James “Jim” Manuel Braden known to his friends as “Doc”.
On the afternoon of January 8th 2016, Jim passed away as a result of injuries received in a vehicle accident. Jim grew up in Randlett, OK. He was the son of Nila and Manuel Braden.
No stranger to hard work, Jim grew up working with his dad on their farm. He married his wife, Doris, in college and was married for 45 years. Jim served in the Navy as a Flight Surgeon and practiced medicine in Thomaston, GA as an orthopedic surgeon for 14 years. When he retired from medicine in 1998, he and Doris moved to Crossville, TN. Jim’s second career was in the stone industry where he designed saws and breakers.
Jim was a jack of all trades. He enjoyed inventing, woodworking, fishing, and planning for the next big idea. He was active in Boy Scouts and loved the outdoors. Jim was proud of his children and his grandchildren.
Jim is preceded in death by his brother, Tommy, and his father, Manuel.
Jim is survived by his mother, Nila, his wife, Doris, his sister, Joye, and his children, Jeremy, Jason, and Julie, and 5 grandchildren.
Jim’s funeral will be held at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation is on Wednesday, January 13th from 4 to 6p.m. with services following at 6p.m.
In lieu of flowers, a collection will be held for Jim’s funeral.