Waldon M. Brashear

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Waldon M. Brashear of Iowa, born Aug. 21, 1922, son of the late Sallie LeFranc and Louis Brashear, passed away Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, at the age of 100.
Waldon was 16 years old when he enrolled in the Civilian Conservation Corp and later joined the U.S. Marine Corps 2nd Marine Division on June 19, 1941, and faithfully service until October 1945.While in the service, he served overseas in the Pacific area, Samoa, Guadalcanal, New Zealand, Tarawa and the Hawaiian Islands He worked in the oilfield, and later retired as a truck driver. He enjoyed hunting, woodworking, and tending to his garden.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Una Brashear; daughter, Gail Daigle; parents; siblings, Inez, Thelma, Vernice, Elwell, LeRoy, Herbert, Carson, Shirley, Christine, Lola, Dorothea, and Lucille.
Survivors are his sons, Jim Brashear and Andy Brashear (Lisa); brother, Thomas “Buster” Brashear (Betty); grandchildren, Rachael L. Holmes (John), Josh Brashear (Jessica), Jeb Brashear (Kalah), and Shellby Hilton (Michael); 12 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.
Funeral service is Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, at 2 p.m. in Johnson & Brown Funeral Home of Iowa. The Rev. Roland Vaughn, Celebrant. Burial will follow in LeFranc Cemetery under the direction of Johnson & Brown Funeral Home of Iowa. Visitation begins Saturday from 12 p.m., with a rosary recited at 1:45 p.m.
Words of comfort may be shared at: www.johnsonandbrownfuneralhome.com/Facebook: Johnson & Brown Funeral Home.

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