Robert Anthony "Bobby" Bratton, II

  • BORN: July 1, 1986
  • DIED: October 2, 2017
  • LOCATION: Spring Hill, Tennessee

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Robert Anthony "Bobby" Bratton, II, age 31, Group Leader for General Motors and resident of Oak Lake Subdivision in Spring Hill, died Monday, October 2, 2017 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center following a courageous battle with cancer.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Brother Terry Lamar officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Friday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

Bobby was born on July 1, 1986 in Columbia, Tennessee and was raised in the Williamsport community. He was a 2004 graduate of Columbia Central High School, attended Motlow Community College, Martin Methodist College, and earned his Bachelor's degree in Management and Human Resources from Trevecca Nazarene University. On June 12, 2010, he married Krystle Turner Bratton. Bobby's pride and joy were his wife and their two daughters, Sydney Blaire Bratton and Molly Kate Bratton. He was a loving and devoted son, husband, father, brother, nephew and friend. Bobby was an accomplished baseball player and played throughout his childhood, high school and college. He will be remembered for his talents and skills as an athlete and for his quiet, calm determination and competitive spirit on and off the field. He was a compassionate leader with a strong work ethic and was committed to his work and colleagues just as he was committed to every aspect of his life. In his spare time he was an avid golfer and enjoyed fishing. Bobby was strong in his faith and most recently attended First Family Baptist Church. A kind-hearted, caring and soft-spoken young man, Bobby dedicated his life to his family and friends. He was loved by many and will be deeply missed.

In addition to his wife Krystle and two daughters Sydney and Molly, he is survived by mother and step-father, Vicki Fly and Quintin Walline of Monument, Colorado; father, Robert Anthony "Tony" Bratton of Columbia; sister, Suzi Bratton Cox of Columbia; grandparents, Bill and Sue Gibson Fly of Williamsport, Paul and Clara Mai Shouse Malugin of Columbia, and Butch Walline of Julesburg, Colorado; mother-in-law, Rebecca Edde (Randall) Woodlee of Bersheba Springs; father-in-law Danny (Sandra) Turner of McMinnville; brother-in-law, Rhett (Leah) Turner of Manchester; sister-in-law, Natalie Turner (Olen) Myhre of Cookeville; aunts and uncles Cindy (Tommy) Hutcherson, Mary Gale (Scott) Snyder, Terri (Boo) Gordon, Tommy (Carissa) Fly, Joy (Wayne) Phillips, Randy (Connie) Bratton, Bethany Malugin Connelly, Jacque (Steve) Collins, and Jeff Walline; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Ross Walline on January 26, 2016; and paternal grandfather, Edward "Eddie" Bratton on October 18, 1967.

Active pallbearers will be Brandon Tuten, Jay Poling, Zack Gray, Ryan Storey, Heath McElroy, William Fly, and Rhett Turner.

Honorary pallbearers include his cousins Glenn Hutcherson, Mark Hutcherson, Rebekah "ReRe" Gordon, Madi Fly, Jenna Fly, Lily Fly, Kristen Benderman, Brandy Norman, Ashley Sisk, Adam Bratton, Chandler Connelly, Trenton Connelly, Samantha Connelly, Ashlind James, and Kelly Bratton; friends Dan and Linda Wood, Shonn and Tiffany Proctor, Bubba Holt, Matt Anderson; former teammates, former coaches, golfing buddies, General Motors co-workers, and Oak Lake neighbors.

Memorials may be made payable to "Edward Jones Investments for the benefit of Sydney and Molly Bratton" at any Columbia Edward Jones location or mail to Edward Jones, Attn: Nick Beck, 1203 Hatcher Lane, Columbia, TN 38401. Memorial donations may also be made to the Rare Cancer Research Foundation ( or the Sarcoma Foundation of America ( Condolences may be extended online at

  • October 06, 2017
    4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Oakes & Nichols
  • 320 West 7th Street
  • Columbia, TN 38401
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  • October 07, 2017
    11:00 AM
  • Oakes & Nichols
  • 320 West 7th Street
  • Columbia, TN 38401
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“ My condolences to the Bratton family during this difficult time. I hope you all can find comfort in a promise made at Jeremiah 29:12,13. ”

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