Mr. Bratcher retired from the Teamsters Union in West Chicago and was of Baptist Faith.
He is survived by one son, Terry Bratcher, Crest Hill, Ill.; three daughters, Penny Story and husband Randy, Calvert City, Gena Fedrowitz and husband Charles of Kirkland, Ill., and Brianne Bratcher of Elgin, Ill.; one sister, Sheila McMurtry of Gilbertsville, ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Wallace W. Bratcher. His parents were Sillus O. Bratcher, Jr. and Lavena Mae “Memi” Noles Bratcher.
A funeral service was held Monday, March 4 at Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home. Randy Story officiated.
Contributions may be sent to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105
Condolences may be sent online at www.filbeckcannking.com.