Robert E. Brazelton,
89, of Boca Raton ,Fla., passed away Monday, April 19, 2010.
Born Jan. 14, 1921 in Princeton, he graduated from HanoverCollege in Indiana with a degree in biology. He was the senior class
president and a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. He did
post-graduate work at IndianaUniversity in the School of Dentistry. Early in his career, he modeled for Esquire Magazine and worked
as an actor in Los
In 1945, he joined Eli Lilly and Co. in Indianapolis, where he was personnel, marketing and the
international division. He retired after a 35-year career at
Lilly’s. He and his wife, Marcia, retired to Safety Harbor, Fla. in 1982. Bob relocated to Boca Raton, Florida three years ago to be close to his family.
He was a member of the Masonic Order, a 32nd
Degree Mason and a member of the Scottish Rite.
He was an active member of North BayCommunityChurch in Clearwater ,Fla. and was a member of Northminster
Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis.
An avid golfer, Bob played with his church
golf league and with his close friend, Ruth Francis, and he continued playing
golf every chance he could after he moved to Boca Raton . He was a philanthropist, continuing to support HanoverCollege, Lambda Chi Alpha as well as numerous charities. He lived life to
the fullest every day, enjoying family, friends and all of his favorite
activities and interests.
He is survived by a daughter, Patricia Lynn Brazelton Armstrong, and son-in-law, Robert Dickson
Armstrong of Boca Raton , Fla.; stepson Timothy Turber of Ohio; two step-grandsons; one stepgreat-granddaughter,
niece Marcia Ellen Riley of Indiana; nephews Steve Wiltsie
of Indiana , Malcolm Brazelton of California, Osborne
Turner Brazelton III of Mexico; seven grandchildren,
including Jordon David Armstrong of Boca Raton; and 15 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wife of
44 years, Marcia Jordon Skelton Brazelton; his second
wife, Vera Mae Solomon Brazelton; brother, Osborne
Turner Brazelton II; and parents, Dr. and Mrs.
Osborne Turner Brazelton.
A memorial service will be at Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at North BayCommunityChurch in Clearwater, FL.