HARLEM, GA – Mr. Thomas “Tommy” Jefferson Braswell, Sr., 70, passed peacefully on April 13, 2022, with his beloved family by his side. He courageously bore up against an extended illness, fighting to the end. He was born and raised in Burke County but moved to Harlem in 1986. He was a member of the Harlem Masonic Lodge #276. After many years in law enforcement, Tommy went to work for State Farm and retired after 25 years. In retirement, he loved being with family and friends, working on project vehicles, camping, hunting, fishing, watching deer in his yard, and just loving life. He was preceded in death by his parents Robert H. and Lucille Sikes Braswell; a sister, Eugenia Scott; and a brother, Bobby Braswell.
He is survived by his best friend and much-loved wife of 42 years, Joan; three children, Jeff Braswell (Gloria) of Rincon and their children T.J. and E.C., William Braswell (Kelly) of Harlem and their children Natalie and Rylie, and Brandy Gould (Clayton) of Grovetown and their child Sydney; a brother, Johnny Braswell (Cherry) of Waynesboro; a sister, Betty Whitaker (Richard) of North Augusta; and many other relatives.
The family received friends from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 15 at the funeral home. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 16 in the DeLoach-McKerley- Prescott Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Magnolia Cemetery.
Remembrances may be made to The Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University Medical Center.
DeLoach-McKerley-Prescott Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 220 East 6th Street, Waynesboro, GA 30830 (706- 554-3531)
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