Tom was a veteran of World War II and Korea, serving as First Lieutenant with the Judge Advocate General from 1951-1952.
Tom was a lifelong resident of Altus and Jackson County. He graduated from Altus High School in 1942, where he attended the University of Oklahoma and graduated from OU in 1947. He received his law degree from OU in 1949. He returned to Altus where he was partner of the Ivester, Braddock and McMahan Law Firm. He was a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He served as President of the Jackson County Bar Association in 1952. He was Secretary of the Jackson County Bar Association from 1955-1971. He served on the Oklahoma Bar Association Board of Governors from 1969-1971 and from 1981-1983. He served as Vice President of the Oklahoma Bar Association in 1971. He was a member of the Oklahoma Fellow of the American Bar Association, served as Trustee of the Oklahoma Bar Foundation from 1972-1979. He was a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, of the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel. He served as the U.S. Magistrate of the Western District of Oklahoma from 1971-1985. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the First National Bank, was a member and Past President of the Altus Rotary Club, served as Past President of the Oklahoma Crippled Childrens Society, was a former member of the Altus City Council, was an associate member of the University of Oklahoma Alumni Association, was a life member of the George L. Cross Century Council, was a member of the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association with the Jackson County Division, was a member of the Professionalism Committee of the Oklahoma Bar Association, and a longtime member of the St. Pauls Episcopal Church.
Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Peter Cominos and Rev. Ken Pate officiating. Interment will be in the Restlawn Cemetery under the direction of Lowell Tims Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Crippled Childrens Society, the American Heart Association or the Museum of the Western Prairie in honor of Thomas G. Braddock.
Tom G. Braddock is survived by his wife Ann of the home; three children, David Braddock of Altus, Gayle Abernathy and husband Don of Altus and Dana Breaddock of San Diego, CA; four grandchildren, Adam and Rachel Braddock of Altus and Ashley and Braddock Abernathy of Altus.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Bruce Braddock in 1962 and Myrna (Wright) Braddock in 1988.
First United Methodist Church
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