe, Jonathon, and Josh Horton, Les Overstreet, Stewart and Kelly Burns.


The family will receive friends Friday at the funeral home from 11 to 1 pm.


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