An MTF Tribute to our friend         
Jim Bratton       

Jim Bratton
Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

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Official Obituary

James V. Bratton

James Bratton, Jr, 66, of New Port Richey, FL originally of Lindenhurst, NY; passed away in Texas, April 18, 2017. He is survived by his loving family; wife, Patricia over 45 years of marriage; his daughter, Erin; son, Eric; grandson, Joey; his sister, Phyllis, her husband Glenn; and the Kelley, Bratton and Lowery families. Memorial service will be Thursday, June 8, 10 am at St. Vincent de Paul Church on Mile Stretch Rd., in Holiday, FL followed by a celebration of life in Fr. Farrell hall at St. Vincent Church at 11 am. Jim is a devoted loving family man, hard worker, dear friend and was always an active community service member he will forever be loved and missed by family and friends. A tragic loss but known that his love, kindness and humility will live on.

Fox24 News Article

A Florida man has died after being run over by another vehicle in Jeff Davis County, according to a release from the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Troopers were called to the crash at about 3:39 p.m. Tuesday on State Highway 118 about 12 miles north of Alpine.

DPS officials say the driver of a motorcycle had crashed on SH 118 and fell into the roadway, while a passenger on the motorcycle fell into a nearby ditch.
A second vehicle then ran over the motorcycle driver, later identified as James Bratton, 66, of New Port Richey, Fla., according to the report.

James Bratton was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash and the passenger, Patricia Bratton was transported to Big Bend Regional Hospital with incapacitating injuries, DPS officials said.

A few select comments from Jim's MTF Friends:

Absolutely terrible news, rode with Jim and Patti many times, a great couple.
    -    Bill and Dianne Papét

I will never forget his irrepressible personality and his never failing willingness to help others.
    -    Gary Gagnon

Jim was a great friend and will be missed. RIP, Pappy.
    -    John Wynes

Warm, happy, smiling - with a hint of mischievousness, and great stories.  That actually describes both of them.  They were good together.  RIP.
    -    Mike Donley

This is very tragic.  Jimmy was a great guy.  He will truly be missed.
    -    Mike & Joanne Borolla

Terrible news. Jim was a great friend and will be sorely missed.
    -    Ray King

So very saddened to hear about this. Jim and Pat have always been a joy to be around.
    -    Greg and Pat Blewett

    Rest In Peace Jim!