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Richard C. "Duke" Braitling Jr., Age 90

on Friday, 01 March 2019. Posted in Obituaries

Richard Braitling

Richard “Duke” Braitling Jr., 90, passed away Friday, March 1, 2019 at Green Valley Care Center. He was a sales rep for London Fog, Rolfs Leather Co. and Papa Johns. Duke was a member of KY Colonel, Knights of Columbus and Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and a native of Jeffersonville, IN.

He is survived by his wife Betty Braitling; sons Todd A. Braitling of Jeffersonville, IN. and Gregg S. (Amanda) Braitling of Jeffersonville, IN.; daughter Cindy A. (Kevin) Bass of Jeffersonville, IN.; brother James D. Braitling of Jeffersonville, IN.; sister Betty Jean Applegate of Jeffersonville, IN.; grandchildren Olivia Bass, Alyson Bass and Tyler Braitling.

Duke was preceded in death by his parents Richard C. Braitling Sr. and Anna Mary Braitling; grandson Hamilton Louis Bass; sister Mary Ann Brinkworth.

Funeral mass will be held Monday, March 4th, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial to follow in St. Anthony Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 from 3 to 8:00 p.m. at E.M. Coots’ Sons Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Comments (9)

  • Amber Williamson

    01 March 2019 at 18:48 |
    Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers in the difficult days ahead. Duke lived a great life with a wonderful family. May you find strenghth in the memories you had with your father!


  • Alan Applegate

    01 March 2019 at 21:31 |
    Duke was the best! Always easy going and laid back. A good husband and father. We loved him and will miss him and I know you will as well. Salute!


  • David Hartshorne

    02 March 2019 at 07:00 |
    I got to know Duke when he came to sponsor someone in the RCIA sessions. He had a good sense of humor, and a smile that would put anybody at ease. His faith was very strong, and he always wanted to know more. Duke will always be a part of me. My prayers go out to Duke, and to the rest of his family. May God grant you peace.


  • Ron Fifer

    02 March 2019 at 11:04 |
    Betty Jean. Sorry to hear about Duke. Always enjoyed playing golf with him. Hope you are doing well. Still remember how the “Dissy Dozen” gave me a hard time.My thoughts are with you at these hard times.


  • Lesa Rose

    03 March 2019 at 11:43 |
    So very sorry for loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.


  • Cindy Casper

    03 March 2019 at 15:08 |
    Sending love and prayers to the whole family.
    Mark and Cindy Casper


  • Patty Ballard

    03 March 2019 at 20:57 |
    I pray that you and your family will feel God's peace through this difficult time. You and Duke were always such a handsome couple!


  • Susan Brinkworth Graston

    04 March 2019 at 09:32 |
    So sorry for your loss.


  • Nina D Tomlin

    16 March 2019 at 11:43 |
    Sorrow and prayers with you on the loss of your beloved husband. The family has my deepest sympathy.
    Nina Tomlin and


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