David Vernon Bratten, age 81, of Chase City, Virginia passed away Thursday, January 27, 2022. He was born January 31, 1940 in Laurel, Delaware and was the son of the late Elmer Bratten and the late Ida Mae Mitchell Bratten.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two sons, Gary Bratten and Greg Bratten; granddaughter, Holly Bratten; sister and brother-in-law, Pearl Wilson (John); and brother and sister-in-law, Horace Bratten (Joan).
David is survived by his wife, Joyce Strange Bratten; son, Brian Bratten (Sarah) of Chase City; grandchildren, Nicholas Bratten of Chase City, Lindsey Dillion (Michael) of Chase City, Noah Bratten of Delaware, Sean Bratten of Delaware, Kenneth Bratten of Delaware, and Cameron Bratten of Maryland; and great-grandchildren, Michael Dillion, Parker Dillion, Bennett Dillion, Grace Bratten, and Kolby Bratten. He is also survived by his sister, Charlotte Ellis and longtime companion, Don McMichael of Ocala, FL; nieces and nephews, Steve, Keith, Sandy, Kim, Bonnie (Charlie), and Barbara (Bobby – deceased); great-niece, Kelley; and great-nephew, Rodney.
David was a member of Concord Baptist Church. He was an eight-year member of the United States Army National Guard, as well as a member of the American Legion Post 79 in South Hill. He was the Plant Manager for Jonbil Inc. in Chase City for many years. After Jonbil, David was employed with the Baskerville Correctional Center. He was a member of Whitetail Hunt Club and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and golfing. David loved his family and cherished his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, January 30, 2022 at Concord Baptist Church Cemetery, 11650 Highway Forty Seven, Chase City, Virginia 23924.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions in David’s memory to Concord Baptist Church. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.newcomballgoodfh.com. Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home in Chase City, Virginia will be handling the arrangements.