He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Germany during the 1970s. He was employed as an assembler by Westinghouse in their nuclear division in Columbia, S.C. In earlier years, he had been employed by Cummins Engine.
His hobby was wood carving.
Besides his mother of Brocton, he is survived by his wife, Ruby Mitchell McBratnie, whom he married May 26, 1995; a daughter, Tabitha McBratnie of Mayville; a stepdaughter, Stacey Mitchell of South Carolina; a granddaughter, Lorelie Mitchell of South Carolina; and a sister, Shirley Burau of Silver Creek.
Besides his father, he was preceded in death by a son, Bruce Lee McBratnie; and a brother, Archie McBratnie, who died June 7, 2003.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the West Portland Baptist Church. The Rev. Gary Henry will officiate. Interment will be in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery in the town of Hanover.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Morse Funeral Home, Brocton.
Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.