July 11, 1933 - Aug. 17, 2019
GRAY: Robert “Bobby” Earle Bragg, 86, of Gray, went to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, Aug. 17 with his loving family by his side. A celebration of life will be held Thursday, Aug. 22, at 4:30 p.m., at First Baptist Church of Gray. The family will greet friends at 3:00 p.m. in the foyer. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the First Baptist Church of Gray, P.O. Box 429, Gray, GA 31032 toward mission programs or to Gray United Methodist Church, 117 Jefferson St., Gray, GA 31032.
Bobby was born July 11, 1933 in Macon to the late Earle Smith and Mary Greene Bragg. He graduated from Jones County High School in 1952, then, the University of Georgia in 1956 with a degree in science and chemistry. He served in the United States Army in Germany for two years. Following his service, he moved to Florida, where he taught. There, he met the love of his life, Bonnie. They were married Aug. 7, 1965. He and Bonnie taught in Florida, Guam, and Georgia. He retired after 41 years as a teacher and a principal.
Bobby loved learning, exploring, leading, teaching, traveling, dancing, and ministering, all with grace. He loved sharing time with family and friends. He was such a blessing to all he met. Bobby is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Bonnie.
Bobby is survived by his children, Marialyce (Kevin) Orr of Stone Mountain, Annalisa (Dennis) Bragg of Watertown, Minnesota, Nathan (Jaymi) Bragg of Spartanburg, South Carolina, and Emmalee (Tim) Padgett of Colorado Springs, Colorado; grandchildren, Devin, Cameron, Kristen, Aurora, Hayden, Savannah, Samuel, Matthew, Joanna, William, Declan, Colum, and Rowan; sister, Anne Bohr of Ormond Beach, Florida; twin sister, Betty Lowe of Gray; and many nieces and nephews and friends.
A special thanks to Coliseum Medical Center and Regency Hospital of Central Georgia for assisting the family.
Please visit www.hartsmort.com to express condolences.
Hart’s Jones County Chapel, Hart’s Mortuary and Cremation Center, 307 Pecan Lane, Gray, GA 31032 has charge of the arrangements.