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ORANGEBURG -- Frank Dennis "Dean" Braxton, 80, of Orangeburg, passed away in the early morning of Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019.

A graveside service will be held at noon Saturday, Feb. 9, at Memorial Park Cemetery in Orangeburg.

A visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Thompson Funeral Home Inc.

Pallbearers will be Cody Braxton, Justin Jennings, Ben Headden, Brad Morton, Logan Evans and Brent Ridgway.

Mr. Braxton was born on Dec. 11, 1938, in Union. He was the son of the late Frank Braxton and the late Carrie Braxton. He was predeceased by the love of his life, his wife of 49 years, Patsy Ruth Griffin Braxton; brothers, Maurice Brock, Jerry W. Braxton Sr.; sisters, Nancy Browning, Sandy F. Childers, Susan E. Harris; granddaughter, Michaela J. Johnston; and his great-granddaughter, Chloe Grace Crider.

He is survived by six daughters, Donna B. Milikin (Andrew) of Columbia, Denise B. Spires (Michael) of Cope, Stephanie “Renay” B. Evans (Robbie) of Cope, Kimberly B. Johnston (Michael) of Cope, Melissa Fields of Orangeburg, Karen B. Moore (Steve) of Myrtle Beach; brothers, Thomas D. Braxton (Pat) of Greenville, Tenn., Bruce L. Braxton (Beverly) of Union; sister, Mary B. Odell of Myrtle Beach; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Mr. Braxton enjoyed bowling, Disney movies and tinkering. He was a retired tool-and-die mechanic. He worked at Utica Tool, Wilbert Plastics and Triangle Allstar Bowling Lanes in Orangeburg.

Friends may call at the residence of Denise and Michael Spires, 139 Brentnlaw Lane, Cope.

Memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 81 Gadsden St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Please sign the family's online guest book at www.thompsonfh.net.

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