Jeff L. Braley

Jeff L. Braley, 58 of Lancaster passed away Wednesday April 25, 2018 at the Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster.  Born July 11, 1959 in Athens, he was the son of the late Walter L. and Martha J. Rupe Braley.  He was a crane operator for Kokosing and a member of the Operating Engineers Local #18.  He was also a member of the Christ Community Wesleyan Church in Albany, the Robert K. Fox Lancaster, and the Lancaster Moose Lodge #955.  He formerly raced dirt track stock cars.  Jeff was a NASCAR enthusiast who had the opportunity to participate in the Richard Petty driving experience at the Kentucky Motor Speedway.  

He is survived by his wife, Julie L. Keith Braley of Lancaster; a daughter, Stacey L. Braley of Athens; step children, Samantha (Bill) Gates, Joshua (Rachel) Vernon, and Alyssa Vernon all of Amesville; six step grandchildren, Kayla, Taylor, Bryce, Peyton, Jayda, and Kameron; two sisters, Annette (Jerry) Phillips and Janet Newton, both of Nelsonville; a mother-in-law, Yvonne Keith of Newark; two aunts, Evelyn McKnight of Athens and Margaret Shields of Albany; an uncle, Jerry Rupe of Florida; nieces and nephews, Cierra (John), Dakota (Emily), Krista (Jordan), Kortney (Hayden), and Bailey (Chase); and friends of many.

Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. on Sunday April 29, 2018 at the Christ Community Wesleyan Church in Albany with Pastor Denver Dodrill officiating.  Friends may call at the church on Sunday from 2 p.m. until the time of service.  Contributions can be made to the American Lung Association, 5900 Wilcox Place, Dublin, Ohio 43016-6789 or to the Christ Community Wesleyan Church, 6275 Kenney Memorial Lane, Albany, Ohio 45710.  Arrangements are by the Morrison Funeral Chapel, Glouster-Bishopville.  A comforting message may be sent to the family at

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