ELGIN – A graveside service for Willis Edward Brazell Jr., 54, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Hillcrest Baptist Church Cemetery, with Pastor John Trump officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, November 26, 2002 at Kornegay Funeral Home Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made to Palmetto Richland Children’s Hospital, 5 Richland Medical Park, Columbia, SC 29203.
Mr. Brazell died Saturday, November 23, 2002. He had retired as a mechanical engineer for Andron Stainless of Columbia. He was a graduate of the University of South Carolina and received his master’s degree from Peperdine. He was formerly a U.S. Air Force major, having served as a pilot during the Vietnam War. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Kathryn B. Matese and Michael of Irmo; sons, Adam Brazell of Irmo and Michael Brazell and daughter-in-law, Wanda, of Jacksonville, N.C.; granddaughter, Katrina Matese.