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Shirey "Mike" Braswell

August 2, 1933 ~ November 4, 2020 (age 87)

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     Shirey “Mike” Braswell passed away peacefully November 4, 2020, he was 87 years old. Mike was born August 2, 1933 in Newland NC to his parents Linville & Hettie (Anderson) Braswell.

     He joined the Air Force and served during the Korean War as a medic. Upon returning to the US, he was stationed in Washington State where he met Dorothy Arlene “Nikki” Braswell. They married in 1955 and enjoyed 65 years together.   Mike worked for the City of Dayton Water Treatment Plant for most of his career as the plant supervisor. After retirement, Mike also worked at Christian Life Center in Butler township OH, where he was known and loved by all as “Mr. Mike”.  Mike was an accomplished carpenter, electrician and general tradesmen, having built several homes, additions, garages and barns over his lifetime. He was always willing to help anyone and sincerely lived out his Christian faith his entire life.

     Mike will be missed and remembered by his wife Nikki Braswell, his children and their spouses Dr. David & Rhonda Braswell of Phoenix Arizona, Katherine & Roger Ely of Piqua OH, Karen & Rob Winkle, Major (USAF) retired of Phoenix AZ, Ken & Tracy Braswell of Clayton OH, Steve and Valerie Braswell of West Milton OH; 12 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; his brother David Christopher Braswell & wife Betty of North Wilkesboro NC, brother Jackie Williams & wife Frances of Robbinsville NC, sister Helen Jenkins of Clinton TN, and sister-in-law Faye Williams of Robbinsville, NC. He was preceded in death by his brothers Daniel Braswell and Doug Williams; sisters-in-law Anne Braswell, Peggy Braswell, Mildred Williams and brother-in-law Gary Jenkins.

     A memorial service will be held 6:00 PM Sunday, November 8, at Christian Life Center, 3489 Little York Road, Dayton, Ohio 45414. The family will receive friends from 4:00-6:00 PM Sunday at the church prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care.

     Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at the Lower Yellow Creek Cemetery in Robbinsville, NC. The Reverend Max Turpin will officiate.

     Townson-Smith Funeral Home is honored to serve the Braswell family. An online register is available at and

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November 8, 2020

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Christian Life Center (Little York Road, Dayton, Ohio)

Memorial Service
November 8, 2020

6:00 PM
Christian Life Center (Little York Road, Dayton, Ohio)

Graveside Service
November 10, 2020

2:00 PM
Lower Yellow Creek Cemetery, NC, Robbinsville

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