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Jimmy Ray Bratton

Jimmy Ray Bratton, 41 of Russellville, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2020. He was born February 4, 1979 in Russellville. 

He was preceded in death by his infant son, David Ray Bratton; grandparents, Alice Bratton, Eules Bratton; step dad, Ben Hendricks.

He is survived by his Wife, Bethany Bratton; four children, Zachariah, Katheryn, Alice, Annabeth Bratton; mother, Darlene Hendricks; two siblings, Tarah Brown, Brandon Brown (Brittany) and several other family and friends.  

Jimmy was a member of Gateway Pentecostal Church of God. He served as a Children's Pastor alongside his wife. He was the founder of Teen Reach Adventure Camp (TRAC) for Arkansas. He was a loving, Christian man whose heart was dedicated towards children and those in foster care. Jimmy was a loving husband and father who will be greatly missed. 

The Funeral service will be 10am, Thursday, December 3, 2020 at Pentecostal Church of God  with a private family burial. Arrangements are under the direction of Russellville Family Funeral. 

Pallbearers will be Jered Vinson, Joe Chronister, Luke Chronister, Joseph Detrick, Tim Harper, Bill Casey, John Reinold and Hunter Casey. 

The family has an account set up at www.gofundme.com Jimmy Bratton Funeral Expenses.

Obituary and online guestbook are available at www.russellvillefamilyfuneral.com .

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Words cannot express the sadness for you and your family. We love you.

Jerry Reinold and family Dec 5 2020 12:00 AM

Jimmy was a great Christian man who loved his family and foster kids. I enjoyed talking to him and he was always smiling. Jimmy, you will be missed.
Heather Moudy

Heather Moudy Dec 3 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry about your loss. I don't know you all personally, but I do Zachariah. Zac you and family are in my prayers

Vera Hendrickson Dec 2 2020 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear about your husband. Although I cannot imagine your pain, I do know your faith is strong and that God will use you for his light during this time. Please know you and your precious children are in my thoughts and prayers. If there is anything I can do for youNEVER hesitate to reach out. Sending all my love your way!
Your cousin-
Jamie Reinold Roberson

Jamie Dec 1 2020 12:00 AM

Please accept my condolences at your loss. My memories of Jimmy from my years at Pottsville schools are his ever present smile and happiness which he shared constantly. He will be missed greatly.
Linda Shott

Linda Shott Dec 1 2020 12:00 AM

Jimmy was such a good man. Always friendly, with a smile and kind words for every person he saw. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all his family.

Jeff and Lois Duvall

Jeff and Lois Duvall Dec 1 2020 12:00 AM