Funeral for Rev. Arnold Bracken, 84, of Trinity will be Thursday, January 30, 2020, at Parkway Funeral Home, at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Ronald Manley and Rev. George Whitten officiating. Burial will be in Moulton Memory Gardens. Visitation will be two hours before the service at the funeral home. Rev. Bracken, who died Monday, January 27, 2020, at Decatur Morgan Hospital, was born, March 6, 1935, to John and Bertie Bracken. He was a member of Mount View Baptist Church. From 1974 - 2014, he pastored four churches and was interim on four other occasions. Twenty-seven of the forty years he filled the pulpit was done while working full-time at Monsanto. Along with being a pastor, he also participated in home and foreign missions. Rev. Bracken was a true example of someone that showed God’s love by the way he lived.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Marshall Bracken; sisters, Inez Hopper, Lorene Champion, and Myrtle Lee Thompson.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Tula Lee Hill Bracken; son, Chris (Beth) Bracken; sister, Elzady Gelattie; two grandchildren, Joshua Bracken, Justin (Taylor) Bracken; three great grandchildren, Jay Bracken, Branson Bracken, Raelynn Bracken.
Pallbearers will be Mitch Claborn, Stephen Claborn, Rev. Steve Kelso, Brent Gillespie, and Byron Terry.
Family request memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.