Jack was born Sept. 10, 1944, in Brazil, as the son of Clarence Albert and Dorothy Brown Braden.
He graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1962. He joined the U.S. Army in November 1966 and served in an Army combat unit in Vietnam. By executive order, Jack was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious achievement in ground operations against hostile forces in the Republic of Vietnam.
Following his Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Army, he continued his military service with the Indiana National Guard for a total of more than 25 years of military service.
He married Diane Carol Kitch on June 7, 1964, at the First Presbyterian Church, Brazil.
Jack was employed as a supervisor with the Indiana-American Water Company, Terre Haute, until his retirement in 2004.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Brazil, Brazil Elks Lodge 762, VFW Post No. 1127, American Legion Post No. 2, and has served on the Brazil Armory Board and the Clay County Redevelopment Commission.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife Diane, daughter Amy Braden Timberman and husband Brian, Brazil, two grandsons, Braden and Tyler Timberman, two sisters, Phyllis Modesitt and husband Tom and Brenda Jean Gurley, brother Steven Jeffrey Braden and wife Tammy, uncle John Braden Sr., all of Brazil, several nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family.
Services will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, at Moore Funeral Home, with Rev. Gary Scoggins officiating. Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery with Military Honors.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home.
Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Hospice of the Wabash Valley, 400 8th Ave., Terre Haute.
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