MOUNT CARMEL — Roy Eugene “Bubby” Bratton, 80, of Mt. Carmel, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, at Oakview Heights Continuous Care surrounded by his loving family.

He was born June 14, 1938, in Wabash County, Illinois, the son of John N. and Lucille (Henson) Bratton.

On June 22, 1963, Roy married Sharon Penrod in Mt Carmel, Illinois. She preceded him in death on August 19, 2012. They were married 49 years.

Roy was a member of Heartland Worship Center. In his early years, he mowed lawns, and, later was ball park attendant at Ed Walter Ballpark for many years. Roy could be seen any given day riding his scooter around town, always with a smile on his face. He was a kind, gentle person who never met a stranger and was loved by all who knew him.

Left to cherish Roy’s memory is his brother John Lee Bratton and his wife Ginger; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Roy was preceded in death by his parents, John and Lucille Bratton, and, wife, Sharon.

A visitation will be held Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Heartland Worship Center, 212 West Second Street, Mt. Carmel, Illinois, with the funeral service immediately following at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Highland Memorial Cemetery.

Condolences may be made online at

Short-Cunningham Funeral Home is honored to serve Roy’s family.

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