William D. Bratton

November 6, 2017

William D. Bratton, 84, of Indianapolis and a former Frankfort resident, died at 1:05 p.m. November 6, 2017 at I.U. Health West, Avon, Ind.  Born May 18, 1933 in Frankfort, Ind. to Howard “Jack” & Ruby (Davis) Bratton. He married Deloris Barber on June 5, 1955 and she preceded him in death on March 25, 1971.  He married Miarna “Mirandy” Hale on June 9, 1990 and she survives.

William was a 1951 graduate of Frankfort High School and a 1956 graduate of Purdue University with B.S. degree in chemistry.  He had worked at Allison in Indianapolis for 28 years, retiring in 1990.  Prior to that he worked for Pratt & Whitney in Connecticut for 6 years with the “Aircraft Atomic Engine Project”.  He authored several articles on mass spectrometry. While a member of the Eagledale Baptist Church in Indianapolis he served on the deacon board for 6 years and was a past chairman of the nomination committee. Bill is currently a member of the Faith Baptist Church in Avon, Ind.  He was an avid Purdue fan, and followed the Indianapolis Colts and Pacers. He was a former member of the Clinton Masonic Lodge in Frankfort.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 3-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Flanner & Buchanan-Speedway Funeral Home, 2950 N. High School Road, Speedway, Ind. and one hour prior to the service at the church. Funeral Services will be 1 p.m. Friday, November 10, 2017 at Faith Baptist Church, 7090 E US 36, Avon, Ind. Burial will be in Washington Park North Cemetery, Indianapolis. Memorial donations may be made to the Faith Baptist Church or charity of donor’s choice.

Survived by:

Wife: Miarna Bratton of Indianapolis, Son: Donald William (Sheila) Bratton of San Antonio, Texas. 3 Grandchildren, 4 Great Grandsons and many nieces and nephews also survive.

Preceded by:

In addition to his parents and his first wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Judith LouAnn Hruban in 2002 and a brother, Richard Bratton.


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2 Condolences for “William D. Bratton”

  1. Dennis Henderson November 9, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Bill Bratton and his wife Mirandy have been neighbors for many years, always friendly, thoughtful, and concerned. Without any concern for themselves, a number of years back Bill and Mirandy rescued my wife from a Pit Bull that had attacked our dog, then my wife. I’ll miss the cheerful waves and greetings when we passed either by car or when walking by. My condolences to Mirandy and their family at his passing.

  2. Wayne & Barbara Walters Fausett November 18, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Bill was a staunch supporter of our 1951 Class reunions, always a smile on his face and a friendly greeting. Our condolences to his family and friends. May our great God give you all peace and comfort in his absence. Our prayers.

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