Norman Haskell Brabham
Norman Haskell Brabham went Home to be with the Lord on 3 February 2019. He was 84 years young. Born on 5 June 1934 in Columbia, SC, he was the Son of the late Norman Lloyd and Carolyn E. Jones Brabham. He honorably served in the United States Navy and participated in the Korean War. Following his decorated service, he proudly worked on Ford transmissions for the next 40 plus years. He was self-employed during the last 25 years of his working Life.
He was happily married and loved his Bride Elinor Louise Neeley- Brabham for 29 years. They were first introduced during dancing lessons and they became dancing partners for Life. Together, they enjoyed spending time with their family and friends, gardening, wood work, and serving their Church.
In addition to his Bride, Elinor, he is survived by his sons Russell Brabham and Dr. Gary William Neeley (Patti); daughters, Michelle Renee’ Brabham and Vicki Lynn Watton (Clifton); sister, Helen B. Looney (Charles); 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, Jerry D. Brabham.
He was a faithful member of Red Bank Baptist Church serving wherever he was needed, including Treasurer of his Sunday School Class. He loved his Church and his Church Family.
He was a Past Master of Eau Claire Masonic Lodge #344 and a dual member of Lexington Masonic Lodge #152. He was a member of numerous York Rite Masonic Bodies where he became Eminent Grand Commander-Grand Commandery of South Carolina in 2004-2005.
The Family will receive friends on Friday, 8 February 2019, from 1pm- 3pm at Red Bank Baptist Church followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 3pm. Burial will follow at Southland Memorial Gardens after the service with Military Honors and Masonic Rites. Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington Chapel, is assisting the family.
Memorials may be made to The ALS Association, SC Chapter, 7499 Parkland Road, Suite 144, Columbia SC 29223 or Red Bank Baptist Church Building Fund at 1357 S Lake Dr., Lexington, SC 29073
Haskell was a loving Husband and Father. He was an outstanding Man who was well thought of and respected. He was a great Friend. He was a very positive influence on the World. He was a true gentleman.