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Obituary – Fred Wyatt Brake




Fred Wyatt Brake, age 76 of Madison, Tenn., passed away 
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007. Mr. Brake was retired from the Metro  Government Parks and Recreation Department. He was a person who gave much to his community by serving many years as a member and President of the Madison Civic Club and as President, for 23 years, of the Madison Babe Ruth Baseball League. He took great pride in providing a lovely baseball field and park for many young men and their families in Madison and surrounding areas.
             Mr. Brake was also a retired horse trainer who trained first at Solitude Stock Farm in Goodlettsville for H.L. Worrell. At  that time he won the weanling world championship with Sun Of Midnight and an amateur world championship with My Palomino Pal with H.L. Worrell in the irons. He trained alongside great trainers such as Donald Paschal and Wallace Brandon and showed successfully throughout Tennessee and the adjourning states. He ran Fred Brake Stables in Madison, Tenn., until he retired 35 years ago.
             Mr. Brake was preceded in death by his mother, Arby Brake; father, Jack Brake; brothers, Robert and David Brake. He is  survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Barbara Brake; daughters, Karen Brooks and husband, Roy, Athens, Ohio, Sandy Thomas and husband Bob, Shade, Ohio; son, Jeff Brake and wife Kim, Goodlettsville; 
grandchildren, Jessica Kasler and husband Brad, Stacy Brooks, Ryan Thomas and Sara Thomas; also, special granddog, Molly; brother, Delmas Brake and wife Barbara; sisters, Jean McCawley, Katie Wilson and husband Thomas, Fran Arrington and husband Cliff, Pam Jones and husband Phillip; sisters-in-law, Judy Brake, Patsy Brake; our very special Aunt Dot, Shawnee, Ohio. Visitation was Fri., Nov. 9, at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville. Funeral services were held Sat., Nov. 10, at Rivergate Church of Christ, Goodlettsville. Brother Sellars Crain and Brother Tom Seals officiated. Honorary pallbearers  were David Selby, Howard Caruthers, Bob Dishon, Brandon Brake, Wally Jones, Kenny Crossland and Thomas Coley. Active pallbearers were Roy Brooks, Bob Thomas, Ryan Thomas, Trey Miles, Eddie Pharris, Chip Brake, Ben Albert and Bob Brake. Interment was at Henderson Memory Gardens.
             The family would like to thank the staff at Skyline Medical Center for the wonderful care they gave to their husband and father and the compassion they gave to them. They wanted to give a very special thank you to Dr. Gregory Rowbatham.

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