George Calvin BRACKBILL

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George Brackbill in his Army uniform. (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 12/31/12 - Image Year: 1955

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George C. BRACKBILL (25 FEb 1936 - 3 May 1999)

George was the son of Daniel Gable and Myrtle E. (Smith) Brackbill. He was the husband of Zenda Shearer. He was a farmer and logger and loved driving a race car.

OBITUARY: PORT ROYAL - GEORGE C. BRACKBILL, 63, of Port Royal RR1, died at 1:40 a.m. Monday, May 3, 1999, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown.

Born Feb. 25, 1936, in Spruce Hill Township, Juniata County, he was the son of the late Daniel G. and Myrtle E. (Smith) Brackbill. His wife, Zenda (Shearer) Brackbill, whom he married Nov. 24, 1967, survives.

Also surviving are: a son, Daniel George Brackbill, Port Royal RR1; brothers and sisters, Mrs. Lewis (Velma) Ellingsworth, Seanor, Mrs. James (Vera) Harpster, Burnham, Mrs. Bradford (Roberta) Kepner, Hummelstown RR1, Mrs. Henry (Edna) Lauver, Camp Hill, Mrs. William (Anna) Fry, Honey Grove RR1, Mrs. Lowell (Rachel) Weaver, Lancaster, Mildred Hendricks, Mifflintown, Mrs. Myles (Dorene) Adams, Port Royal RR1, Elmer J. Brackbill, Mifflintown RR1, and Earl S. Brackbill, Duncannon.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Heidi Lynn Brackbill, and two brothers, Albert J. and Raymond P. Brackbill.

He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War.

He was a farmer and logger. He was a past Spruce Hill Township Supervisor. He had driven a late-model racecar on various local tracks from 1963 to 1970.

He was a member of Matamoras United Methodist Church and Penn Central Racing Association.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, with the Rev. Frank J. Swartz officiating. Interment will be in New Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal.

Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Graveside military services will be conducted by Juniata County Veterans Council.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Matamoras United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 396, Port Royal, PA 17082-0396.

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Contributed by rkohler3 on 1/15/21 - Image Year: 1952
BRACKBILL SIBLINGS: (l-r) Dorene, George and Mildred Brackbill.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 12/31/12 - Image Year: 1953
George C. Brackbill while in high school.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 3/30/19 - Image Year: 1955
BRACKBILL SIBLINGS: (l-r) Mildred, George and Dorene Brackbill.
Contributed by garthe on 11/20/10 - Image Year: 1960
George Brackbill at Port Royal Speedway
Contributed by rkohler3 on 2/24/17 - Image Year: 1962
KEN CISNEY (l) and GEORGE BRACKBILL (r) in front of the Marietta Shoppe, ready for the Sesquicentennial Parade in 1962. (Photo submitted by Randy Groninger)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 9/13/09 - Image Year: 1965
George BRACKBILL drove for Homer Smith in 1965 and the picture was taken at Homer's shop on Old Route 322 north of Mifflintown.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 11/20/10 - Image Year: 1966
George Brackbill at Port Royal Speedway
Contributed by rkohler3 on 10/28/16 - Image Year: 1965
PORT ROYAL SPEEDWAY AWARDS CEREMONY: George Brackbill (on the left) is one of the recipients of a trophy at a Speedway awards ceremony.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 10/7/11 - Image Year: 1998
TVHS CLASS 54-55 REUNION (Pontius McClure Picnic Area - July 11, 1998) Seated (l-r) Ed Allen, Harold Hartman, George Stake, Ken Cisney, GEORGE BRACKBILL, Steve Schwarz; Standing (l-r) Joan Bardell Weiand, Beverly Ritzman Hood, Retta Helwig Ebersole, Gayle Meloy Cisney, JoAnne Landis Heckert, Kay Crimmel Leach, Dorice McClure Pontius

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