William C. “Shorty” Braxton, Jr. • May 20, 2022



William C. “Shorty” Braxton, Jr., age 94 of Pensacola, Florida passed away on May 20, 2022. He was born in Evergreen, Alabama to William and Hattie Braxton. William retired from the United States Navy after serving in WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

William was preceded in death by his parents, William C. “Shorty” Braxton Sr. and Hattie Mable Braxton; siblings, Norman, Clyde, Wayne, Mary, and Francis; and 2 children, Stephen Braxton and Janice Braxton Pfeiffer.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Carol Braxton; his son, Greg Braxton (Winona); step-daughters, Renae Winn (Dave), Kristy Adams, and Kim Adrian; a sister, Joyce Braxton Piper; 2 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be held at Pensacola Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home on Thursday, June 2, 2022 beginning at 9:45AM. A graveside service will follow at Barrancas National Cemetery. Procession to Barrancas with police escorts will leave Pensacola Memorial Gardens at 10:30AM.

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