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Walter Bratcher

March 13, 1933 ~ August 24, 2020 (age 87)


Walter Lee Bratcher, 87, of Flemingsburg, went to be with the Lord on  Monday, August 24, 2020, at the Maysville Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Born in Ohio County, Kentucky on March 13, 1933, he was the son of the late Courtney Bratcher and the late Mary Huff Bratcher.

For 45 years Walter worked in Kentucky and Indiana as a Heavy Equipment Operator for the Local 181 Operator Engineers.  He was also an evangelist in Western and Northern Kentucky. Walter and his wife were known in the community for helping people. 

Walter is survived by his wife of 66 years, Cleo Preston Bratcher; his daughter, Paula (husband Martin) Lutz; his son, Kerry Bratcher; his grandchildren, Jamie (Monica) Lutz, Christy (Bryan) Manning, Sheldon Bratcher, Preston Bratcher, Scottie Bratcher, Jr., and Courtney Bratcher; along with his great grandchildren, Carter, Kenley, Reagan, Landen, Zoe, Adam, Jackson, Hayze and Nolan (on the way).  Walter is also survived by his sister, Jean (husband Rev. Tommy) Edwards of Marion, Indiana.  Along with several nieces and nephews, Walter was a surrogate father to Rocky, Lavanna, Shelly, Gary, Nowanda, Tony, Doug, Jenny, Kenny, Timmy, Chris, Cindy, Carolyn, Debbie, Lisha, Larry Pam, Ova, and Ann.

In addition to his parents, Walter was preceded in death by his son, Scottie Bratcher; his brother, Rev. George Bratcher; and his sister-in-law, Ardella Bratcher.

Graveside service for Walter will begin at 12 noon on Thursday, August 27, 2020, at Fleming County Cemetery.  Bro. David Hickerson, Bro. Terry Moore, and Rev. Gaylord Gillespie will be officiating. 

In place of flowers, please consider a contribution in memory of Walter to the Cullen Stanfield Memorial Scholarship Fund  (Attn: John Sims, Peoples Bank, 106 South Main Cross, Flemingsburg, KY 41041). 

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Graveside Service
August 27, 2020

12:00 PM
Fleming County Cemetery, Flemingsburg, Kentucky

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