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William DuVaul Braxton

May 29, 1938 - January 19, 2023

William DuVaul Braxton started his journey of life on May 29th, 1938, born in Bedford County, VA. He was the son of Willie Braxton and Alma Braxton who preceded him in death along with brother John H. Braxton, Sr. and sister Carrie Brockenberry.

William attended Hutter Elementary School. Later graduating from Beford Training Center. After graduating High school William joined the United States Navy serving 4 years. He also worked for United Airlines for 29 years into Retirement. William was a huge Football and Baseball fan and enjoyed watching his favorite teams Kansas City Chiefs and LA Dodgers and loved traveling. He was a respected hardworking man a Father, Father-in-Law, Grandfather, Great-Grand Father, and Friend.

William met and married Bobbie Crutchfield who passed June 22, 1967. Then met and married Loraine Braxton who preceded him in death on January 17, 2008. Leaving behind four surviving children, Andre Braxton (Brigitta Braxton), Torri Pitchford (Kenneth Pitchford), Kelvin Braxton (Monica Braxton), and Alisha Bishop. He also leaves behind 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and surviving sisters Doris Braxton of Bridgeport CT, and Marion Phelps of Forest, VA.

A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 28, 2023, at Tharp Funeral Home Lynchburg Chapel. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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Posted by Sonia & Derline Bishop on February 7, 2023

My deepest condolences to the Braxton Family. Prayers of God's grace and mercy will fill your hearts with solace during your time of grief.

Posted by Velma Williams on January 28, 2023

To the entire Braxston Family, Please accept our deepest condolences for the loss of your wonderful Love one , Cherish and Treasure the precious memories and keep God close by. I love you my brothers. J&VBuckingham

Posted by James&Vess Buckingham on January 28, 2023

Mr. B was a wonderful person to know and be around, he’ll be sorely missed. Our heartfelt sympathy and deepest condolences go out to the entire Braxton family and please know you’re in our thoughts and prayers. 🙏🏾

Posted by The Ratcliffs on January 26, 2023

Andre Kevin and the rest of the Braxton family you have our deepest condolences, my uncle was a find man and had some very fine children, we pray for your strength and comfort in this time

Posted by Anthony & Mary Moore on January 26, 2023

Sending prayers to the family.

Posted by Leroy Flood on January 26, 2023

To the entire Braxton Family, cousin’s, Louise Downer, Shirley Cochran and Carolyn Fernandes of Connecticut, send our condolences, and prayers for God’s strength during this difficult time.

Posted by Carolyn Fernandes on January 26, 2023

Sending condolences to the family. William will truly be missed. It was always a good time hanging out with him. Praying comfort, strength and peace for you all. Love you family. 🙏🏽❤️

Posted by Terianne R. Bowser on January 26, 2023

My condolences to the family Uncle William will be missed.

Posted by Donald Richie on January 25, 2023

My condolences to the family Uncle William will be missed.

Posted by Donald Richie on January 25, 2023

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