LADOGA — Revis Wayne Brazle, of Ladoga, died at 8:20 p.m. Nov. 2, 2013, at Ben Hur Health and Rehabilitation, in Crawfordsville. He was born May 16, 1929, to Milas and Lily Grandfield Brazle, at their farm near Brownstown, Ill.
He attended a one-room schoolhouse and graduated from Brownstown (Ill.) High School. He worked on the family farm and at Caterpillar until he served in the U.S. Army in 1951-1953 as a pharmacy tech. He enrolled at Lincoln Bible Institute, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministry in 1957.
On Aug. 18, 1956, he and Rogene Cunningham were married in Terre Haute, at the Maple Avenue Christian Church. Rogene also graduated from Lincoln Bible Institute and together they served churches at Ramsey, Ill., Brazil, Ind., Arlington, Ind., and New Market, Ind. In addition, they led music for many revivals in the Terre Haute and Brazil area. They were very dedicated to young people, which resulted in about 15 men and women entering some area of ministry. Revis was a member of the Ladoga Christian Church.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years; and two children, Jane (Brian) Travis of Crawfordsville, and Joel (Mischy) Brazle of Henderson, Nev.; five grandchildren, Daniele (Michael) Kalwat of Irving Texas, Tim Montoney of Crawfordsville, Sarah (Jason) Gray of Winchester, Ewan and Maple Brazle of Henderson, Nev.; two sisters and two brothers, Wilma (Joe) Kruger, Vernon (Judy) Brazle, Linda Cunningham, all of Brownstown Ill., and Kenneth (Gail) Brazle of Cadiz, Ky.; mother-in-law, Marie Cunningham of Terre Haute; a brother-in-law, Doug (Deb) Cunningham of Pekin, Ill.; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded by his parents; one brother, Fredrick; and father-in-law, John Cunningham.
Visitation will be at Servies & Morgan Funeral Home at Ladoga on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be at Berea Christian Church on South Waterworks Road, in Brazil, at 12 noon on Friday Nov. 8, 2013. Ansil Harpold will officiate. There also will be visitation from 10 a.m. until noon Friday, at the church. Burial will be at Summit Lawn Cemetery, in Brazil, with military honors at the cemetery. Memorials may be made to American Rehabilitation Ministries and envelopes will be available at the funeral home. The family is very grateful for the care and compassion shown to Revis and Rogene these past months by the Ben Hur Health and Rehabilitation staff.
Online condolences may be made at: www.serviesmorgan.com
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