Obituary: John R. Bratten, Jr.
BRATTEN, John Robert, Jr(CHS Class of ’71)- age 58 of Nashville, TN. John Bratten, retired partner/owner of Buena Vista Funeral Home and past master of BVEN Lodge 560 died Monday, Sept. 19, 2011. He spent his adult life serving and caring for grieving families and felt it was his ministry. His loves in life were his God, his family, his funeral home, and his Masonic Lodge. He is survived by wife, Sandra; son Jason (Mandy Lee); daughter Lauren (Nick); step-daughter, Christina; brothers Steve (Sue) and David (Ruth) ; and 4 step-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents John Sr. and Joyce Bratten; grandparents and nephew, Scotty. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 11-8PM and on Thursday from 10 till time of service; Masonic Service will be Wednesday at 7PM; Funeral Service will be Thursday, Sept. 22 at 2:45PM in the chapel of Spring Hill Funeral Home with burial to follow in Historic Spring Hill Cemetery. Services will be conducted by Rev. Paul Gardner. Friends and members of BVEN Lodge 560 will serve as pall bearers. In leiu of flowers, please make donations to Cancer Relay for Life/ team Portland Gateview Elem., or to the Kidney Foundation 2120 Crestmoor Road Nashville, TN 37215-2654 (615) 383-3887. Arrangements by: Spring Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery 5110 Gallatin Pike, Nashville, TN 37216. 615-865-1101. springhillfh.com
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