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Julian "Jerry" Gerrard Braddock

Julian "Jerry" Gerrard Braddock
  • August 3, 1930 - May 4, 2017
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Flowers will be accepted or donations can be made to
  • Northbridge Baptist Church
    1160 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.
    Charleston, SC 29407

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“I Just today Learned Of Cousin Jerry's Passing.Lots of memories of staying with my Aunt Blanche ( my Mother's older sister) on Folly Beach when I was...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Burke McCall Harrison - GA

“Very sad to learn of cousin Jerry's passing. He was a remarkable man, every bit as great as our ancestors he so tirelessly researched and brought to...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Barbara Apodaca - Clermont, FL

“We never met dear cousin, but a friend indeed in the genealogy world. I'm forever grateful for what we have shared and the help you have given me. ...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Kathryn Lockhard - Bridgewater, MA

“I am so sorry to read of Jerry's passing. I so enjoyed meeting and talking with Jerry at family reunions. He was so kind to come and visit with us...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Angie Griffin Smith - Callahan, FL

“Dear Valerie and Braddock family, I only today learned of Jerrys passing and I am so very sorry for your loss and that of all of us with whom he...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Jay Braddock Jackson - VA

“I had no idea Jerry had passed. He was one fabulous cousin. Always there to assist those in the genealogy search of the family name and the names of...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Patricia Youngs - Bayview, ID

“Valarie and familyHow sad I am today to hear of Jerrys passing. I never met him personally but many email were shared between us as he was so helpful...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Linda Oliver - Linden, NC

“May the God of comfort continue to be with family and friends to see you through this difficult time and bring you peace. Hosea 13:14 ”
8 of 19 | Posted by: - orange park, FL

“So sorry for your loss, prayers send to Braddock Family ”
9 of 19 | Posted by: Miriam Crawford Weber Summerville

“My sincere condolences to the family of Jerry Braddock. I was deeply saddened to learn of Jerry's passing. I was one Jerry's adopted lifeguards at...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Robert (Bobby) Bryant - SC

“Mr. Braddock was a kind man who always was smiling and eager to converse. He will be missed by his family and friends. May he rest in peace. ”
11 of 19 | Posted by: Tom DiFiglio - Charleston, SC

“Dear Braddock family, I'm sad about your loss. May God's promiseful word give you strength and hope of better days to come. ”
12 of 19 | Posted by: Tracie Lamb - Jacksonville, FL

“I was very blessed to share and work on many genealogy related articles and activities with Jerry over the years and will miss him.Jerry was very...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Mike Lawson - Jacksonville, FL

“We are very sorry of his passing.<br />Our Condolence's to his family.<br />Enjoyed all his research.<br />He was a 7th cousin...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Ilse and Jon W. Bell - FL

“So many fond memories from the RA's at Fort Johnson Baptist Church. I was the only catholic boy in the RA's and remember riding that old bus to RA...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Ronnie Kizer - Fayetteville, NC

“Our prayers and thoughts go out to Jerry's entire family. God has taken Jerry home to a much better place but you will always have the memories to...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Ronnie & Mary Kizer - NC

“My deepest sympathy goes out to you all. May the memories you hold dear in your hearts help you during this most difficult time. May he rest in...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Theresa Fillizola

“Uncle Jerry knew me all of my life. He will always be in my heart. I send love to Valerie, Debbi, Derry, Christine, Glenn, Lucy, Robbie, Elue, Susan,...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Patricia Levesque - Willmantic, CT

“Carmen and I wish to state our sincerest condolences to our dear friends Chris and Derry Braddock as well as to the entire Braddock family. Our...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Fred Karst - Cottageville, SC

Julian "Jerry" Gerrard Braddock, 86, of Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Valerie Humbert Braddock entered into eternal rest Thursday, May 4, 2017. His Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, May 9, 2017 in J. HENRY STUHR INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Live Oak Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Monday in Stuhr's West Ashley Chapel from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Jerry was born August 3, 1930 in Jacksonville, Florida, son of the late Arnold Lee Braddock, Sr., and Blanche Sessions Braddock. He came to Charleston from an orphanage in Florida in 1941. Jerry graduated from Charleston High School where he played football for the Bantams and was selected to play in the Jaycee All-Star-Star football game three years in a row. He was named the most outstanding player in the 1947 All-Star game, and also in the All-State football team in 1948. Jerry also played for the Charleston Royals semi-pro football team. He attended North Greenville Junior College on a football scholarship. Jerry was the Chief Lifeguard at Folly Beach in 1950 and he saved two lives. Jerry was a Data Processing Tech Support Supervisor for 35 years with Westvaco until his retirement in 1984. He was a member of North Bridge Baptist Church.

Jerry wrote a 300 page book, Wooden Ships-Iron Men, about four of his ancestors who were mariners of note. He and Valerie founded VJB Press to publish the book and two books of poetry he wrote. Jerry also wrote 33 published historical articles and participated with renowned writer Arthur Hailey in two lectures in the Bahamas on the life of one of the ancestors, Captain William Lyford, for whom exclusive residential resort Lyford Cay in the Bahamas is named after.

He is survived by his wife, Valerie Braddock of Charleston, SC; his children, Debbie Hinson, Derry Braddock and wife Chris, Glenn Braddock and wife Lucy, Robert Braddock and wife Eleu, Susie Fortin and husband Tom, step-son, Douglas Small and wife Cathy, step-daughter, Charlene Moore and husband Rick, eight grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, step-father Richard Pettry, brother, Arnold Lee Braddock, Jr., sister, Alice June Braddock, and his first wife Marguerite Mauney Braddock.

Flowers will be accepted or donations can be made to Northbridge Baptist Church, 1160 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Charleston, SC 29407.

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