Edwin H. Brainerd
PRATTSVILLE — Edwin H. Brainerd “Mama’s Boy,” 74, of Prattsville, died Tuesday, July 16, 2013.
He was born on Nov. 14, 1938, the son of Harold and Evelyn (Nickerson) Brainerd in Conesville.
He is survived by his wife, Janet M. (nee Barkman) who he married on April 19, 1969, in Prattsville. He is also survived by his daughters, Connie (Mike) Constable of Glenmont, Becky (Wes) Benson of Jewett, Kathy (Mike) Schmiedel of Prattsville, Barbara Mattice of Hobart, Debra (James) Dymond of Prattsville; his sons, George (Becky) Haight of Ravena, Gene (Debbie) Brainerd of Gilboa, Tom Brainerd of Andes, Randy (Tammy) Brainerd of Prattsville, and Edwin (Heide) Brainerd of Ashland; his sister, Lorraine (Phil) Robinson of Gilboa; and his brother-in-law, Wayne (Gayle) Barkman of Blaine, Tenn. He is also survived by 26 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two aunts; several cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his stepdaughter, Debbie Smith in 2011; his granddaughter, Charlene Bevin in 1987; and his first wife, Lois North Brainerd in 1963.
Ed was a truck driver for over 50 years and owned his own truck for 10 years. He also worked for J.A. Carman Trucking, Tuscan Dairy and Greendell Packing. Ed stopped working in October of 1990, when he became disabled with heart disease.
Ed was a member of the Prattsville Hose Company and the Greene County Volunteer Firemen Association since 1965.
Ed enjoyed truck shows, car shows and traveling to Tennessee. He also enjoyed working on his 1966, white 9000 Road Tractor.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 19, 2013, at Decker Funeral Home, Windham.
A funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 20, 2013, at the Prattsville United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in Fairlawn Cemetery, Prattsville.