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C.C. Brackett, 92

September 6, 1931 — December 10, 2023

C.C. Brackett, 92

Chancey C. Brackett, Jr, age 92, of Bostic, NC passed away at Hospice House in Forest City, NC on Sunday-December 10, 2023. C.C. was born on September 6, 1931. He was the son of the late Chancey C. Brackett, Sr. and Nora Harrison Brackett Melton.

He was pre-deceased by his wife -Hattie Faye Calton Brackett, his brother-A.B. Brackett and wife Una, his sister-in-law- Martha Ellen Lockey and husband Al, his brother-in-law-F. L. Calton, and wife Winona, his sister-in-law-Dorothy Melton and husband Tom, his mother‘s second husband-Kenneth Melton and his children.

C.C. was born in Duncan’s Creek, NC and later moved to Hollis, NC for short period of time before moving to Main Street Sunshine, NC at age 9. He was a graduate of Sunshine High School. He then served in the US Army stationed in Anchorage, Alaska. He returned home to marry his high school sweetheart, Faye. They moved to Boone, NC to continue their education at Appalachian State Teachers College.

After graduation, he began his teaching career. He was a teacher and principal at Pilot Mountain School in Burke County NC. He then returned to Rutherford County and taught and coached at Sunshine Elementary School until his retirement in 1990. He touched the lives of his students that remember him in more ways than one. He was blessed to have developed close friendships with many of his coworkers.

In his retirement, he and his wife volunteered as mentors for the McNair Educational Foundation. He later enjoyed many years of working as an assistant with Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service in Bostic, NC.

C.C. was an active member of the community and in his church. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to family and friends. He was a loving husband, caring father, and devoted grandfather. He was well-known for his ability to tell a story and loved to joke around. He always had fun at work and at play. It wasn’t unusual to find him with a cup of coffee and something sweet to eat-usually chocolate.

C.C. and his wife Faye, who passed in 2020, were married for 65 years. They had many adventures together. Their travels took them near and far. They had many road trips, bus tours, camping trips, cruises, and visits to family and friends. In later years they simply enjoyed an annual trip to North Myrtle Beach in the fall. Time was well spent there with family watching the waves and people from their condo balcony, playing dominoes, and enjoying good seafood. More recently he enjoyed sitting outside, in his rocker, looking at Cherry Mountain from his backyard.

Those left to cherish his memory include: his daughter, Lynn B.Wall and husband Roger of Bostic, his daughter -Gail Brackett of Durham, his grandson -Nicholas Ryan Wall of Forest City, his brother -Don Brackett and wife Fannye of North Myrtle Beach, SC, his brother -Frank Brackett and wife Corinne of Lancaster, SC, his brother-in-law-Javan Calton and wife Ann of Bostic, and his much loved nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.

Special thanks to those who helped care for C.C., the last couple of years: the Smith family at Oakland Living Center, the staff at Brookdale Senior Living in Forest City, and the staff at Hospice House of Forest City.

A private family graveside service was held at Cedar Grove Fellowship Church. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at a later date. Pallbearers are Bob Billingsley, Randy Bostic, Rev. Dean Baughn, Bryan Winslow, Neil Higgins, and Kent Dorsey.

Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Service in celebration of his life at 2 pm Sunday, April 14, 2024 at Cedar Grove Fellowship Church. The Rev. David Hawkins will officiate. A reception will follow the service in the church fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers memorials are requested to Cedar Grove Fellowship Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 278 Bostic, NC 28018.

Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements for the family. Online condolences at @washburndorsey.com.

 

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