David C. Braithwaite, 68, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, entered into rest on Saturday, February 19, at his home in Washington, Georgia, will be conducted Sunday, February 27, at 2 p.m. in the Posey Funeral Chapel, North Augusta, South Carolina. The family will receive friends following the service.
Mr. Braithwaite was born in Sevenoaks, England, the son of the late Robin B. H. Braithwaite and Susanna W. Braithwaite and was raised in England until his family moved to Augusta, Georgia in 1967. Mr. Braithwaite was a proud graduate of The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina and was then employed as a manager for Air Liquide, USA. In the ensuing years, he continued to work in the industrial gas business in various management capacities for Air Liquide, PraxAir, and Liquid Carbonic in Greenville, South Carolina, Asheville, North Carolina, Atlanta, Chicago, Illinois and Houston, Texas until he retired to his small farm in Washington, Georgia in 2016. Mr. Braithwaite developed a real appreciation and affection for his new adopted hometown and community which inspired him to open an ice cream shop, Kettle Creek Creamery, on the town square in Washington last year.
Survivors include his wife, Amanda J.M. Braithwaite; a son, Lt. Col. David Jess Braithwaite, USAF ( Julie) of Colorado Springs, CO; a daughter, Dr. Carolyn B. Jordan (Ben) of Augusta; three grandchildren, Hugh D. Jordan, Benjamin R. Jordan, and Emily Grace Braithwaite; four siblings, Bruce W. Braithwaite of Mooresville, N.C., Carolyn B. Hooks (Dr. Vendie H. Hooks, III) of Augusta, Robin A. Braithwaite (Cheri) of Aiken, and Andrew D. Braithwaite (Michelle) of Augusta; a multitude of adoring nephews, nieces, grand-nephews and nieces.
Memorials may be made to Wilkes County 4H, 23 Court Street, Washington, GA, 30673 or Washington Wilkes Animal Shelter, 358 Brown Rd, Washington, GA, 30673.
Posey Funeral Directors of North Augusta in charge of arrangements. Visit the registry at www.PoseyCares.com
Posted in: News Reporter
Posted on: 2022-02-24
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