Obituary for John Brackett

Ponca City Now - March 27, 2020 6:06 pm

John Wayne Brackett

December 8, 1925 – March 25, 2020

John Wayne Brackett, resident of Ponca City, passed away on Tuesday, March 25, 2020. He was 94 years old. A graveside ceremony for John will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Resthaven Memorial Park at 1:00pm. Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Crematory.

John was born on December 8, 1925 in Dallas, Texas to John William and Frances (Morton) Brackett. He grew up and attended schools in the Dallas area graduating from Sunset High School. John was drafted into the United States Army and served in France and Germany during WWII. He received the Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars and was a member of the VFW. John graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1950 and also where he met Frances Hines. The two were married on August 27, 1950 in Oklahoma City. John worked for Blackmer in Oklahoma City. During his early years, John enjoyed camping and being a part of the Boy Scouts as a Scout Master. He also enjoyed being on the farm and traveling.

Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Frances Brackett of Ponca City, sons, John Mark Brackett and wife, Stephany of Ponca City and David Brackett and wife Linda of Friendswood, TX, grandchildren, Matthew Brackett, Daniel Brackett, Samuel and Morgan Brackett, and Emma Brackett and two great-grandchildren, Madison and Hayden.

John was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Felix “Dan” Daniel Brackett.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of North Central Oklahoma for their excellent care of John.

Source: Trout Funeral Home