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Thomas Brasfield

February 21, 1939 — October 10, 2023

Born in Kansas City, Missouri to the parents of William and Marian Brasfield on February 21, 1939, Tom had three younger brothers: David Brasfield (Deceased), Michael Brasfield (Mesa, AZ) and Scott Brasfield (San Francisco, CA).  They grew up in Missouri and spent a lot of time at the Lake of the Ozarks camping and enjoying water sports.  Tom married Betty Brasfield in March of 1956 and moved to Washington State. They were together 52 years until she passed away in 2008.  Tom spent his early years in the military reserve and together they started a family early.  He became very interested in the printing industry and after several years and two children, moved back to Independence working at the Independence Examiner as an Operations Manager.  Along the way, Tom and Betty added two additional children to the family. He also held GM positions through his career at Newspapers in Natchez, MS and Springfield, IL. before moving into a printing supply sales positions where he earned the nickname “Travelin’ Man” as he managed his sales territories successfully.  Though he spent most of his life in Missouri, he also lived in Richland, WA. Natchez, MS and Springfield, IL and Chatham, IL.

After the death of his wife, Tom got tired of what he considered the cold Missouri winters and moved to Texas, where he later remarried, to live out his final years. Tom is survived by four children: Debie Jacks (Liberty, MO), Rick Brasfield married to Sondra Brasfield (Edwards, MO), Kris Ray married to Rick Ray (Lee’s Summit, MO) and Mark Brasfield married to Amanda Brasfield (Independence, MO).  Tom had 4 Grandchildren and 5 Greatgrandchildren. Tom is also survived by his wife Elizabeth Lane Walker of San Benito, TX.

Tom passed in his home on October 10th, 2023, in San Benito, TX, peacefully.  He and Betty will be interned in Memorial Park, 8251 Hillcrest Road. Kansas City, MO. Graveside services are scheduled for Friday October 27th at 1PM. A reception will follow at His Daughter, Kris Ray’s residence.  May he be safe and happy beside Betty without pain as he moves through the heavens and enjoys the glory of life after death.

My Dad, My Angel
Your battle is now over; no more tears
Flowing down your cheek,
No more pain, no more suffering; now
You are no longer weak.
We still do not understand why this had to 
Happen to you,
But we are proud to say you are our dad, the
Greatest man we ever knew.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Graveside Service

Friday, October 27, 2023

1:00 - 1:30 pm (Central time)

Memorial Park And Green Lawn

8251 Hillcrest Rd, Kansas City, MO 64138

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