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Richard Gainey

I remember Tom very well when he hosted WTLV's Hi Neighbor program. I was on the production crew in 1975 and found him to be a pleasure to work with. A true gentleman.

Marcy and Billy Mock

Our sincere sympathy to Tom's family. We loved Tom and Mary and will always miss them. Love and prayers.

Chris and Bill Bryan

Tom and Mary were very special friends. We shared wonderful times together. We loved cheering on our Gators.. Our thoughts and prayers are with their beautiful family

Thomas Hansen Braddock, Jr.

2022-10-31

Thomas Hansen Braddock, Jr., age 91 of Fernandina Beach, Florida passed away on October 31, 2022.

He was born in Jacksonville, Florida to Thomas H. Braddock and Julia Mae Stokes Braddock. He graduated from Andrew Jackson High School and earned both a Bachelors and Masters of Science in Agriculture from the University of Florida.

Tom was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 49 years, Mary Carolyn James Braddock.

Tom served as Florida Cooperative Extension Service Duval County/County Extension Director from 1957 until his retirement in 1995. He continued to manage Beef Cattle and Timber Lands to the present. Tom was an active 4-H Youth Development Director for the Duval County Extension office. He was an avid Gator fan and loved Florida Football.

Tom had many organizational memberships and appointments including:
Westside Kiwanis Club for 51 years with perfect attendance, Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair Association for 52 years, Duval County Cattlemen’s Association, Duval County Farm Bureau, Florida Forestry Association, Northside Business Leaders Club, University of Florida Alumni Association, Gator Boosters and Bull Gator, Florida Association of County Agricultural Agents, Duval County 4-H Foundation, American Tree Farm System, Florida Agricultural Museum. His accomplishments culminated with his induction into the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame in 2016.

Tom was a member of Riverview Baptist Church Jacksonville, Florida from 1939 – 1980 when he and Mary moved to Fernandina Beach and joined First Baptist Church, Fernandina Beach. He was a devoted member of the Willam Davis Men’s Sunday School Class and A Few Good Men singing group.

He is survived by his sister, Jennie Braddock Rowe , nine nieces and nephews: T. Bradley Huntley (Linda), Glenda N. Huntley, Marsha B. Williams, William R. Braddock, Jr. (Phyllis), R. Lee Rowe, III (Vicki), Julia R. Lawless (Andrew), Thomas B. Rowe (Jan), F. Craig Richardson Jr. (Olena) and Susan R. Renard (Bruce), and numerous great nieces, great nephews, and cousins.

He is also survived by Mary’s family Deborah Keen Fixel (Arthur), Loretta Keen, James Bryan Keen (Sarah), Mary Catherine Fixel (Bradley), Hannah Fixel (Benjamin), Anne Averette Keen and Isabelle Fixel-Popiolek.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Monday, November 7, 2022 at First Baptist Church, 1600 S. 8th Street, Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034. His family will receive friends at the church prior to the service, beginning at 10:00 am.

He will be laid to rest in Dyal Cemetery, Live Oak Baptist Church near Callahan, Florida.

Pallbearers will be T. Bradley Huntley, William R. Braddock, Jr., R. Lee Rowe, III, Thomas B. Rowe, F. Craig Richardson, Jr., D. Bernard Head and Douglas A. Webb.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Henry Rodeffer, Steve Simmons, Mallory Smith, Jimmy Parker, Carl Loop, Mike Sweat, and James Bryan Keen.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Duval County 4-H Foundation, 1010 N. McDuff Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida, 32254 or the First Baptist Church Building Fund 1600 S. 8th Street, Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034.

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