Wayne M. Bramley, 73, passed away in his home on September 10, 2012. Wayne was born in Chesterfield, Illinois on November 4, 1938, to Vera and Horace Bramley. He graduated from Carlinville High School and Tidewater Community College. After graduating from high school he joined the Navy and retired after 20 years of service. After that retirement, he spent 10 years with Northrop Aircraft Corporation and 10 years with the United States Postal Service.
Wayne was a member of VFW Post 392, the Fleet Reserve Association, and the American Legion. He loved animals and supported both the Virginia Beach and Norfolk SPCAs. He will be missed by his canine companions “Bo” and “Miley”. He was a great friend and was always willing to lend a helping hand. He cared deeply for those less fortunate than himself and contributed regularly to the Union Mission, the Food Bank, the Salvation Army and Energy Share.
Wayne loved to fish and hunt, but his real passion was the Washington Redskins. He never missed a game which he enjoyed both attending and watching in his “Redskins Room”. He also enjoyed NASCAR, the Washington Nationals, and daily games of Sudoku and Cryptoquip. He enjoyed life and loved spending time with his family and many friends. He enjoyed traveling, especially trips to Fernandina Beach in Amelia Island, Florida and Las Vegas.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving and caring wife Melinda Mary; his daughters and family, Cindy and Greg Sassin, Andrea Bramley, Shelly Bramley, all of Virginia Beach, Heather Smith of Dauphin, PA, Evelyn Hewitt Ed of Jacksonville, IL, Jeanne Arnett of Chesterfield, IL, Bill Bramley of O’Fallon, IL, Judy Bivin Richard of Nilwood, IL, Ed Bramley of Franklin, IL, Ken McMurray of Ormon Beach, FL, Bruce McMurray Sandra of Fayetteville, NC, Don McMurray Meredith of Sarasota, FL, Nina McMurray, Susan McMurray, Mark McMurray of Pensacola, FL, six wonderful grandchildren and one awesome great grandson. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. He will be dearly missed and will live on in our hearts and memories. He was preceded in death by his grandson Michael Pribesh. He was a loving husband, father, brother and brother-in-law and will be greatly missed by those who had the privilege of knowing him.
A memorial service will be held Friday, September 14, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at Saint Simon Episcopal Church, 308 Sandbridge Road, Virginia Beach, VA,parking in rear with a reception immediately following.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Virginia Beach or Norfolk SPCA. Arrangements are being handled at our Maestas Chapel, 1801 Baltic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451.