Donald Ray Brackin, 72, of Williams, Ariz. died Aug. 18, 2008 in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was born in Oklahoma City, Okla. and raised in Tucson, Ariz.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Erma, his daughter Lisa, his three sons Mike, Kevin and Doug along with their wives Penne, Desiree and Joy, his seven grandchildren Katy, Paige, Eilis, Korryn, Mollie, Konner and Shelby, his lifelong friend Beverly O'Connor and many other friends and family.
He began his career in the lumber business with Payless Cashways in 1959, culminating with the founding of Odds-N-Ends Lumber in 1975, now doing business as Homco Ace Home Center in Flagstaff, Ariz.
His Oklahoma roots kindled his real passion, which was farming and ranching. He has been a respected rancher in northern Arizona for the last 30 years.
A memorial will be held at noon, Friday, Sept. 5 at The Flagstaff Elks Club, 2101 N. San Francisco St. in Flagstaff.
Memorials may be made to: Horses Help, 2601 E. Rose Garden Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85050.