David Lee Bracewell, 62, of Stuttgart passed away Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, at Arkansas Hospice in Little Rock after a hard-fought and courageous battle with cancer.
David was born Sept. 26, 1957, in Stuttgart to Fletcher and Reah Hoskyn Bracewell. He was a 1975 graduate of Stuttgart High School and farmed for many years. He was the owner of Sign-It before his health declined. David was also a part-time Stuttgart Police officer.
The Stuttgart Police Department was one of the many who are mourning the death of their fellow blue line brother.
“We have nothing but good memories of a good man and a great friend,” said Stuttgart Chief of Police Mark Duke. “We pray for Robin and family that the Lord comforts them knowing David is still a warrior who is always watching over family, friends and all his brothers and sister of the Thin Blue Line.”
SPD Officer Josh Addison of the Stuttgart Police Department spoke about David’s passion to serve and protect. “David and I have spent countless hours beating the streets together,” said Addison. “He had a passion to help others and did it with pride.”
David was preceded in death by his mother, Reah Bracewell.
Survivors are his wife Robin and their sons, Cameron Bracewell of Jonesboro and Zachary Bracewell of Colorado Springs, Colo.; his father, Fletcher Bracewell of Stuttgart; and brother, Bill Bracewell, wife Paula and their son, Tristan of Hot Springs.
A memorial service, officiated by the Rev. Luke Parker, is 4 p.m. Saturday at Grand Avenue United Methodist Church with visitation one hour prior to the service.
“Mr. David was a great and honorable man who showed courage throughout his fight,” said SPD Detective Jeremiah Richard. “He still made time to come out and make his community safe despite his struggle against cancer until he could do it no more. We have lost a friend, a comrade, and a brother.”
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