E. Edward Braden, 81, of Tecumseh, passed away January 26, 2010, at Herrick Medical Center. He was born June 10, 1928, in Harlan County, Ky., the son of Claude and Mae (Bussell) Braden. On March 15, 1947, he married Shrelda Yeary in Middlesboro, Ky. and she survives.
Ed was retired from Tecumseh Products Company with 30 years of service. He was a member of the Tecumseh Church of God and was the Adult Sunday School Teacher for several years.
In addition to his wife, Shrelda, Ed is survived by his children, Ron E. Braden and Gerald P. Braden both of Houston, Texas, Diane (Merele) Vinson and Lois (Don) Sower both of Adrian; his grandchildren, Rebecca (Ryan) Maxwell of Loganville, Ga., Jeremy Braden of Tecumseh, Rachel Vinson of Adrian, Jason (Jeanette) Braden of Amherst, N.Y.; daughter-in-law, Sandra Braden of South Lyon; great-grandchildren, Devon, Chase, and Nyah Maxwell of Loganville, GA; and brothers and sisters, Maggie Johnson of Charleston, W.V., Denver (Lori) Braden of San Marcos, Calif., LeRoy (Ann) Braden of London, England, Carolyn (Bill) King of San Antonio, Texas, and Larry Braden of Defiance, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Donald E. Braden.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, January 29, 2010, at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh with Pastor Doug Leith officiating. Interment will follow at Brookside Cemetery, Tecumseh.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tecumseh Church of God or Hospice of Lenawee.
Condolences to the family may be made online at www.pursefuneralhome.com.