John Richard Brakefield, 87 - Manning

John Richard Brakefield, 87, husband of Roberta Elizabeth Clack Brakefield, died Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at his home.

Born May 12, 1928, in Chester, he was the son of the late William Boyd Brakefield and the late Annie Mae Bailey Brakefield. He was an avid Furman Paladin football fan, loved hunting, fishing and most of all farming with his grandsons. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Manning.

He is survived by his wife of Manning; a son, Mike Brakefield (Lisa) of Anna Maria Island, FL; a daughter, Debbie B. Cothran (Ferrell) of Manning; five grandchildren, Marion E. DuBose IV (Ashley), Molly McKinnon (Eric), Kaytlin Brakefield, Callison Brakefield and Michael Cothran (Laci); four great grandchildren, Anna Kate DuBose, Emerie Claire McKinnon, M.E. DuBose V and Rowan Michael McKinnon.

A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 22, 2015, at the Presbyterian Church at Manning with the Rev. Dr. George G. Wilkes officiating. Burial will follow in Clarendon Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers are Michael Cothran, Marion DuBose, Eric McKinnon, John Dangaran, Scott Cothran and Harold Furse.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2015, at the residence, 1444 Hickory Ridge Circle, Manning.

Memorials may be made to the Presbyterian Church at Manning, 233 N. Brooks St., Manning, SC 29102.

Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church St., Manning, is in charge of arrangements, (803) 435-2179.