Donald Dee Braham, Sr., 79 of Independence, WV passed away on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at Ruby Memorial Hospital with family by his side. He was born July 18, 1942 in Preston County, son of the late Charles Thomas and Ethel Evelyn Triplett Braham. Dee owned and operated C&T Lumber Company. He loved logging, being outdoors in general. Dee was an avid Mountaineer and NASCAR Fan. He was a member of the Kingdom EMC Church in Westover. He is survived by two sons, Donald Dee Braham Jr and Rosie, Independence, Jason Dee Braham, Independence; four daughters, Donna Jo Leary and Alvin, Morgantown, Debi L White and Randy, Core, Sandy Braham, Independence, Mindy Sue Wright, Morgantown; seven grandchildren, Amanda Dezzutti and Tony, Amber Dewitt and Evan, Ashley Ponceroff and Austin, Derek Braham and Alisha, Francesca Haught and Jake, Donnie D Braham III and Tashia, Jason D Braham Jr; sixteen great-grandchildren; two great- great grandchildren; two brothers, Paul D. Braham and Mary, Independence, Robert C. Braham and Boots, Morgantown; two sisters, Betty A. Friend, Medina, OH and Janet R. Smith and Joe, Texas; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Dee is preceded in death by one brother, William “Bill” F Braham, one brother-in-law, Marvin Friend. Family will receive friends at Bolyard Funeral Home on Friday, October 15, 2021, from 2-7 PM and Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 9AM until time of service at 11AM with Pastor Jim Carder officiating. Interment will follow at Gladesville Cemetery. A special Thank You to Dr James Mersing, Dr Tyler Groves and Dr Lauren Howdershelt for taking such good care of Dad at WVU Medicine. Online condolences can be made at www.bolyardfuneralhomewv.com. Bolyard Funeral Home is honored to serve the Braham family. The family request per his wishes you come casual and in WVU attire.
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