Donald Ray Duck Braswell, 72, of Rockwell, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 at his home. He was born on Nov. 30, 1944, in Rowan County, a son of the late Raymond and Ola Mae Love Braswell. He attended school at East Rowan High School. Duck worked at Norandal for over 35 years. He loved fishing and going to the beach. Duck enjoyed going to Gas-N-Go in the mornings, going to car shows, building dune buggys and wood working. He was a member of Rockwell United Methodist Church and a veteran of the United States Army. In addition to his parents, Duck was preceded in death by his grandparents who raised him, George and Ida Jane Hammill; and brother, Jerry Goodman. Duck is survived by his wife Barbara Jane Braswell, whom he married Feb. 16, 1985; sons, Robert Bryan Braswell and fiancée Kristy Beck of Salisbury and Clayton Joe Young and wife Julie of Davidson; three grandsons, Able Ray Braswell, Nolan Bryan Braswell and Nathaniel Young; granddaughter, Abigail Young; brothers, Terry Braswell and wife Frances of Rockwell and Bill Goodman of Albemarle; and sisters, Dianne Hickman of China Grove and Mary Wilson of Rockwell. Visitation: Visitation will be held Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. at Powles Staton Funeral Home, Rockwell. Service: Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the Powles Staton Funeral Home Chapel, Rockwell, with Rev. Charles Curtis, officiating. Burial will take place in Brookhill Memorial Gardens. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials in memory of Duck may be made to the American Heart Association, 128 S. Tryon St #1588, Charlotte, NC 28202. Powles Staton Funeral Home of Rockwell, honored provider of veteran's funeral care, is assisting the family of Duck Braswell. Online condolences may be made at www.powlesfuneralhome.com .
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