Bro. Brasher pastored several western Kentucky churches in his 55 years of ministry. He also conducted revivals throughout the area. He was faithful in mission work throughout Ohio and Idaho. He was a graduate of Livingston Central High School and obtained a Bible Studies Degree from Mid-Continent Baptist Bible College.
He is survived by his wife: Carolyn Phillips Brasher, of Benton: one daughter: Deirdra Anne Edmonds, Auburndale, Fla.; one son: Paul Bradley Brasher, Sr. and wife Stacie, Paducah; two sisters: Mary Catherine Jones and husband Adrian, Grand Rivers, Betty Sue Pauley and husband Lacy, Soddy Daisy, Tenn.; Two Brothers: William (Bill) O. Brasher and wife June, Grand Rivers, Rev. C.C. Brasher and wife June, Benton; three grandchildren: Dr. Paul Bradley Brasher, Jr. and wife Ansley of Albany, NY, Branden Allen Edmonds and wife Monica of St. Louis, Mo. and Bethany Edmonds Borders and husband Stephen of Paducah.
He is preceded in death by his parents: Charlie Clark and Nellie Brown Brasher, Sr.; grandchild: Justin Blake Brasher; two sisters: Frankie Brasher and Jacquelyn Gail Chandler and one brother: James Roy Brasher.
Funeral services will be at Friendship Baptist Church, US Hwy 60, Smithland, at 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 30, Rev. Jack Kee, Rev. Cloys Bruce and Rev. Joe Daryl Thorn will officiate. Interment will be at Miller’s Cemetery in Grand Rivers. Friends may visit with the family at Friendship Baptist Church from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral hour at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, December 30.
Family requests memorial contributions be made to: the Gideons, Marshall County Chapter, PO Box 206, Benton, KY 42025, Miller Cemetery Fund, C/O Mary Jones, 1470 Iuka Rd, Grand Rivers, KY 42045, or The Dream Factory, PO Box 2333, Paducah, KY 42002-2333.