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Richard M. ‘Dick’ Brackett | 92 | Philadelphia, MO

Richard M. “Dick” Brackett, 92, of Philadelphia, MO, passed away at 5:10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023, at his home in Philadelphia, MO.
Friends and family are invited to Dick’s Life Celebration at a visitation that will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2023, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra. Military Honors will be performed at 5 p.m. by American Legion Post #174 Boots-Dickson before the visitation starts.
Dick was born July 1, 1930, in Jacksonville, to Merrill J. and Erma M. (Pennell) Brackett. He married Vicki Gress on Dec. 30, 1976, in Bowling Green, MO and she survives.
Other survivors include: his stepson, Jason (Jeri) Shaw of Hallsville, MO; a daughter-in-law, Kathy Brackett of Hardin; seven grandchildren, Brandy Brackett of Jerseyville, Scott (Jenna) Brackett of Rosedale, Melissa (Brandon) Wallendorf of Hardin, Joseph Brackett of Hardin, Justin Brackett of Jerseyville, Jill Brackett of St. John, VI and Jared Brackett of Hardin; four great-grandchildren, Madalyn and Drayden Wallendorf, and Lilly and Logan Brackett; as well as nieces, nephews and cousins.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents; four children, Richard A. “Rick” Brackett, Jon A. Brackett, an infant daughter, Sandy Brackett and an infant son, Jarrod Brackett; and one brother, Robert “Bob” Brackett.
Dick was a life-long farmer who enjoyed any time in the great outdoors. He was a simple straight forward country boy who loved his life. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, if there was a hunting season, and let’s be honest, there is always a hunting season in Missouri, Dick was out enjoying it. He also loved to fly his 150 Cessna plane or ride his Harley Softail when the opportunity arose. Dick and his wife enjoyed taking trips together, he especially enjoyed their trip to Hawaii and to the Yellowstone National Park area in Montana. At home, he could be found watching an old western with John Wayne or reading the newest Fur, Fish, and Game magazine to catch up on the latest tips and tricks. He lived a simple and unassuming manner of life that suited him well. Dick will be missed by all who knew him.
Memorial contributions may be made to Marion County Ambulance District (Palmyra, MO).

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