- 75 years old
- Date of birth: Dec 19, 1939
- Date of passing: Jul 23, 2015
|Let the memory of Larry be with us forever|
Larry Brown Bragg, 75, a longtime resident of Wake County passed away suddenly at his home on July 23, 2015.
A native of Granville County, he was the son of the late Walter Brown Bragg, Jr. and Nora Doris Bailey. He was of the Methodist faith, an Army Veteran, attended Wake Forest University, was owner-operator of his own construction business. He was a wonderful and loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.
Memorial services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, July 26, 2015 at Banks United Methodist Church by Rev. Ray Gooch. Burial will be at a later date.
Surviving are two daughters; Mollie Bragg Cressey (Shawn) of Yulee, Florida, Joanna Stanford Bragg of the home, two sisters; Sally Bailey Bragg of Raleigh and Nora Bragg Harrington of Raleigh, four grandchildren; Hailey, Nina, Alexander, and Colton, a niece, Julieanne Harrington and nephew Paul Harrington. He was preceded in death by his wife of forty-five years, Nancy Story Bragg.
Flowers are accepted or memorials can be made to Banks United Methodist Church, 2632 N.C. Highway 96, Franklinton, N.C. 27525.
Visitation will be held following the service in the Fellowship Hall of the Church.
"Larry and the whole Bragg family have always been so kind to me and my family. I have great memories of living next to them out on Countrywood Drive, where the horses would sometimes break out from the horse farm and wind up in our back yards, and the birds were always singing (and the deer were always eating the flowers). Larry always helped us out when we lost power, which I think was most important during the big ice storm of '96 or '97...I was away at college and my parents didn't have what they needed to get through the days without power and heat, but the Braggs were prepared and generous with their supplies and made a tough situation bearable!
I know my parents especially had countless other little stories of appreciation. We are thinking of all who are hurting from their loss right now, especially his kids. We send you our love."
"To Sally, Nora, Joanna, Julieanne and the rest of the family--
I am so sorry to hear of Larry's passing. Know that my heart and my prayers go out to you during this undescribable time. I love you all!!"
"Larry was my brother-in-law for 50 years. He married my younger sister and we welcomed him into our family with open arms. He was a wonderful husband and father. We always enjoyed being with the Braggs.
Larry was a talented artist with many beautiful paintings. His artistic talent was evident in his career as a designer, builder and developer. His work will live on in the many beautiful and functional dwellings in NC that he designed and built. Thirty years ago he took a sketch that Crendell and I had made of a house that we would like to build. This was before the age of computer-generated blueprints. He turned our sketch into a workable blueprint with many improvements. The house is still beautiful and very functional. He also designed and built houses for his parents and his sisters. He had a heart of gold.
We are all heart broken and will miss him. I know for sure that he loved his family more than anything. He loved Mollie and Joanna. He loved his sisters Sally and Nora as well as his grandchildren, son-in-law, nieces and nephews. They are a very loving and welcoming family. I have always admired the way they make it a priority to get together often for family meals.
May God bless those he leaves behind. They will see him again someday."
"I first met Larry and the entire Bragg family through his sister Sally in 1983. Of course, the children were no more than rug rats; Paul, Jualieann, Mollie, Joanna.
Through the families generosity and infectious love of people they soon became my family as they embraced me as a son.... Larry was my friend and brother... Over the years we shared many wonderful times.... the Friday night dinners, Gnertz card games, beach music, table dancin' and a sip or two of Johnston Counties best.... Larry was partial to Apple, Me? I was a peach guy.
Larry was an exceptional home designer and had an eye for creativity and functionality while bringing value to his clients and his work was recognized by his peers in the "Parade of Homes". He was well respected and honest to a fault who would rather give than receive and generally did. But aside of his business life he was always mindful of his family and their well being.
What I will miss most of course is Larry.. not to mention his off the cuff humor and his uncanny ability to separate and break a sentence by interjecting a "dern" between words before completing his thought.
In this time of sorrow I reach out to all the family and hold your hand.
Love you Sally, Nora
"Uncle Larry was very dear to our family and always made me laugh. He was not my uncle by blood but grew up with my Mom and always treated me like a part of the family. He will be dearly missed. All of my love to Nora, Sally, Mollie and Joanna. Rest in Peace Larry."
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