Robert Elmer Brackley

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  • "Sending love, strength and light to each member of Bob's..."
    - Dean & Lisa Farrar

Robert Elmer Brackley
1938 - 2017
STRONG - Robert Elmer Brackley, 79, passed away on Nov. 29, 2017, at Franklin Memorial Hospital, in Farmington. He was born on Sept. 9, 1938, in Strong, the son of Elmer and Elteene (Dill) Brackley. Bob was educated in the schools of Strong and graduated from Strong High School in the Class of 1956.
On Sept. 19, 1959, he married Kathleen "Kay" Cushman at the Strong Methodist Church.
Over the years, he was self-employed as a dairy farmer, worked at Pratt's Equipment (later Murray's Equipment), and delivered the Lewiston Sun Journal newspaper for 25 years. He was a member of the Strong United Methodist Church. Bob was an avid gardener, which was his passion. He enjoyed working on farm machinery -- especially on the hay balers -- being known to many as the "Baler Man;" and was considered to be one of the best in the state at repairing them. Bob loved his little toy poodle dogs.
Bob is survived by his wife of 58 years, Kay Brackley, of Strong; his daughter, Gayle White and husband Ron, of Milo and Strong; his sons, David Brackley, of Strong; Daniel Brackley and wife Pamela, of Whiteville, N.C.; and Robert Brackley Jr. and wife Susan, of Angier, N.C.; his sister, Virginia Piccirillo and husband Vito, of Shirley, Mass.; 24 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
On Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and a funeral service will begin at 1 p.m., at the Strong United Methodist Church, 8 Church Hill Rd., in Strong, with Rev. Dee Webber officiating. Interment will follow at the Village Cemetery in Strong. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Dan & Scott's Cremation & Funeral Service, 488 Farmington Falls Rd., Farmington.

Donations in Bob's memory
may be made to the
Maine Adaptive Sports
and Recreation
8 Sundance Lane
Newry, ME 04261
maineadaptive.org, or
Strong United Methodist Church Memorial Fund
Attn: Harry Tiffany
P.O. Box 33
Strong, ME 04983



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Dan & Scott's Cremation & Funeral Service
488 Farmington Falls Road
Farmington, ME 04938
207-779-9008
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Published in Central Maine on Dec. 6, 2017