He was born August 11, 1912 to John and Esther Brakefield in Willard, Montana.
He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Helen Brakefield of Colbert, WA: daughter, Nancy Fifer (Ralph) of Spokane, WA; sons, John Brakefield (Karen) of Missoula, MT, David Brakefield (Patty) of Colbert, WA, and Kenneth Brakefield (Sue) of Minneapolis, MN; five grandchildren, Keith Fifer, Jill Meyer, Robin Kaminski, Holly Lanker, and Aaron Brakefield; eleven great-grandchildren; sister, Esther Farrell of Gig Harbor, WA; and brothers-in-law Orval and Herbert Dean.
He was preceded by his parents, one brother, five sisters and grandson Russell.
A Visitation will be held Monday, February 11, 2013 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at Ball & Dodd Funeral Home.
Interment on Tuesday, February 12 at 11:00am, Fairmount Memorial Park, Spokane, WA.
A Memorial Service will follow Tuesday, 1:00pm February 12, 2013 at the Colbert Chapel, 4922 E. Bernhill Rd, Colbert, WA 99005.
In lieu of flowers Memorial Contributions may be made to the Colbert Chapel.